About Victory & ResedaVictory & Reseda is a website/blog telling the story of the automobile through the eyes of freelance automotive writer Randy Stern and friends. This website/blog serves as a virtual intersection of the automobile, its culture, the past, present and future of personal transportation. It also features travel pieces that center on the automotive experience.
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Author Archives: Randy Stern
TweetThirty years ago, McCormick Place was the place to be. The lights inside the exhibition hall south of Chicago’s Loop would shine upon a return of a motoring revolution from another generation. The new vehicle reminded us of a time … Continue reading
Tweet“Another year, another Chicago Auto Show…” That was the mantra among those of us who arrived in McCormick Place for the 111th Chicago Auto Show. We may be either new to the game or are hardened veterans of the business, … Continue reading
TweetLet’s play a game of “rental car roulette!” Let me explain a bit of history before we dive into this game. In the time prior to receiving vehicles from the OEMs for the reviews you have read on this site, … Continue reading
TweetSo it begins. Victory & Reseda’s coverage of the 111th Chicago Auto Show. As we mentioned last weekend, there is a team that covered what will become the only wintertime Tier 1 auto show next year. Not just your publisher … Continue reading
TweetEvery year on this date, I try to make sense of life. Life, in context to this work. To do so, I have to look back a couple of days. For example, this past Sunday. During Super Bowl LIII, a … Continue reading
TweetA Victory & Reseda Review of the 2019 Ford Edge ST The television weather personalities were hyping this up. The “polar vortex.” Yeah, we dealt with that before, haven’t we? But, they claim this was different. They scared us to … Continue reading
TweetWorking this year’s North American International Auto Show from the comfort of my home proved to be easier than I thought. It came down to predictability. If you did some detective work, then you’d figure out that the 2020 Toyota … Continue reading
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 every year on various sides of the business. I will bet you that they had some … Continue reading
TweetThe best way to describe our commute from our workplaces was best summed up Gordon Sumner – the guy we know as Sting. In his last studio album with The Police, the bassist penned these following words: “Another working day … Continue reading
TweetRace car drivers can be inspirational. They become legends because of the way they inspired others in various ways. Mario Andretti influenced a generation of enthusiasts through the combination of his personality and his work on the track. You loved … Continue reading