Category Archives: Automotive Industry

Commentary: And Now We Know

Tweet Let me cut to the chase: We now know the outcome of the Mitsubishi Motors transaction with Nissan. From reading the notes of the release on Renault Nissan Mitsubishi’s “Alliance 2022” plan, there is more good news than bad. … Continue reading

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V&R Stories: I Understand Now

Tweet 2010 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon on the Off-Road course at the Jeep “Rocks and Road Tour” at the Mall of America, Bloomington, MN. – All photos by Randy Stern The phrase you’ve seen many times: “It’s a Jeep thing, … Continue reading

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Commentary: Eclipsing The Moment

Tweet Getting eclipse viewing glasses at Daley Plaza, Chicago – Photo by Randy Stern My friends – you are amazing. In following social media, I saw what you did. You did not fly “your Lear Jet to Nova Scotia to … Continue reading

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Commentary: FCA and The Chinese?

Tweet Photo by Randy Stern I hate to say this…it’s my gut feeling…but…”here we go again!” If you have followed the latest news from Auburn Hills, Sergio Marchionne is putting parts of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles on the block. This time, … Continue reading

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Commentary: The Shifting Sands of (Potentially) Discontinued Models

Tweet Soon to be a goner? – All photos by Randy Stern “Sales are down! We must do something!” Imagine being in a meeting when this was uttered from the mouth of someone from upper management. What could transpire next … Continue reading

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Car Guys and Charity in the Twin Cities

Tweet To raise some money for your charity, you have to bring out your best. This is true everywhere. Including the automotive world. And, it could be anywhere. In the Twin Cities, 3M has a standing relationship with the United … Continue reading

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Why Certified Pre-Owned Sales Programs Work

Tweet Photo by Randy Stern One of the biggest suggestions I received by anyone associated with me has to do with car shopping. She suggested that I look into a Certified Pre-Owned vehicle. In her case, it’s usually Certified Pre-Owned … Continue reading

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Commentary: Making a Stand

Tweet Photo by Randy Stern Elon Musk is perhaps a hero. What the Chief Executive Officer at Tesla did was in response to an announcement made by the President of the United States America, Donald Trump. President Trump declared that … Continue reading

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#MAMA17SR: Well…

Tweet All Photos by Randy Stern How do I make up for a lost year? I thought I did when I returned to the Midwest Automotive Media Association’s Fall Rally last year after skipping the larger Spring event at Road … Continue reading

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Commentary: A Change at The Top in Dearborn

Tweet Was Mark Fields fired…or did he retire? It was already an extraordinary news cycle in the early hours of Monday morning. It did not involve anything violent or tragic. It was a change of command in Dearborn at Ford … Continue reading

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