Category Archives: Automotive Industry

“Is That Your Final Answer?”

TweetA Victory & Reseda review of the 2015 Ford F-150 The answer is 780,354. If we were playing “Jeopardy,” the question would be “How many Ford F-Series trucks were sold in 2015?” But, how many people would have gotten it? … Continue reading

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Commentary: If We Can Get This Here…

TweetWhat about Buick now? When we discuss Buick, we often think of how successful it has become in China, while it inches its way back to the North American consciousness. We are seeing a return to design, performance and interest … Continue reading

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Commentary: Hyundai’s “Invisible Touch”

Tweet“…and Then There Were Three.” “Three Sides Live.” “Turn It On!” “Invisible Touch?” How many Genesis puns should I use ahead of the new use for the band’s name? Actually, this is an old joke. Yet, some people may think … Continue reading

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Adventures in Media Opportunities – 2015 Edition

Tweet Progress is a good thing. This year, I experienced progress and growth as an automotive writer/journalist/blogger. Though traffic is down on Victory & Reseda from last year’s phenomenal year, the real growth came with making inroads with the car … Continue reading

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In Search Of New Roads

Tweet Chevrolet was trying to “Find New Roads.” It lead them to the Twin Cities. To promote the coming of several new models for the 2016 model year, Chevrolet put on a road trip to feature their biggest introduction as … Continue reading

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Commentary: How Should I Cover The Continuing Story?

Tweet “So, Randy, what is your take on the whole Volkswagen crisis?” Seems to be that everyone thinks I have the answer to what was happening at Volkswagen AG, let alone Volkswagen of America. It is a hot subject due … Continue reading

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MAMA Fall Rally 2015: Finding Competency

Tweet It has been three years since my first event as a member of the Midwest Automotive Media Association. It is a membership I take seriously, as it has connected me with the region’s best automotive media people, as well … Continue reading

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Commentary: Provocations from IAA 2015

Tweet Honestly, I am not a fan of electric cars. Nor do I find pleasure driving hybrids, either. I have to experience both kinds of vehicles because it is my job. I am also not a fan of Tesla Motors … Continue reading

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What’s New (Again) from FCA for 2016?

Tweet It was an honor to be invited again. It was also an honor to attend and participate in one of the best annual manufacturer events put on in the automotive industry. For several years, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles opened up … Continue reading

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Putting EcoBoost to The Challenge

Tweet How do you know if a technology is good or not? The technology in question is a familiar one to me – the lineup of Ford’s EcoBoost engines. Ford went on to install a turbocharger – or two – … Continue reading

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