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Historiography: Like a Fox

TweetName one of the most enduring and memorable vehicle platforms of the past 40 years? There are several to choose from. Although, we tend to remember those from the “Big Three” – Detroit’s automakers. But, if we sift through every … Continue reading

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My Favorite Vehicles of 1969

TweetThe year 1969 was the “calm after the storm.” Or, was it? Richard M. Nixon was sworn in as the President of the United States. We finally had a lunar landing, thanks to Neil Armstrong and “Buzz” Aldrin, with Michael … Continue reading

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My Favorite Orphan Vehicles – 2018 Version

Tweet All Photos by Randy Stern Not to brag or anything, but some of us have lived long enough to remember certain vehicles in our lives that have been long forgotten by everyone else. Many vehicles have seen their last … Continue reading

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My Favorite Loss Leaders

Tweet Everyone loves a Grand Am! – All Photos by Randy Stern This decade saw six brands simply disappear from American showrooms: Pontiac, Saturn, Hummer, Mercury, Saab and Suzuki. They join the misbegotten that danced in front of us for … Continue reading

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Historiography: Ford’s Brougham Division

Tweet All Photos by Randy Stern Social media can yield either great things or a bunch of crap. You can look beyond the trolls, the wannabe friends, the haters and the noise from these channels. When you do, you will … Continue reading

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My Favorite New Vehicle Unveilings

Tweet Over the years in my professional life, I have bore witness to a few exciting new things. These are otherwise known as “unveilings.” These are big auto show moments – sometimes not at auto shows, but mostly they are. … Continue reading

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Historiography: The Epic Failures

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

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Historiography: Still Riding With a Panther

Tweet All Photos by Randy Stern It was intended to serve everyone in any capacity at every turn. The answer above would be a proper response to the question of the Panther platform’s longevity. It also serves as a reminder … Continue reading

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Five Favorite “Brief Appearances”

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

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Five Favorites from a Six-Year-Old’s Perspective

Tweet Photo by Randy Stern Want another interesting year in automobiles? The turn of the 1970s was a time of transition. It was clear that Richard Nixon wasn’t going anywhere. His administration oversaw the first landing on the moon by … Continue reading

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