Category Archives: Historiography

Historiography: The French in America

Tweet All Photos by Randy Stern, except otherwise noted Do you remember the time when French cars were a thing in America? At one time, American foreign car customers would walk into a showroom to see a Peugeot 504, a … Continue reading

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Historiography: From Milano, With Love

Tweet All Photos by Randy Stern One brand with such rich history and aura, it spawned many stories from it. Obviously, this brand would be Italian. It would well over a hundred years old. And, it is brand that invites … Continue reading

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Historiography: The “X” Factor

Tweet All Photos by Randy Stern In 1975, Cadillac took an important step to reclaim lost sales of their larger, more iconic automobiles. They introduced the Seville. The Seville represented a new kind of Cadillac – trim, small, but had … Continue reading

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Historiography: Joined at The Hip

Tweet All Photos by Randy Stern There was a time when two of the ultimate names in the British automotive industry was a single entity. It was an interesting case of co-development where two very different and distinctive motorcars were … Continue reading

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Historiography: Spoils for The MVP

Tweet Somewhere down there, Mike Trout will make the right decision… – All Photos by Randy Stern For being the most valuable person who participated in a major sporting event – they get a car. Giving away cars as prizes … Continue reading

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Historiography: The Holidays, 1972

Tweet A symbol of a world in transition (1972 Ford Gran Torino coupe) – All Photos by Randy Stern Forty-five years ago, we lived in interesting times. The USA general election produced a landslide victory for incumbent President Richard Nixon. … Continue reading

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Historiography: The Centennial of a Bitter Rivalry

Tweet All Photos by Randy Stern A hundred years ago, the truck market grew by two luminary nameplates. In 1917, Ford introduced their first truck – the TT. The next year saw Chevrolet answer with their One Ton. Both trucks … Continue reading

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Historiography: The Misapplication of Issigonis’ Engineering Breakthrough

Tweet The first application of Sir Alec Issigonis’ engineering breakthrough – All Photos by Randy Stern, except otherwise noted Remember Sir Alec Issigonis? The innovation he created by switching the orientation of the engine, changing the traditional transmission to a … Continue reading

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Historiography: The Shock of Oil

Tweet One “casualty” of the 1973 Oil Crisis – All Photos by Randy Stern Whenever I research and write out one of these Historiographies, one such event pops up in telling each story. The OPEC Oil Crisis. It is important … Continue reading

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Historiography: Replacing Greatness With Another Great

Tweet All Photos by Randy Stern How do you replace the most iconic and popular car in the world? It was a monumental task to achieve a proper replacement for the Volkswagen Type 1 Sedan and Cabriolet. This was a … Continue reading

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