Category Archives: Commentary

Commentary: My Left Foot and The Imbalance Between Health and Driving

Tweet Photo by Randy Stern If you are dealing with some sort of terminal or debilitating illness or injury – you should not be driving. That’s a loaded statement! The idea that health should be a factor in eliminating one’s … Continue reading

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Commentary: Much Ado About Trade and Tariffs

Tweet The United States of America has always had a long and complicated relationship with trade and tariffs. There are some basic principles that have been at the core of trade in this country. What do we need in terms … Continue reading

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Commentary: The Sudden Succession Plan

Tweet He was supposed to hang in there until 2019. Sergio Marchionne was set to retire next year. He would have left the CEO position at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles. However, his position on the boards of CNH, Ferrari, and of … Continue reading

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Commentary: Cars vs. Crossovers…and The Debate Itself

Tweet All Photos by Randy Stern Reality is setting in. Not a lot of us are liking it. The headline that has been on auto-repeat for the past few years has been the proliferation of the SUV/Crossover. They have been … Continue reading

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Commentary: For The Love of The Big Cars

Tweet All Photos by Randy Stern Here is something you should know about me…I have a soft spot for big sedans. Perhaps I always had. Of course, size being relative over the years I enjoyed the large car. My first … Continue reading

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Commentary: The New Chevrolet Blazer and The Future of the Crossover/SUV

Tweet You know what they say: “just when you least expect it…” At a private media event in Atlanta, Chevrolet rolled out their latest addition to its lineup of SUVs and crossovers. It was an ongoing rumor that the nameplate … Continue reading

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Commentary: Holding Firm on Cars

Tweet Photo by Randy Stern In the aftermath of Ford’s first quarter earnings conference call, all eyes were pointed to Renaissance Center and General Motors’ CEO Mary Barra’s office. We were wondering if GM would follow suit and trim their … Continue reading

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Commentary: Fifty Years of Hot Wheels

Tweet Photo by Randy Stern Want to talk about being born at the right time? I was four years old when Mattel introduced their Hot Wheels cars at the 1968 New York Toy Show. What happened afterward was a phenomenon … Continue reading

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Commentary: Not The Final Mic Drop

Tweet This was rumored to be Sergio Marchionne’s curtain call at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles. The man was responsible for saving Chrysler from oblivion in the face of the Global Financial Crisis. Marchionne lead the integration of the company into Fiat … Continue reading

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Commentary: “The Rolls-Royce of SUVs”

Tweet It is now a reality – the Rolls-Royce of SUVs. Rolls-Royce debuted their latest addition to their growing line of automobiles – the Cullinan. For three years, the bespoke British brand and member of the BMW Group announced it … Continue reading

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