Category Archives: Automotive Industry

Commentary: Super Big *Bleeping* Deal

Tweet The 2017 Audi S6 at the site of this year’s Super Bowl – Photo by Randy Stern The Super Bowl is happening within miles of my doorstep. The fifty-second rendition of the National Football League’s biggest show will kick … Continue reading

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Visiting The Service Department

Tweet All Photos by Randy Stern Service. It is the most important part of the automobile ownership experience. If something is wrong with your vehicle, you want it fixed. If you are unable to do your own maintenance, the service … Continue reading

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The 2017 End-Of-Year Sales Sweepstakes

Tweet Still the champion… – All Photos by Randy Stern The numbers are in. How did 2017 fare at the car dealerships? There was a moment when the goal of scaling over 17 million automotive units in the USA was … Continue reading

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Commentary: A Justification for the Lamborghini Urus

Tweet Why does the Lamborghini Urus exist? Why does the Bentley Bentayga get all of the attention these days? Why, oh why… Not exactly eternal questions, but they do point to a factor that we have seen recently that actually … Continue reading

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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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