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Tweet How my NAIAS experience began. All photos by Randy Stern It was great to be back in Detroit. It was in 2006 when I first visited the Motor City. It welcomed me with a trove of history unlike any … Continue reading
Tweet 2013 GMC Terrain Denali. All photos by Randy stern Did you know I had a hand in the introduction of the car pictured above? Well, sort of. At the last Chicago Auto Show, I was with Alex Villani and … Continue reading
Tweet Photo by Randy Stern The data has been crunched. The panel of jurors has spoken. Out of 39 vehicles considered for the Victory & Reseda 2012 Vehicle of The Year, the following ten have made the Short List:
Tweet All photos by Randy Stern The question was asked on Lavender magazine in reference to my review of the 2012 Ram 1500 Tradesman: “Um, wait, why is there a pickup truck appearing in Lavender this week?” It is legitimate … Continue reading
Tweet One of several vehicles driven during the Midwest Automotive Media Association Fall Rally – 2013 Audi A4 2.0T. All photos by Randy Stern Even mature adult working professionals can be “kids in the candy store.” How so? Put a … Continue reading
Remember our old friend the GMC Terrain?
You know, that buffed, squared off two-row crossover that yielded two pieces on here and a two-page spread in Lavender magazine? The one that conquered Interstates 90 and 94, and the first snow of the Twin Cities’ so-called winter…that one! Well, General Motors’ mainstream two-row crossover provided the biggest surprise of the week for us in the auto journalism business.
A month ago at the Chicago Auto Show, a few of us journos were milling around the GMC stand after the 2013 Acadia was revealed to the universe. The discussion focused back at the Terrain and what we would love to see from its smallest and second most selling product. Once the word “Denali” came up, the ideas flowed just as a dam was opened up along the Mississippi River.
In my reviews of the Terrain, I mentioned how the SLT-2 models I drove were equipped short of a Denali-level model. Yet, no one gave any indication that GMC’s top end sub-brand was even considered for the two-row crossover.
We could dream, right? Continue reading
Tweet 1982 GMC S-15 Pickup. Photo (c)1981, 2012 General Motors To survive a recession, you have to weather the storm. The early 1980s were an economic mess, yet not as bad as it was during the 1970s. This past recession … Continue reading
Chicago Auto Show is still considered one of the major exhibitions of the automobile in the USA. Being one of the “majors” on the USA auto show circuit, manufacturers are given the opportunity to debut brand new or revised models to their lineups. Chicago continues to provide this opportunity for the automotive world to see what’s new and different for the upcoming model year.
In recent times, manufacturers are no longer tied to the auto shows to create debut events. Also, the number of opportunities for these debuts are being consolidated or reduced for various different reasons. At one time, the Chicago Auto Show organizers were planning to consolidate their press conference schedule into one day. Luckily, they did not do so this year. Who is to say whether they will do this in the future?
Still, there are some debuts to be discussed. Here’s the best ones that showed up at McCormick Place… Continue reading
The annual sales figures are in! I could recount which vehicles were the best sellers in the nation, but I’d rather concentrate on how last year’s main vehicle review subjects fared in 2011. Also, I try to analyze how each vehicle could fare in the coming year.