Author Archives: Randy Stern

Travelogue: Knocking on “Death’s Door” (County)

Tweet All Photos by Randy Stern The idea of a “romantic getaway” should be one where the locale and the company should be equally romantic. Let me back up for a moment and personal here. Yes, I am in a … Continue reading

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Quickies: An Exercise in Overindulgence at #MAMA18SR

Tweet 2018 Rolls-Royce Wraith Black Badge – All Photos by Randy Stern The one theme I wanted to explore at the 2018 Midwest Automotive Media Association Spring Rally was to explore the idea of luxury and prestige further. I left … Continue reading

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#MAMA18SR – The Experience of It All

Tweet All Photos by Randy Stern In 2013, I arrived at the Osthoff Resort in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin confident, but nervous as I attended my first Midwest Automotive Media Association Spring Rally. Each year yielded its own experience – both … Continue reading

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“We Don’t Need To Show You No Stinkin’ Badges!”

Tweet 2018 Kia Stinger GT2 AWD – All Photos by Randy Stern A Victory & Reseda review of the 2018 Kia Stinger Why are you fixated on badges? It’s like any consumer goods that we obsess ourselves over badges. Think … Continue reading

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To Answer Your Question, Let’s Compare Them All!

Tweet All Photos by Randy Stern Considering I had a short run of big headline, high horsepower cars – I felt compelled to do a mental comparison of them. Except, there was a small problem. To compare them, I have … Continue reading

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(Our) Favorite Vehicles of Our Childhood

Tweet All Photos by Randy Stern We shape our view of the automobile based on what we know…and how we comprehend it. Growing up, that idea of the car, truck, minivan, and SUV was simpler then. Our memories shape how … Continue reading

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From Concept to Production…to This!

Tweet 2018 Lexus LC 500 – All Photos by Randy Stern I know what you’re thinking… “Oh, great, Randy is reviewing another Lexus! He must be such a fanboy of the brand himself that his journalistic integrity is just dust … Continue reading

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Quickies: Vantage Point

Tweet 2019 Aston Martin Vantage – All Photos by Randy Stern What is the first thing that comes to mind when you think of Aston Martin? In this country, it’s Sean Connery – playing James Bond. That silver DB5 has … Continue reading

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Commentary: “The Rolls-Royce of SUVs”

Tweet It is now a reality – the Rolls-Royce of SUVs. Rolls-Royce debuted their latest addition to their growing line of automobiles – the Cullinan. For three years, the bespoke British brand and member of the BMW Group announced it … Continue reading

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The Quadrifoglio Experience

Tweet 2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio – All Photos by Randy Stern For years, I have always wanted to drive an Alfa Romeo. Even before I finally got a chance behind the wheel of a 4C coupe a few years … Continue reading

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