Author Archives: Randy Stern

Tokyo 2017: The Big, Luxurious Star of Imperial Importance

Tweet The Tokyo Motor Show used to be the hub for all things Japanese – including new production models. It seems that this recent edition of Japan’s key auto show focused on concepts and technology than a new product. There … Continue reading

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Commentary: Commuting Is Bad For Your Health

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Throwback Review: Das Auto for the Urbane Set

Tweet 2008 Volkswagen Jetta S – All Photos by Randy Stern A Victory & Reseda Throwback Review of the 2008 Volkswagen Jetta There is urban. Then, there’s urbane. Can you be both? Both are valid lifestyles for city living. Yet, … Continue reading

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#VOTY17 – Ten Years of Audacity

Tweet Photo by Tyler Mallory/General Motors Formally known as the Victory & Reseda Vehicle of The Year award, the #VOTY is an invention of modern automotive coverage. Born from social media engagement, #VOTY has been a stalwart against many more … Continue reading

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#VOTY17: Introducing The Long List!

Tweet Photo by Randy Stern This is it! The #VOTY17 Long List of nominees! It is a larger list than #VOTY16. However, it is representative of the work V&R is doing to bridge its own flavor of reviewing vehicles to … Continue reading

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Making The Step Up

Tweet 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan SE 4MOTION – All Photos by Randy Stern A Vctory & Reseda review of the 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan Compact SUVs and Crossovers are what the mainstream want to drive. I hate to repeat myself, but it’s … Continue reading

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A Different View – 2017 Volvo V90 Cross Country

Tweet There’s more to show from The Nomadic Tire‘s Kevin Tran! While the review of the 2017 Volvo V90 Cross Country did not originally appear on here, Tran was still interested in capturing this big Swedish wagon’s essence. We reconvened … Continue reading

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Throwback Review: Think “Country Squire”

Tweet 2010 Ford Flex SEL. Photo by Randy Stern The Monday after Jamie Foxx’s crew extolled the positive virtues of the Detroit area at the MGM Grand Casino in Greektown (and live on Sirius XM), some good news came out … Continue reading

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#VOTY10: …And The Winner Is…

Tweet All photos by Randy Stern #VOTY09 yielded a resounding winner. A winner reflecting on the future of the automotive industry and trumpeting a sea change at a much-maligned brand. What about this year? The shortlist reflected a hodgepodge of … Continue reading

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Commentary: Goodbye, Jumbo

Tweet I have never flown a Boeing 747. Yet, I admired the majesty of the original Jumbo Jet that has been christened the “Queen of The Skies.” One look at one and you wondered what it was like inside of … Continue reading

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