Category Archives: Historiography

Historiography: Like a Fox

TweetName one of the most enduring and memorable vehicle platforms of the past 40 years? There are several to choose from. Although, we tend to remember those from the “Big Three” – Detroit’s automakers. But, if we sift through every … Continue reading

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Historiography: A Quarter Century of Giving It Everything

TweetIn the spring of 1994, a new brand arrived at unsuspecting showrooms. This was not just any new brand. It became the second manufacturer from the Republic of Korea to sell their vehicles in the USA. Kia arrived in the … Continue reading

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Historiography: The Celebration of The Roadster

TweetThirty years ago, McCormick Place was the place to be. The lights inside the exhibition hall south of Chicago’s Loop would shine upon a return of a motoring revolution from another generation. The new vehicle reminded us of a time … Continue reading

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Historiography: The Film Star

TweetSocial media acts as a barometer on what the world thinks of one thing or another. It has become the court of public opinion for many to the ire of a few.   One such example is the debut of … Continue reading

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Historiography: Riding The Rails

Tweet“There’s something about a train that’s magic.” This was the first line from a jingle that encouraged travelers to ride the rails on Amtrak – the passenger rail service that traverses the USA. Amtrak had its ups and downs since … Continue reading

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Historiography: Of Thanksgivings Past

Tweet All Photos by Randy Stern The Holidays can be both exhilarating and exhausting. It can also be joyous and frustrating. It is a collision of comfort, joy, and all other feelings, emotions, and memories. The stretch from November towards … Continue reading

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Historiography: The Personification of Genuine Mopar

Tweet All Photos by Randy Stern Well before the late Sergio Marchionne arrived at Auburn Hills, there was a brand that competed in the budget car field under the Mopar banner. It was once the match for Chevrolets and Ford, … Continue reading

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Historiography: Making Of A New Brand

Tweet All Photos by Randy Stern How do you start a brand? It depends on the brand itself and the people behind it. You can start from the ground up, flushed with capital for a global debut with products, management, … Continue reading

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V&R Stories: My First Auto Show…and How It Stunted My Childhood

Tweet All Photos by Randy Stern At five years old, I knew I would I would have a long-term love affair with the automobile. Of course, who knew that I would be working with them and the industry that produces … Continue reading

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Historiography: Fast Food For The Fast Crowd

TweetAll Photos by Randy Stern Fast food is bad for you. That is what a lot of medical professionals and organizations full of them say. Dietitians and health advisors tell us to stay away from fast food since it is … Continue reading

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