Category Archives: Automobile Lifestyle

The Big Surprise For a Great Car Community Organizer

Tweet Photo by Randy Stern Want to know the power of the car community here in the Twin Cities? Last weekend at the 20th All-Mitsubishi Cookout and Car Show, held in Ramsey – northwest of Minneapolis – a big surprise … Continue reading

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V&R Stories: When I Was At School…

Tweet All Photos by Randy Stern Are you ready to head back to school? It’s about that time again, where the youth of the world will return to their respective classrooms and perhaps learn something new. They may have moved … Continue reading

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Travelogue: The Ultimate Road Trip?

Tweet All Photos by Randy Stern I’ve always wanted to do an epic road trip. In the past, I have done that. My relocation from Northern Virginia to Madison, Wisconsin in 2000 was one. My failed attempt at a relationship … Continue reading

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Commentary: My Left Foot and The Imbalance Between Health and Driving

Tweet Photo by Randy Stern If you are dealing with some sort of terminal or debilitating illness or injury – you should not be driving. That’s a loaded statement! The idea that health should be a factor in eliminating one’s … Continue reading

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10,000 Lakes Concours D’Elegance 2018: A Different Kind of Coverage

Tweet All Photos by Randy Stern Normally, you would see a bunch of photos and plenty of text about this year’s 10,000 Lakes Concours d’Elegance. Instead, we did something completely different. I had the chance to bring out Josh Dvorak … Continue reading

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The “Old Car Show” in Central Wisconsin

Tweet All Photos by Randy Stern I know you’re curious, but let’s ask the question: what is Iola? Iola is an “old car show” located east of Stevens Point, Wisconsin that includes various locations for vehicles, swap meet vendors and … Continue reading

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Commentary: Fifty Years of Hot Wheels

Tweet Photo by Randy Stern Want to talk about being born at the right time? I was four years old when Mattel introduced their Hot Wheels cars at the 1968 New York Toy Show. What happened afterward was a phenomenon … Continue reading

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Commentary: Car Season is Back…From The Freezer!

Tweet All Photos by Randy Stern It was Saturday. We had significant snowfall through the week, but it enabled a brief gap of recovery for the Twins home opener. However, tradition states that the first MN Cars & Coffee would … Continue reading

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Not The Turkey…or The Stuffing

Tweet 2017 Jeep Renegade Deserthawk – All Photos by Randy Stern What goes well with Thanksgiving? Turkey is a given. Some people substitute it with Tofurky, but others will tell those who eat it that it’s not what the Wampanoag … Continue reading

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V&R Stories: The Insanity of Self-Relocation

Tweet The pratfalls of self-relocation in the snow. – Photo by Michael Larson Moving day. We have all been there. Most of us will most likely use a rental vehicle to achieve either a cross-town or cross-country move. Some of … Continue reading

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