V&R 10th Anniversary Stories: Hints from the 2011 NAIAS

In this case, I have to go back to the oldest story on the site. It was a look at the 2011 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. I was not at the show, but it would help frame future remote auto show coverage of those that I did not attend.

On The Dial: It Used To Be Called "The Radio"

Unfortunately, these definitions are not up to date. We know the word as pertaining to the combination of audio, navigation, other information and entertainment systems combined through a singular interface. We know some of the brand names it is sold as – SYNC, UConnect, Entune, HondaLink, NissanConnect, ConnectedDrive, UVO, MBUX…and so forth.

Historiography: What Became of British Leyland?

The story of the British automotive industry was one of imperial arrogance and a sense of superiority that would eventually lead to its lowest point several years ago. Many analysts are actually predicting an even lower position when the United Kingdom's departure from the European Union will result in potential tariffs, job losses, factory closings, and a deeper economic crisis. A pox on Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s government, possibly.

My Thoughts Exactly: 2021 Nissan Rogue

It took a while, but the 2021 Nissan Rogue arrived after months of teasing, revealing, and advanced social media marketing. Yes, the COVID-19 pandemic has something to do with this wait. As we know over the years, some things are definitely worth the wait.

Commentary: This Is A Landmark Year

Getting to these milestones involved a lot of success, balanced out by frustrations. Every inch I took, I had to take a step back to understand how to succeed in this competitive arena.

My Thoughts Exactly: 2021 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro

Then again, this work has shown me how much I appreciate the automotive industry’s bread-and-butter. I also appreciate how this versatile combination of work and play has evolved into what it is today.

On The Dial: A Look Back At 2020

And, yes, it has been a challenging year in music and radio programming. Since March, everyone had to reinvent themselves. Air personalities have been doing radio shows from home, using Skype, Zoom, and other digital platforms and fusing them onto their respective broadcasts. Sound quality and fidelity may have not been music to everyone’s ears, but the show continued to go on.