Category Archives: Automotive Industry

Historiography: Like a Fox

TweetName one of the most enduring and memorable vehicle platforms of the past 40 years? There are several to choose from. Although, we tend to remember those from the “Big Three” – Detroit’s automakers. But, if we sift through every … Continue reading

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Commentary: Life at $5.25 Million Per 30 Seconds

TweetEvery year on this date, I try to make sense of life. Life, in context to this work. To do so, I have to look back a couple of days. For example, this past Sunday. During Super Bowl LIII, a … Continue reading

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Commentary: Are The Chinese Coming?

TweetNormally I would not pay attention to the National Automobile Dealers Association’s annual confab. There are a few people I know that attend this every year on various sides of the business. I will bet you that they had some … Continue reading

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The Speculator’s 2019 Version of The Crystal Ball Method of Prediction

TweetCan’t kick a good idea, but we cringe on the bad ones! How many rumors have you heard that make you wonder the overall intelligence of humanity? How many of those rumors do you think that you can come up … Continue reading

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Welcome to 2019

TweetWelcome to 2019! We hope you made it through the New Year unscathed. Our headquarters had its share of strange weather through the holidays. We had snow, then rain, more snow, icy conditions, a brief warmup, then more snow, and … Continue reading

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Commentary: Good-Bye 2018!

TweetThe end of the year. How do you quantify that fact? Simple. You look back, celebrate the highlights, bless the low moments, and look forward to the new year. Certainly, V&R had some highlights. We had some successful turns with … Continue reading

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Historiography: The Day The Auto Industry Changed

TweetDecember 26, 1985. In Canada, this was “Boxing Day.” As it is in the rest of the British Commonwealth. In the USA, it was the day when bad gifts were returned back to their stores for something the recipients wanted … Continue reading

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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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