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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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Historiography: The Personification of Genuine Mopar

Tweet All Photos by Randy Stern Well before the late Sergio Marchionne arrived at Auburn Hills, there was a brand that competed in the budget car field under the Mopar banner. It was once the match for Chevrolets and Ford, … Continue reading

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Historiography: The Misapplication of Issigonis’ Engineering Breakthrough

Tweet The first application of Sir Alec Issigonis’ engineering breakthrough – All Photos by Randy Stern, except otherwise noted Remember Sir Alec Issigonis? The innovation he created by switching the orientation of the engine, changing the traditional transmission to a … Continue reading

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My Favorites From My Birth Year

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

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My Favorite Mopars of All Time

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

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Historiography: The “Ugly” Subcompacts of the 1970s

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

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Historiography: Forward Looking

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

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My Favorite Collectable Cars

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

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My Favorite Cars That I Never Got The Chance To Drive

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

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Five Favorites From The 1990s

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

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