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.

Commentary: The (Long-Winded) Argument for the Minivan (in 2019)

Can we talk about the minivan for a moment? Let's go back to the 1950s when our country was growing. We came out of World War II, and we were looking for family transportation. The first answer we came up with was the station wagon. This long-roofed vehicular solution was on a growth spurt from the end of World War II to well into the 1950s. We even saw three-row station wagons, mainly the rear seat facing out towards the back window.

Historiography: Like a Fox

TweetName one of the most enduring and memorable vehicle platforms of the past 40 years? There are several to choose from. Although, we tend…

Commentary: Are The Chinese Coming?

TweetNormally I would not pay attention to the National Automobile Dealers Association's annual confab. There are a few people I know that attend this…

Welcome to 2019

TweetWelcome to 2019! We hope you made it through the New Year unscathed. Our headquarters had its share of strange weather through the holidays….

Commentary: Good-Bye 2018!

TweetThe end of the year. How do you quantify that fact? Simple. You look back, celebrate the highlights, bless the low moments, and look…