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 Photo by Randy Stern Sadly, I have to write another politically-based commentary on this website. And, yes, it has to do with a related topic involving the automotive industry. But, first, some lyrics from Peter Gabriel… You can blow … Continue reading
Tweet All Photos by Randy Stern Welcome to my annual tradition of self-indulgence and absolute pining for the day I can buy a vehicle that I would truly enjoy and own. But, how? And, who’s money? Understand that for the … Continue reading
Tweet The following is a statement released by John Elkann, the Chairman of the Board of Directors at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and its holding company EXOR NV: “Unfortunately, what we feared has come to pass. Sergio Marchionne, man and friend, … Continue reading
Tweet The United States of America has always had a long and complicated relationship with trade and tariffs. There are some basic principles that have been at the core of trade in this country. What do we need in terms … 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 All Photos by Randy Stern Reality is setting in. Not a lot of us are liking it. The headline that has been on auto-repeat for the past few years has been the proliferation of the SUV/Crossover. They have been … Continue reading
Tweet All Photos by Randy Stern Here is something you should know about me…I have a soft spot for big sedans. Perhaps I always had. Of course, size being relative over the years I enjoyed the large car. My first … Continue reading
Tweet You know what they say: “just when you least expect it…” At a private media event in Atlanta, Chevrolet rolled out their latest addition to its lineup of SUVs and crossovers. It was an ongoing rumor that the nameplate … Continue reading
Tweet Photo by Randy Stern In the aftermath of Ford’s first quarter earnings conference call, all eyes were pointed to Renaissance Center and General Motors’ CEO Mary Barra’s office. We were wondering if GM would follow suit and trim their … 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