Category Archives: Historiography

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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Historiography: 100 Years of Three Diamonds

Tweet 2015 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution MR – All photos by Randy Stern In 1917, a company that made ships decided to build a car. Over the next 100 years, it would make millions of them for a global audience. It … Continue reading

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Historiography: The Automobile in Canada

Tweet 1956 Meteor – All Photos by Randy Stern July is a patriotic month for many countries. In particular, the United States of America and Canada. We know about the USA’s contribution to the automobile. This country set the bar … Continue reading

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Commentary: A New Generation of Classic Car Stewardship

Tweet All Photos by Randy Stern This weekend marked the first-ever “Back to The 80s” car show here in the Twin Cities. And, it was a good one! Before I dive into the reasons for my summation of this new … Continue reading

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