Author Archives: Randy Stern

Kia’s Lovable Family Hauler

Tweet 2019 Kia Sorento SX Limited AWD – All Photos by Randy Stern A Victory & Reseda review of the 2019 Kia Sorento The Kia Sorento is a lovable family hauler. It’s true. It does the job very well – … Continue reading

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Travelogue: Finding Fall Colors

Tweet All Photos by Randy Stern Minnesota is a blessed state. The past 14 years have shown me a lot through every sub-zero winter day, every humid summer day, and every time the temperatures begin to rise in the spring … Continue reading

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Elevating The Segment

Tweet 2019 Toyota Avalon Hybrid Limited – All Photos by Randy Stern A Victory & Reseda review of the 2019 Toyota Avalon The last Toyota Avalon raised the bar for the brand’s large sedan made for the North American market. … Continue reading

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Travelogue: The Road To/From #MAMA18FR

Tweet Over there…is Chicago. – All Photos by Randy Stern Normally, I would talk about the journey to the Midwest Automotive Media Association Fall Rally. Well…what about the journey from it? Rather, let’s talk about the entire journey…

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#MAMA18FR – More Than Just Getting “Out of The Office”

Tweet Perhaps a bit too much fun? – All Photos by Randy Stern Why do I still get excited about going to media events? It would be easy for me to say that it “gets me out of the office.” … Continue reading

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Sexiness, Luxury, and Sustainability

Tweet 2018 Toyota Camry Hybrid XLE – All Photos by Randy Stern A Victory & Reseda review of the 2018 Toyota Camry Remember back in January of 2017 when the new Toyota Camry was introduced at the North American International … Continue reading

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Commentary: So Long, Slug Bug

Tweet Photo by Randy Stern The first time around was an icon mired in global history and eventual conflict. The second time around was just for nostalgia’s sake. The Volkswagen Beetle had a shape that was simple, fun, joyous, and … Continue reading

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#VOTY18 – Let’s Do It Again!

Tweet V&R’s Randy Stern awarding Russell Datz of Volvo Cars North America the #VOTY17 Award at the 2018 Chicago Auto Show – Photo by Volvo Cars North America for Victory & Reseda It’s almost that time…it is #VOTY time! For … Continue reading

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Commentary: Going Back To Its Roots

Tweet Photo by Randy Stern This was a move that should not have happened in the first place. When Johan De Nysschen was named the head of General Motors’ Cadillac brand, those of us who knew of his work with … Continue reading

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More “Aloha” For The Money

Tweet 2018 Hyundai Kona SEL – All Photos by Randy Stern A Victory & Reseda review of the 2018 Hyundai Kona Back in June, I had my first drive in the 2018 Hyundai Kona in Detroit. This car exhibited an … Continue reading

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