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Tweet All Photos by Randy Stern #VOTY16 has been awarded. The editorial calendar has turned over a new year. It is cause for celebration! There is one more bit of business to take care of. As a tradition, I sit … Continue reading
Tweet It actually looks good in front of the house… All Photos by Randy Stern Last September, I explored the question that you have been asking me for too long. It seems that you all think I have some magic … Continue reading
Tweet A Victory & Reseda review of the 2016 Scion iM This is not Scion-ara. Nor is it good-bye. There is no wake, where the alcohol flows and readily as tears. This is not a funeral or memorial where memories … Continue reading
TweetWe probably saw this one coming. The story broke this week regarding the closing of Toyota’s Scion brand by one of my colleagues. I held back some form of reaction until I received confirmation from Toyota Motor Sales USA. That … Continue reading
Tweet A Victory & Reseda Review of the 2016 Scion iA With the rise of the crossover in this car market, it seems that we forgot all about the sedan. This is actually not true. A once over of the … Continue reading
Tweet All photos by Randy Stern This trip back to my hometown was about reconnecting the past with the present. Consider the following as a bonus. There was a weekday available for me to indulge in visiting two museums in … Continue reading
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
Tweet 2013 Scion FR-S. All photos by Randy Stern A Victory & Reseda review of the 2013 Scion FR-S Remember the sports car? It was one of the greatest sensations that came out of World War II. They were light … Continue reading
Tweet 2013 Scion xD. All photos by Randy Stern Opposites do attract. At the Twin Cities Auto Show, I partook in the annual Ride and Drive event featuring one brand only – Scion. Not sure why they were selected, since … Continue reading
Go-karting always looked like a lot of fun.
Looking back at my youth, I would imagine that a few of my friends took up this first step in motorsport. I would have loved to partake, but I was a fat kid and we don’t fit in those things.
Yet, the great drivers of our time began their journey in these lawnmower engine-powered machines. The names of Ayrton Senna and Sebastien Vettel came up quite frequently in their stories towards their driver’s championships in Formula One. To become the next Vettel, Senna, Franchitti, Gordon or McNish, karting is a good place to start.
Having never been to a Go-kart track, a curious invitation came across my Facebook to do so. Scion, the cool/hip brand of Toyota, went out and rented some Go-kart venues across America for potential drivers to try out their newest product – the little iQ. Continue reading