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Tweet Over the past few years, the gap between things we (USA people) cannot have and could possibly get have narrowed. Part of it due to the limitation on importing vehicles outside of the country – whether the regulation is … Continue reading
Tweet Wait, that Buick rendering sort of looks like me! All Photos by Randy Stern You hear that cheering in the background? It is because General Motors is going ahead and replacing one of its more popular vehicles. Though reports … Continue reading
Tweet All Photos by Randy Stern Not everything goes the way as it was intended. Selling a new brand in the USA is not as easy as you think. The impetus begins with good intentions, but somehow the idea of … Continue reading
Tweet Endorsed by Bob Lutz, Americanized…nope, never drove it. All Photos by Randy Stern It has been a while, has it not? The whole My Favorite thing… It is not for lack of imagination. Rather, I have been busy on … Continue reading
Tweet Imagine driving this in ‘Murica… 1978 Opel Senator – Photo (c) 1978/2013 GM Want to stand out in a crowd? How about driving in a car only a few have ever heard of. How? According to the United States … Continue reading
Tweet All photos by Randy Stern O, Five Favorites, we hardly knew ye… Frankly, the old Five Faves have been set aside somehow thanks to Auto Show coverage, going Way Off Road and whatever floats V&R’s boat…er, car. That does … Continue reading
Tweet Drive this for my birthday?!? Photo by Randy Stern I am celebrating my birthday today. In the past, I mentioned that I do prefer more understated celebrations at this stage in life. This is true, but what if I … Continue reading
We at Victory & Reseda< ?i> have some good news…and some bad news.
First, the good news: Holden will build the VF Commodore before we know it! Essentially, the VF will be a re-skin of the current VE. As you know, the VE came out on General Motors’ Zeta platform designed for a series of rear-wheel-drive vehicles aimed at Australiasia and North America. The VF is slated to use lighter materials – namely aluminum – add a bunch of tech on-board and to emulate a global design language as dictated by Chevrolet.
Power for the VF should be the same. Australian consumers already enjoy two High Feature V6s (a Holden design, in case you’re wondering) of 3.0litre and 3.6litre displacement. The top engine should be the newest generation Small Block V8 – displacing 6.2litres as in the current Corvette.
North American consumers received their first taste of the genial Aussie in the Pontiac G8 – a future classic by all accounts. Currently, the Zeta underpins the Canadian-built Chevrolet Camaro and long-wheelbase Chevrolet Caprice PPV (also sold as a Holden and a Chevrolet in various markets from New Zealand to the Middle East). Continue reading
Tweet Photo courtesy of the Ford Motor Company. The world did not end at the Pacific Ocean. I knew this was true. Some friends went outward beyond the ocean to places I could only dream of going. Australia was of … Continue reading