Category Archives: Historiography

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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The “Old Car Show” in Central Wisconsin

Tweet All Photos by Randy Stern I know you’re curious, but let’s ask the question: what is Iola? Iola is an “old car show” located east of Stevens Point, Wisconsin that includes various locations for vehicles, swap meet vendors and … Continue reading

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Historiography: The Malaise Era

Tweet All Photos by Randy Stern Merriam-Webster defines the word “malaise” as follows: 1: an indefinite feeling of debility or lack of health often indicative of or accompanying the onset of an illness 2: a vague sense of mental or … Continue reading

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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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