Category Archives: Automobile Writing

Commentary: Cars vs. Crossovers…and The Debate Itself

Tweet All Photos by Randy Stern Reality is setting in. Not a lot of us are liking it. The headline that has been on auto-repeat for the past few years has been the proliferation of the SUV/Crossover. They have been … Continue reading

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Programming Note…We’re On Another Podcast!

Tweet “Podcasts are the future!” These were the words of Erik Berger, one of the hosts of the MotorCult podcast on Episode 23. I could argue that it might be true, but…I won’t. Instead, I will say that I was … Continue reading

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#MAMA18SR – The Experience of It All

Tweet All Photos by Randy Stern In 2013, I arrived at the Osthoff Resort in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin confident, but nervous as I attended my first Midwest Automotive Media Association Spring Rally. Each year yielded its own experience – both … Continue reading

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Commentary: Seven Years of Good Luck

Tweet Rarely do I especially talk about my work in some Twin Cities-based lifestyle magazine. This year marks my seventh year with Lavender Magazine. It is my other primary outlet for my work these days, with over 17,000 copies in … Continue reading

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Not Exactly The Review You Want To Read…

Tweet 2018 Infiniti Q50 3.0t Sport AWD – All Photos by Randy Stern I was going to do a review of a wonderful premium-branded sports sedan, but things did not turn out the way it was supposed to end. Let … Continue reading

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Commentary: The Bucket List Revisted

Tweet Photo by Randy Stern I am at the age where bucket lists seem to be almost appropriate. Not that I’m dying or preparing to do so. I am actually enjoying living, even if I am a half-step slower than … Continue reading

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Coming Up in 2018…Maybe

Tweet Photo by Randy Stern In my many years of living, I strongly agree with some conclusions being made by fellow media people and enthusiasts. We are indeed living in a great time for the automobile. I would not call … Continue reading

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Commentary: More on 2018 from V&R-Land

Tweet Looking forward… – Photo by Randy Stern Perhaps in the past few weeks, everyone came out with either a “looking back” article or a “looking ahead” one. Obviously, I had a few of these on here. Just your standard … Continue reading

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Commentary: Welcome to 2018

Tweet Photo by Randy Stern Welcome to 2018! As with every new year, the anticipation of new tidings and opportunities await. To make resolutions seem a bit aspirational, but how many of us stick to them? Many fall by the … Continue reading

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Commentary: 2017 in a Nutshell

Tweet Photo by Randy Stern What did 2017 yield for you? Hopefully good tidings. Yet, we can all agree how challenging this year has been on many fronts, as well as our personal triumphs. When I look back at this … Continue reading

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