Category Archives: Commentary

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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Commentary: Breaking Down Ford’s Break-Up of Its Car Lineup

Tweet “There is a Ford in your future” – and it’s this one! – All photos by Randy Stern As Ford’s president and CEO Jim Hackett caused plenty of havoc on social media, perhaps it is time for a breakdown. … Continue reading

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Commentary: When Many Pairs of Shoes Drop at Once

Tweet Photo by Randy Stern How do you feel about what Ford is about to do as soon as 2019? Let me explain…this has been in the rumor mill and in open discussion for years. Now, all reliable sources have … Continue reading

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Commentary: A Change at Cadillac House

Tweet Photo by Randy Stern It is true…Johan De Nysschen is out at Cadillac! This past week, General Motors made a very important decision regarding the future of Cadillac. They essentially replaced De Nysschen with Steve Carlisle, who ran GM … Continue reading

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Commentary: A Blizzard Full of Social Media Rancor

Tweet “Don’t look behind the Ford EcoSport…” – Photo by Randy Stern Winter decided to create havoc in the Twin Cities – again! This is not the first time we had significant snowfall in the Twin Cities in mid-April. Back … Continue reading

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Commentary: Car Season is Back…From The Freezer!

Tweet All Photos by Randy Stern It was Saturday. We had significant snowfall through the week, but it enabled a brief gap of recovery for the Twins home opener. However, tradition states that the first MN Cars & Coffee would … Continue reading

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Commentary: Subscribe To Your Car Here…

Tweet Photo by Randy Stern The 2019 Volvo XC40 had a great launch in March of 2018. Over 1,000 units were spoken for in the USA alone, according to published sales figures. A percentage of those units sold came from … Continue reading

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Commentary: “Potholes in My Lawn”

Tweet Photo by Randy Stern How was your winter? Ours was “interesting.” It is a way we Minnesotans express our feelings when we know we had it bad or indifferent. To be honest, it was a very indifferent winter. However, … Continue reading

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