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Tweet All photos by Randy Stern It’s baaaaack! Last year, I began a series called WWRD? – or, “What Would Randy Drive?” This gives you, dear reader, the opportunity to engage with me by asking me if I would drive … Continue reading
Tweet Photo by Tyler Lipa On this edition of “Your Turn,” automotive blogger Tyler Lipa sheds some light on his own personal experience with the Hyundai and Kia fuel economy settlement. Popularly known as “Hypermiler Tyler,” Lipa writes mainly on … Continue reading
Tweet It began with this one… Photo by Randy Stern While some people would say: “We have too many automotive awards out there.” I said: “Why can’t I do one?” In 2007, I brought the Vehicle of The Year award … Continue reading
Tweet Photo by Randy Stern The data has been crunched. The panel of jurors has spoken. Out of 39 vehicles considered for the Victory & Reseda 2012 Vehicle of The Year, the following ten have made the Short List:
Tweet Photo by Randy Stern For some reason, I am glad the world did not stop on New Year’s Eve in 1999. The 2000s opened up many doors for this automotive scribe. It began in February of 2001 when a … Continue reading
Tweet All photos by Randy Stern There was once a time when luxury came in large packages. When we wanted luxury, we often went for the most ostentatious item on the showroom floor. Normally, that would mean something that dwarfed … Continue reading
Chicago Auto Show is still considered one of the major exhibitions of the automobile in the USA. Being one of the “majors” on the USA auto show circuit, manufacturers are given the opportunity to debut brand new or revised models to their lineups. Chicago continues to provide this opportunity for the automotive world to see what’s new and different for the upcoming model year.
In recent times, manufacturers are no longer tied to the auto shows to create debut events. Also, the number of opportunities for these debuts are being consolidated or reduced for various different reasons. At one time, the Chicago Auto Show organizers were planning to consolidate their press conference schedule into one day. Luckily, they did not do so this year. Who is to say whether they will do this in the future?
Still, there are some debuts to be discussed. Here’s the best ones that showed up at McCormick Place… Continue reading
The annual sales figures are in! I could recount which vehicles were the best sellers in the nation, but I’d rather concentrate on how last year’s main vehicle review subjects fared in 2011. Also, I try to analyze how each vehicle could fare in the coming year.
In May on V&R (and in October in Lavender), there was an article looking at the corporate view of the interconnection between the automotive industry and the LGBT community. It spurred plenty of discussion offline on how this information either helped both sides of the question – or, whether it truly mattered at all.
It’s true – I grew up 23 miles away from the site of this year’s Los Angeles Auto Show.
So, how did I get 1,935 miles away from it? Why was I not there to cover it? Long story…but the show did yield some spectacular debuts. Some of these world premieres were well worth the wait.
It is a good thing that the Los Angeles Auto Show found resonance in its timeslot in November. The show itself puts the West Coast in the spotlight for our industry. November in Los Angeles is a great time to soak it all in – just before the Thanksgiving crush.
I’m talking about those of us in and around the automotive industry. But, for those of you who are planning to attend the show…what a way to spend turkey week! Continue reading