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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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