About Victory & ResedaVictory & Reseda is a blog telling the story of the automobile through the eyes of freelance automotive writer Randy Stern. This blog serves as a virtual intersection of the automobile, its culture, the past, present and future of personal transportation.
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Tweet There is a thing called “professional obligation.” It is born from being a part of a group of professionals that are joined by a common purpose and passion for the work we do. For the third year in a … Continue reading
Tweet For the bane of repeating myself, I need to quote statistic again: In 2014, 60% of all new vehicle sales in the state of Minnesota were of trucks, crossovers and SUV – the highest percentage of any state in … Continue reading
Tweet It is rare that a journalist with a specialty in vehicle review gets multiple stints in the same vehicle. That is, of course, said journalist specializes in a particular brand and/or model. Otherwise, we generalists try to bring in … Continue reading
Tweet General Motors fired a shot across the bow of the pickup market. It did so by creating a triple threat against the competition – the three-truck strategy. While they battle in familiar territories – full-sized, half-ton and heavy duty … Continue reading
Tweet A Victory & Reseda Review of the 2015 Nissan Rogue It was 2011, and I was on the cusp of a new turn in this work. Things were doing just fine. I was ready to take on my second … Continue reading
Tweet There’s a car on any given lot that gets your attention every time you pass by it. It may have been for sale for weeks – even months. Yet, when you see that particular car, you always think “why … Continue reading
Tweet Photo by Randy Stern The sales numbers are in! Let’s see who made out big in 2014… First off, General Motors sold the most of any manufacturer in the USA. The final tally came to over 2.9 million units … Continue reading
Tweet All Photos by Randy Stern What is this thing they call “4G LTE?” I have been hearing about this for a year now. As I understand it, it is the fastest current speed your smart phone could connect to. … Continue reading
Tweet A family resemblance? All Photos by Randy Stern “Like peas in a pod.” Or, would you rather think “Reese’s peanut butter cup?” The story of Porsche and Volkswagen has always been intertwined with each other. It is a story … Continue reading
Tweet All Photos by Randy Stern When I committed to writing about automobiles over baseball, it was a liberating experience. The results have been many. Doors opened and experiences multiplied through the journey of covering the automotive industry and its … Continue reading