Historiography: There Is Only One

When you think of summer, you think of escape. You think of unlimited enjoyment, excitement, and fun. You think of living without limits where the possibilities never end. When we think of all these things in an automobile, one brand comes to mind: Jeep.

Commentary: Finally! The Long-Awaited Mid-Engine Corvette

The noise has died down a bit. Perhaps to a point where I can think clearly about Thursday's big reveal at the Marine Air Force Base in Tustin, California. Granted, I was not there. General Motors did a huge push for the rest of us to watch live as they revealed the eighth generation of America's remaining true sports car – the Chevrolet Corvette.

Travelogue: For Health, For Vocation

To travel for work again. That was a goal fulfilled. Consider what I have gone through since the beginning of May. Or, as I discovered through this site, a couple of months before then. One would expect to recover from expending kidney stones in a couple of weeks. But, I am discovering that the complications from that event extended this by well over a month because my immune system decided to go haywire letting things go beyond my control.

Obituary: Lee Iacocca – 1924-2019

There are a few people whom I would bestow the lofty title of "hero" to. In this industry that is my beat, the number of "heroes" are few. They earn this title for achieving extraordinary feats in this business. This particular hero accomplished exactly that multiple times.

My Favorite Suggestions for a National Holiday Getaway

For as long as both the USA and Canada has been around, we
always had the want of roaming our territory. The freedom of the road and the vast opportunities to see something extraordinary and different. Something unique that you can tell stories about for the rest of your life and pass it down through the generations.

Commentary: Those Darn Millennials Might Be On To Something…

At the Midwest Automotive Media Association Spring Rally back in May, Nissan sponsored one of the meals for the gathered journalist members and manufacture representatives. They used their spotlight to announce the results of a survey they conducted regarding the state of the automotive industry and the millennial market.

Commentary: Stonewall and Corporate Citizenship

Today, the world converged upon New York City to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots. It is to celebrate World Pride, the annual celebration of the LGBTQ+ community as it continues its movement towards full societal inclusion. Yet, it is still a distinct culture that adds to the fabric of our nation and many countries worldwide.

Historiography: One of The Spoils of Living in California

My childhood was dictated by a few well-known facts about the USA automotive market. One, I lived in California. This was a very convenient place for importers to start their operations first, as its ports were across the Pacific from Japan and the Republic of Korea. Also, the state's market had a track record of customer acceptance of Japanese and Korean imports. Toyota and Nissan started in California and saw their fortunes grow there over time.