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 Still the champion… – All Photos by Randy Stern The numbers are in. How did 2017 fare at the car dealerships? There was a moment when the goal of scaling over 17 million automotive units in the USA was … Continue reading
Tweet Why does the Lamborghini Urus exist? Why does the Bentley Bentayga get all of the attention these days? Why, oh why… Not exactly eternal questions, but they do point to a factor that we have seen recently that actually … Continue reading
Tweet Photo by Randy Stern Did you know that such-and-such automotive brand is the proud sponsor of such-and-such sports team? Yes, sponsorship. It is all about how proud a sports team, award, event, charity, building, and so forth is to … Continue reading
Tweet The first application of Sir Alec Issigonis’ engineering breakthrough – All Photos by Randy Stern, except otherwise noted Remember Sir Alec Issigonis? The innovation he created by switching the orientation of the engine, changing the traditional transmission to a … Continue reading
Tweet October 20, 2017, will become a date in Australia’s infamy. That will be the day when General Motors’ production facility in Elizabeth, South Australia will close for good. It will also mark the end of automobile production in Australia … Continue reading
Tweet No, we didn’t drive that… – All Photos by Randy Stern For the fourth time since 2012, I returned to the Midwest Automotive Media Association’s annual Fall Rally. This was my third time attending this event at the Autobahn … Continue reading
Tweet All Photos by Randy Stern I really wanted a vacation… For some, a vacation is a week away from home, going somewhere enjoyable, and doing something relaxing. I should be doing that. I know I have to do that. … Continue reading
Tweet Let me cut to the chase: We now know the outcome of the Mitsubishi Motors transaction with Nissan. From reading the notes of the release on Renault Nissan Mitsubishi’s “Alliance 2022” plan, there is more good news than bad. … Continue reading
Tweet 2010 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon on the Off-Road course at the Jeep “Rocks and Road Tour” at the Mall of America, Bloomington, MN. – All photos by Randy Stern The phrase you’ve seen many times: “It’s a Jeep thing, … Continue reading