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Tweet We used to call them “divisions” when I was a kid. Divisions were the name given for what we call “brands” today. They denoted a specific marque – another term used elsewhere of the same thing. It is all … Continue reading
Tweet A typical Wednesday morning at Autobahn Country Club – All Photos by Randy Stern Why is the Midwest Automotive Media Association such an honor to be a member of? A discussion with one of its board members came up … Continue reading
Tweet General Motors is defining what a practical EV looks like. Electric cars might not be what will make a difference to meet the looming Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards for 2025. The future will see greater and greater … Continue reading
Tweet Is there a worse time to build an all new hybrid? Nissan laid the Altima Hybrid to rest in 2011. Despite higher fuel prices than today the Altima Hybrid did not sell well. Nissan, under Carlos Ghosn, has always … Continue reading
Tweet 1978 Cadillac Coupe de Ville – All Photos by Randy Stern September 30, 1976 may not be on everyone’s calendar – but it should be. On that date, the American automotive industry showed us the way forward. It was … Continue reading
Tweet Photo by Randy Stern What is it like to be a car dealership? Automotive retailing is a huge business in the USA. It was built on the idea of introducing the public to the automobile. Our Historiography showed how … Continue reading
Tweet First, it was the Ciel. Then came the Elmiraj. Now, the Escala. Now what? Good question. In recent years, Cadillac made the Monterey Car Week their platform to entice us towards the next design movement for the brand. General … Continue reading
Tweet Photo by Randy Stern $18 billion is how much it costs to lie to consumers. Volkswagen AG has reached a settlement with the EPA to rectify an issue with their 2.0 liter TDI engines. VW will initiate a three-pronged … Continue reading
Tweet A mighty industrial power once built these by hand. Now what? – Photo by Randy Stern It is tough not to talk about politics these days. In fact, I would rather not. There’s just too much opportunism, acrimony, hatred, … Continue reading
Tweet IndyCar is the guiding light for engine manufacturers. Downsized, turbocharged, high compression ratios, and exotic materials – this describes the 2.2 liter twin turbo V6 specified by the Verizon IndyCar series. These engines are designed, built and supplied by … Continue reading