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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TweetThe year 1969 was the “calm after the storm.” Or, was it? Richard M. Nixon was sworn in as the President of the United States. We finally had a lunar landing, thanks to Neil Armstrong and “Buzz” Aldrin, with Michael … Continue reading
TweetA Victory & Reseda review of the 2019 Ram 1500 A couple of months ago, I anointed the new 2019 Ram 1500 as the best vehicle in the highly-competitive and fiercely-loyal half-ton full-sized pickup game. If you consider how sales … Continue reading
Tweet All Photos by Randy Stern These past twelve months were absolutely amazing. Quite exhilarating, if you ask me. Between setbacks and advancements, it was a year worth celebrating. Last month, you were able to make your choice for #VOTY18. … Continue reading
Tweet All Photos by Randy Stern Well before the late Sergio Marchionne arrived at Auburn Hills, there was a brand that competed in the budget car field under the Mopar banner. It was once the match for Chevrolets and Ford, … Continue reading
Tweet All Photos by Randy Stern Have you ever looked at a vehicle out on the road – or in a parking lot – and wondered “why would anyone own such a thing?” Sounds judgmental, right? It is…or, not. The … Continue reading
Tweet The sudden interest in non-USA market automobiles are on the rise – again. We will be looking into the importation of cars that were once “forbidden fruit” thanks to Federal regulations and Customs law. In the meantime, one can … Continue reading
Tweet All Photos by Randy Stern I grew up at the right time – the Malaise Era, to be exact. The industry was in the midst of change. Some of it was instigated by the oil-producing nations across the ocean. … Continue reading
Tweet 2019 Ram 1500 Crew Cab 4X4 Big Horn – All Photos by Randy Stern I once considered the Ram 1500 as the best pickup sold in this country – period. Two things happened. First, a rash of quality issues … Continue reading
Tweet He was supposed to hang in there until 2019. Sergio Marchionne was set to retire next year. He would have left the CEO position at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles. However, his position on the boards of CNH, Ferrari, and of … Continue reading
Tweet This was rumored to be Sergio Marchionne’s curtain call at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles. The man was responsible for saving Chrysler from oblivion in the face of the Global Financial Crisis. Marchionne lead the integration of the company into Fiat … Continue reading