Category Archives: Historiography

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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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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