Category Archives: Automotive Industry

Commentary: This Space is Sponsored By…

Tweet Photo by Randy Stern Did you know that such-and-such automotive brand is the proud sponsor of such-and-such sports team? Yes, sponsorship. It is all about how proud a sports team, award, event, charity, building, and so forth is to … 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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Commentary: The Last Australian Automobile

Tweet October 20, 2017, will become a date in Australia’s infamy. That will be the day when General Motors’ production facility in Elizabeth, South Australia will close for good. It will also mark the end of automobile production in Australia … Continue reading

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#MAMA17FR In Pictures

Tweet No, we didn’t drive that… – All Photos by Randy Stern For the fourth time since 2012, I returned to the Midwest Automotive Media Association’s annual Fall Rally. This was my third time attending this event at the Autobahn … Continue reading

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Joliet…via Mukwonago: The Road to #MAMA17FR

Tweet All Photos by Randy Stern I really wanted a vacation… For some, a vacation is a week away from home, going somewhere enjoyable, and doing something relaxing. I should be doing that. I know I have to do that. … Continue reading

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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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