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Tweet “You knew I had to show up eventually…” – All Photos by Randy Stern What was so good about the year I was born? The Beatles, The Supremes, Muscle and Pony Cars…am I missing anything else? Here’s an idea: … Continue reading
Tweet All Photos by Randy Stern Yes, I am Moparian. You know the story – it’s been told many times on this blog. Why should I epxlain this further? Because I am a Moparian (by decisions made by a family … Continue reading
Tweet AMC Gremlin. Photo by Randy Stern Were these cars considered “subcompacts” or “compacts?” That is a 44-year old question that has scratched the heads of those of us who lament and laugh of these cars. In particular, how do … Continue reading
Tweet All Photos by Randy Stern 1955 was a great year for the automobile. It was a breakthrough one for one particular manufacturer thought to be lost with the shenanigans of the early part of the decade by America’s biggest … Continue reading
Tweet All Photos by Randy Stern If there were one thing I learned from my second 10,000 Lakes Concours d’Elegance, it would be the necessity of preserving automotive history. I was talking to one of the participants from the Concours … 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 Photo by Randy Stern The 1990s proved to be an interesting time for me. I could bore with the details, but between the best car I ever owned and a cross-country bounce to find an identity – I am … Continue reading
Tweet Photo by Randy Stern Though I was born in the 1960s, I could recall some of the decade’s biggest flashpoints. How could a three-year-old understand such things as Civil Rights, Vietnam and the “Summer of Love?” That all came … Continue reading
Tweet You always remember your first convertible. All photos by Randy Stern There are days when it is a shame to call myself a native Californian. The most typical scene in classic California iconography has been the convertible. Always with … Continue reading
If you want to know where “carmmunity” is celebrated – go to a car show or meet somewhere.
There are plenty of them across the calendar year – everywhere you can imagine for any brand possible. In some places, you can throw a stone and a few cars would gather with their owners swapping ideas on how to improve their vehicle’s looks and/or performance.
Think of these shows as places of worship, combined with a picnic and an open-air market. The faithful come together with their vehicles for a celebration of their interest. The joyful noise you hear is a engine at full throttle.
This is my kind of place. Continue reading