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Historiography: Camaro at 50 – Part 1

Tweet All Photos by Randy Stern Fifty years ago, the gauntlet was thrown down. The North American automotive industry has never been the same since. The heart of the American car enthusiast lies within a class of steady-selling sport coupes … Continue reading

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Historiography: The Great Wagon Maker of Automobiles

Tweet 1963 Studebaker Avanti – All Photos by Randy Stern Depending on your point of view, one could agree that the westward expansion of the North America continent was forged by the presence of the covered wagon. Whether that presence … Continue reading

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Historiography: the Mighty Continental

Tweet 1940 Lincoln Continental at the 2016 10,000 Lakes Concours d’Elegance – All Photos by Randy Stern When I was a toddler, you had a few choices for luxury cars. One of them became an icon for the era. A … Continue reading

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Historiography: Where Dreams Comes True

Tweet The last car dealership in Reseda, California. All Photos by Randy Stern We love and hate car dealers. We love them, since they spark our dreams. That old car in the garage racked up plenty of miles and repair … Continue reading

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Commentary: The Intentional Intimacy of The 10,000 Lakes Concours d’Elegance (And Why It is a Good Thing)

Tweet All Photos by Randy Stern A beautiful day by the lake, a collection of classic machinery and a genteel atmosphere – what more could anyone ask for? In its fourth year, the 10,000 Lakes Concours d’Elegance showcased another field … Continue reading

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Historiography: They Sat Beside The 911

Tweet Porsche 914 – All Photos by Randy Stern The history of Porsche has been dictated by one single entity – the air-cooled, rear-engined sports car. It was such at the beginning. Dr. Ferdinand Porsche’s idea of a German car … Continue reading

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Historiography: We Used To Call Them “Foreign”

TweetBeing a kid in the 1970s does have its advantages. For example, automobiles. By 1970, the car was considered a means of transportation that expanded to employing fun into people’s lives. We soon figured out that family transportation went beyond … Continue reading

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Historiography: America, Meet Volvo!

TweetOnce upon a time, Sweden built some damn good cars. They still do. In fact, Volvo had a major rebound in 2015 thanks to some needed new product, new engineering and technology and a new commitment to building the best … Continue reading

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Historiography: The Last of The Independents

Tweet The idea of a merger was to bring two entities together, find synergies between the two and eventually create a single path towards success. This is a concept that business students study through cases in their coursework. When it … Continue reading

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Commentary: “Back To The 50s” and Classic Car Stewardship

Tweet Quick: Name the largest car show in the USA? Tough one, isn’t it? Consider this: This show had a record of over 13,000 cars in one spot a couple of years ago. Still guessing? Here is a clue: It … Continue reading

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