Category Archives: Commentary

Commentary: So Long, Slug Bug

Tweet Photo by Randy Stern The first time around was an icon mired in global history and eventual conflict. The second time around was just for nostalgia’s sake. The Volkswagen Beetle had a shape that was simple, fun, joyous, and … Continue reading

Posted in Automotive Industry, Commentary | Tagged | Leave a comment

Commentary: Going Back To Its Roots

Tweet Photo by Randy Stern This was a move that should not have happened in the first place. When Johan De Nysschen was named the head of General Motors’ Cadillac brand, those of us who knew of his work with … Continue reading

Posted in Automotive Industry, Commentary | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Commentary: Electrification or Just Electric Vehicles?

Tweet Photo by Randy Stern Electrification is more than just a buzzword. It has become a battle cry in the premium/luxury vehicle segment. This month alone witnessed the unveiling of two upcoming production full-battery electric SUV/Crossovers and a glimpse at … Continue reading

Posted in Alternative Fuels and Propulsion, Automotive Industry, Commentary | Leave a comment

Commentary: It’s a Collector’s World After All

Tweet This Duesenberg is only worth $4 Million… – Photo by Randy Stern It is smart to react. It is absurd to overreact. The problem with keeping a personal opinion to one’s self rather than espousing them on the interwebs … Continue reading

Posted in Automobile Lifestyle, Commentary | Leave a comment

Commentary: Protest and Consumerism

Tweet Photo by Randy Stern Sadly, I have to write another politically-based commentary on this website. And, yes, it has to do with a related topic involving the automotive industry. But, first, some lyrics from Peter Gabriel… You can blow … Continue reading

Posted in Automotive Industry, Commentary | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Automobile Lifestyle, Commentary | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Automotive Industry, Commentary | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Automotive Industry, Commentary | Tagged | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Automobile Writing, Automotive Industry, Commentary | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Automotive Industry, Commentary | Leave a comment