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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
Tweet 2008 Pontiac G6 GT Coupe – All Photos by Randy Stern A Victory & Reseda “Throwback Review” of the 2005-2010 Pontiac G6 Sometimes, a car will show up during a period of time that would be much to my … Continue reading
Tweet 2008 Pontiac G6 – All photos by Randy Stern It was 2009. The clouds were looming over Renaissance Center as to how to exit from its Bankruptcy case after taking Troubled Asset Relief Fund money. Amid the sell-off of … Continue reading
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
Tweet All Photos by Randy Stern Have you ever wondered why certain cars are still on the road? This is not to dismiss a particular vehicle, but to point out something that has scratched heads amongst enthusiasts and people in … 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 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
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 What was a young teenager’s fantasy in 1982? A young man loved his cars fast, furious…or astute. The Lamborghini Countach would soon replace Farah Fawcett on some bedroom walls, but even Journey or Rush couldn’t yield to a difficult-to-drive … Continue reading