Category Archives: Automotive Industry

Commentary: The Game of Unallocation

TweetIt was not the news that got our attention. It was the speculation based on the news. I already talked about this before. The way we cover news has been a mixed bag of sticking to honest and professional tenets … Continue reading

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Commentary: Much Ado About “Le Cost Cutter”

Tweet Nissan’s corporate communications team called this incident “serious misconduct.” On Monday, November 19, the news blazed out of Yokohama that Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.’s Chairman Carlos Ghosn and Representative Director Greg Kelly did not properly report compensation amounts to … Continue reading

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Commentary: The Day The Guns Fell Silent

Tweet ,i>Photo by Randy Stern One hundred years ago today, the guns fell silent on what could have been the war to end all wars. The significance of this day yielded a day of Remembrance. Americans call this Veteran’s Day. … Continue reading

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#MAMA18FR – More Than Just Getting “Out of The Office”

Tweet Perhaps a bit too much fun? – All Photos by Randy Stern Why do I still get excited about going to media events? It would be easy for me to say that it “gets me out of the office.” … Continue reading

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Commentary: So Long, Slug Bug

Tweet Photo by Randy Stern The first time around was an icon mired in global history and eventual conflict. The second time around was just for nostalgia’s sake. The Volkswagen Beetle had a shape that was simple, fun, joyous, and … Continue reading

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Commentary: Going Back To Its Roots

Tweet Photo by Randy Stern This was a move that should not have happened in the first place. When Johan De Nysschen was named the head of General Motors’ Cadillac brand, those of us who knew of his work with … Continue reading

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Commentary: Electrification or Just Electric Vehicles?

Tweet Photo by Randy Stern Electrification is more than just a buzzword. It has become a battle cry in the premium/luxury vehicle segment. This month alone witnessed the unveiling of two upcoming production full-battery electric SUV/Crossovers and a glimpse at … Continue reading

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Commentary: Protest and Consumerism

Tweet Photo by Randy Stern Sadly, I have to write another politically-based commentary on this website. And, yes, it has to do with a related topic involving the automotive industry. But, first, some lyrics from Peter Gabriel… You can blow … Continue reading

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What Would Randy Buy…the 2018 Edition

Tweet All Photos by Randy Stern Welcome to my annual tradition of self-indulgence and absolute pining for the day I can buy a vehicle that I would truly enjoy and own. But, how? And, who’s money? Understand that for the … Continue reading

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Sergio Marchionne: 1952-2018

Tweet The following is a statement released by John Elkann, the Chairman of the Board of Directors at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and its holding company EXOR NV: “Unfortunately, what we feared has come to pass. Sergio Marchionne, man and friend, … Continue reading

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