Author Archives: Randy Stern

New York 2019: Knocking on 2020’s Door

TweetTwo cities have been vying for our automotive attention this week. While Shanghai has been rolling out the more exotic stuff, New York offered up more things that are down to Earth – more like, down to our country’s consciousness. … Continue reading

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Eight Years of V&R…So, Which Vehicles Are Missing?

TweetThis site’s eight years have had its moments. These great moments that were beyond limited to the four I listed in the last article. We also had the opportunity to work with some great automobiles – also, too numerous to … Continue reading

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Technology, Yes, But It Is Still a Luxury Compact SUV

TweetA Victory & Reseda review of the Audi Q5 As I was planning my trip to Washington, DC and Baltimore for the Washington Automotive Press Association’s EV Day at the Washington Auto Show, an e-mail came from a public relations … Continue reading

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For The Love of The 4Runner

TweetLet’s state some facts, shall we? First off, 4Runner sales are on the rise. The first quarter of 2019 saw a 4.1-percent increase in deliveries over the same period in 2018. It is the sixth best-selling vehicle in the Toyota … Continue reading

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Washington 2019: Plugging In and Taking It All In

TweetThe Twin Cities Auto Show was not my final stop on the circuit. That was reserved for something that challenged my memory. In December of 1996, I arrived in Washington, DC seeking a complete change of life. I was already … Continue reading

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Chicago 2019: We Got Videos, Yes We Do!

TweetTo wrap up our coverage of the 111th Chicago Auto Show, we now turn to Josh Dvorak and FlecsMedia for a series of videos from McCormick Place. Josh and Veronica Krawiec have been on our team for last year’s show. … Continue reading

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V&R Turns Eight

TweetWe’re turning eight years old this month. It is cause for celebration. But, it is also a prompt to get busy on ensuring the future of this site through the work it is doing currently. It is also a cue … Continue reading

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Up For Your Next Adventure

TweetA Victory & Reseda review of the 2019 Toyota RAV4 Let’s look back at 2018, shall we? The top three best-selling vehicles in the USA were, of course, pickup trucks. Ford, Chevrolet, and Ram continue to dominate vehicles sales with … Continue reading

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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 to remember those from the “Big Three” – Detroit’s automakers. But, if we sift through every … Continue reading

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Travelogue: What’s Your Next Spring Road Trip?

TweetSpring is a relative concept, isn’t it? At least here in Minnesota, it seems to be a bit bipolar. However, one can be optimistic. The temperatures are up. The ice is melting. If abated, it has not caused major flooding … Continue reading

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