Category Archives: Automobile Lifestyle

An Entry Towards Fulfilling the Dream of a Sports Car (or Better)

Tweet Photo by Randy Stern We all cannot be like Tim Burton. That name might not ring a bell, but over a million subscribers to his YouTube channel know him by his handle: Shmee150. Burton is a likable fellow. Very … Continue reading

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Car Guys and Charity in the Twin Cities

Tweet To raise some money for your charity, you have to bring out your best. This is true everywhere. Including the automotive world. And, it could be anywhere. In the Twin Cities, 3M has a standing relationship with the United … Continue reading

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#JustDrive

Tweet Photo by Randy Stern Who are you? Are you an enthusiast? Are you a person who wants to be an enthusiast? Do you have the best car in the world? Or, do you have the bets car you can … Continue reading

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V&R Stories: How (Not) to Tailgate at the Drive-In Movie

Tweet Yeah…that’s how you’re supposed do it! – All photos by Randy Stern If you’re my age or somewhat older, then you have a story or two about going to the Drive-In Movies. Some stories are worth telling, others may … Continue reading

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Commentary: A New Generation of Classic Car Stewardship

Tweet All Photos by Randy Stern This weekend marked the first-ever “Back to The 80s” car show here in the Twin Cities. And, it was a good one! Before I dive into the reasons for my summation of this new … Continue reading

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On The Dial: The Relevance of Radio

Tweet Photo by Randy Stern It is summer. You are heading out on the highway. You prepare for a road trip, only to think of what to listen to on the way. We should be thankful for today’s advances in … Continue reading

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V&R Stories: Going on Tour With The Chorus

Tweet My van, their buses. All photos by Randy Stern Hitting the road on a concert tour? Why, of course I did! When you’re a musician or part of a musical group, it takes the proper logistics to pull off … Continue reading

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On The Dial: How Rodney Changed Radio

Tweet For as long as I have been in an automobile, the radio has been the driver for adventure. On V&R, I talked about the past and present of radio broadcasting with an automotive context. While we feed our infotainment … Continue reading

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Commentary: An “Outsider’s” View of The Car Scene in Minnesota

Tweet Photo by Randy Stern Car season began in Minnesota a month-and-a-half ago. I was reminded of it at the time by the flood of social media posts with anxious enthusiasts waiting to arrive at AutoMotorPlex in Chanhassen prior to … Continue reading

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V&R Stories: Licensed for Adventure

Tweet It has been 37 years since I first obtained my driver’s license. This laminated card with my photo, stats, restrictions and endorsements has been my passport to the world. Well, maybe just one country – albeit one huge one. … Continue reading

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