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 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 2018 Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring AWD – All Photos by Randy Stern A Victory & Reseda review of the 2018 Mazda CX-5 In the most competitive automotive segment in the USA, you have to find a way to stand … Continue reading
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 Murray The Cop – All Photos by Randy Stern/Victory & Reseda On April 13th of 2011, this site received a major boost with the arrival of its first vehicle. This vehicle would open up the floodgates in publishing reviews … Continue reading
Tweet 2009 Mazda6i Sport 4-door. All Photos by Randy Stern A Victory & Reseda Throwback review of the 2009 Mazda6 When you love a car so much, you fear that any changes to it would be too revolutionary for its … Continue reading
Tweet All Photos by Randy Stern A very long time ago, but Japan used to make terrible cars. When Toyota and Nissan set up their respective USA shops in the late 1950s, they were met with laughs. They little sedans … Continue reading
Call me Goldilocks.
Yep, I’m the guy who knows that things are “just right.” I have an intolerance to things that are too hard, too soft, too hot, too cold, too large and too small. Whether it is chairs, beds, porridge…wait, isn’t that called oatmeal these days? The idea here is sometimes you have to explore to find things that are “just right” for your life.
Automobiles are no exception. I complain about the most intricate details that do not register with many people. The driver’s seat is uncomfortable, the steering feels contrived, the tweeters sound tinny, the key operates the door backwards…and so forth. When it comes to the automobile, Goldilocks has nothing on me!
My Goldilocks found a vehicle that was “just right.” It came in a familiar skin with a welcoming badge on the grill. It also felt as comfortable as my favorite shirt or the memory of my last conga drum. My Goldilocks, ironically crossed with my subcultural identity as a bear, found the Mazda6 “just right” for me. Continue reading
Tweet Yep…drove that. All Photos by Randy Stern Could I write about car I drove over a period of time? I could, but it depends on how much time and interest I gave it. Some vehicles are worthy of a … Continue reading
Tweet 2017 Mazda6 Grand Touring – All Photos by Randy Stern In June of 2013, I was introduced to what would become a staple of this work in the automotive media. It was a car. Moreover, it was a car … Continue reading