Category Archives: Historiography

Historiography: Born From Jets

Tweet All Photos by Randy Stern When automobile brands disappear, it becomes a challenge to try to maintain their legacy. This is the new challenge for Scion owners. Though Toyota made a commitment to honor warranties, continue with service and … Continue reading

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Historiography: A Personal History of Flight

Tweet …indeed! All Photos by Randy Stern I arrived from my trip to the Chicago Auto Show this past Friday. The memory of a successful show still lingers. It was a great trip overall. However, there is nothing like getting … Continue reading

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Historiography: Ford’s Brougham Division

Tweet All Photos by Randy Stern Social media can yield either great things or a bunch of crap. You can look beyond the trolls, the wannabe friends, the haters and the noise from these channels. When you do, you will … Continue reading

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Happy 2017!

Tweet Oliebollen, American Style – Photo by Randy Stern It is sunrise on a new year! Welcome to 2017! What should we expect from the fresh new mark on the Gregorian Calendar? The expected, perhaps? Or, maybe, the unexpected? Either … Continue reading

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Historiography: Auld Lang Syne

Tweet All Photos by Randy Stern The Holidays only come once a year – sometimes in clumps. Depending on your faith – or non-faith – the holiday that is enjoyed towards the end of the year is one where families … Continue reading

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Historiography: Memories of Oldsmobile

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1973 Oldsmobile Delta 88 Royale Sedan. Photo by Randy Stern

Over two years ago, the last Oldsmobile rolled down the assembly line of the old Lansing plant. It was a burgundy Alero sedan, perhaps a shell of the most famous Oldsmobiles built down the same line. The medium-sized sports sedan represented a marque that once stood for automobiles that were bold and powerful. It was the brand that gave you the Rocket V8 and the Hydra-Matic transmission; among many of the innovations Oldsmobile gave the world.

An Oldsmobile symbolized what was good about cars built in the good ol’ USA. They were cars that sported affordable luxury graced with touches that appealed to everyone. In the good ol’ days, you can tell the difference between driving a Chevrolet Bel Air and an Oldsmobile 88. You can also sense a special air when you revved up that 455 cubic inch V8 underneath that Cutlass 442 when hunting for Mustangs, Road Runners and Chevelles. Continue reading

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Historiography: Horizontally-Opposed Engines and Four-Wheel Drive

Tweet Victory & Reseda introduces a new contributor to our site: Ryan Senensky. If you are a fan of the Japanese Nostalgic Car site, you may have seen his byline on it. He just happens to be based in Minneapolis … Continue reading

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Historiography: The Crown Jewel of Chrysler

Tweet 1955 Imperial – All Photos by Randy Stern Once there was a time when the USA ruled the Luxury Car Field. There were plenty of players during times when our country was thriving – the 1920s and after World … Continue reading

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Historiography: Downsizing

Tweet 1978 Cadillac Coupe de Ville – All Photos by Randy Stern September 30, 1976 may not be on everyone’s calendar – but it should be. On that date, the American automotive industry showed us the way forward. It was … Continue reading

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Historiography: Camaro at 50 – Part 2

Tweet All Photos by Randy Stern Since its debut in September, 1966, Chevrolet’s Camaro has been a symbol of pride for General Motors. It was the Mustang killer that slayed all of its competitors in sales since the first one … Continue reading

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