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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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Five Favorites From The 1960s

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

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Five Favorite Convertibles (And, Yes, That’s The Title of this Post)

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

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