Category Archives: Automobile Lifestyle

Up On Two Wheels

Tweet All Photos by Randy Stern Rarely does Victory & Reseda cover anything with two wheels. In this case, it is driven by your interest. I found out that aside your love for four-wheeled transport, you also love two-wheeled – … Continue reading

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Watching The Big Trucks Fly

Tweet All Photos by Randy Stern Deep inside all of us is a person that loves crazy things that drive, fly and land. This is not to reduce the fun and excitement of Monster Jam. It is a form of … Continue reading

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The Birthday Jeep

Tweet 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4X4 – All Photos by Randy Stern In my 50-plus years of life, I don’t recall ever getting a Jeep for my birthday. Not that I ever had one. Nor do I recall getting … Continue reading

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V&R Stories: Ode to the Hero in the Jaguar V12

Tweet Photo by Randy Stern Currently it is January here in Minnesota. There is snow on the ground, salt on the roads and rolling across those roads is a bleak selection of cars. You have blob-shaped quasi-all-wheel-drive crossovers, the occasional automatic Teutonic sports … Continue reading

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“Radio, It’s A Sound Sensation…”

Welcome to Minnesota, where its public radio entity has three channels to choose from. The first two you’ve already guessed, but how about a commercial-free, ecclectic music station that does not play “weird stuff” all of the time? A station that starts with the Olympic Hopefuls, goes into John Hiatt, then Michael Franti or The Roots, then Michelle Shocked…you get the picture.

They call this The Current. And, I like it! Well, so do many of my fellow 25-45 year old demographic friends and acquaintances.

Radio has been my friend for years. Without it, I wouldn’t have discovered a lot of the music that has forged my life throughout the years. As a kid in Reseda, that Montgomery Wards stereo worked hard to get KDAY and The KAT (later KKDJ) from the AM dial straight outta South Central. If it weren’t for those two seminal stations, hip-hop wouldn’t have been a part of my soul.

When KDAY blasted the long version of “Rapper’s Delight,” I thought I was heaven. Nowadays, when the Black Eyed Peas come on one of these corporate-owned FM jukeboxes, I just want to cringe.

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Commentary: The Challenge of Mobility…and Then Some

Tweet A temporary mobility fix – All Photos by Randy Stern Let’s talk about mobility…again… I spent the week of the North American International Auto Show without working with a vehicle for publication. I figured I would utilize the entire … Continue reading

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When Imaginations Run Wild…

Tweet A possible project? – All Photos by Randy Stern The things we think about when our imaginations run free. My imagination can be off the chain. The things I think about – especially with automobiles – could either make … Continue reading

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Crossing Into Snocross

Tweet All Photos by Randy Stern It is winter in Minnesota. That will never stop anyone from participating in any winter sport. Of course, we have to have something with a motor to play during the winter in Minnesota. That … Continue reading

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Happy 2017!

Tweet Oliebollen, American Style – Photo by Randy Stern It is sunrise on a new year! Welcome to 2017! What should we expect from the fresh new mark on the Gregorian Calendar? The expected, perhaps? Or, maybe, the unexpected? Either … Continue reading

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Season’s Greetings from Victory & Reseda

Tweet Photo by Randy Stern As the Gregorian and Hebrew calendars collide, we find ourselves in an interesting and rare moment between two holiday traditions. This Saturday is not just Christmas Eve; it is the first night of Hanukkah. Many … Continue reading

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