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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Tweet All Photos by Randy Stern There was a time when two of the ultimate names in the British automotive industry was a single entity. It was an interesting case of co-development where two very different and distinctive motorcars were … Continue reading
Tweet All Photos by Randy Stern When I finally got my driver’s license in April of 1980, I thought I was given a license to conquer the world. Then again, I was 16 and had wild dreams of the future. … Continue reading
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Tweet All Photos by Randy Stern So, you want to be in a Pride Parade… There are a few rules to follow. One, be yourself. Two, if cannot be yourself, then try not to embarrass yourself. And, three, never regret … Continue reading
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Tweet This…for starters. Photo by Randy Stern Yeah, I made a big deal about my so-called “accomplishment.” I drove two BMWs – big deal! Blah, blah, blah…. It may not seem like a big deal to you. You are used … Continue reading
No, I was not there this year.
If you read my Twitter, you’d probably wondered if I were to show up at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. Unfortunately, the stars did not align properly. Yet, I was asked by fellow journalists, media relations people and other industry support people whether I would make the trek to the Motor City for this very important exhibition of the automobile. Not this year. I will someday.
Because of the speed of information available online and the ability to see video and images from the show readily, I was able to ascertain the big debuts and the most curious appearances at Cobo Hall. This helped in my coverage last year from my home in the Twin Cities.
Of course, there’s nothing like being there. You get to see and touch these new products ahead of consumer sale. You get to see whether you’d feel comfortable behind the wheel of one. That’s why we go to auto shows, right?
Without further ado, here are my picks from NAIAS… Continue reading