Category Archives: Automobile Writing

Travelogue: The Ultimate West Coast Road Trip?

Tweet All Photos by Randy Stern I looked east because I had to. Yet, I grew up out west…Reseda, to be exact. So, why can’t I figure out an epic road trip out west? I never did a road trip … Continue reading

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V&R Stories: My First Auto Show…and How It Stunted My Childhood

Tweet All Photos by Randy Stern At five years old, I knew I would I would have a long-term love affair with the automobile. Of course, who knew that I would be working with them and the industry that produces … Continue reading

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Warren Brown: 1948-2018

Tweet On December 1, 1996, I landed at Dulles Airport with a few bags of my worldly goods on board an American Airlines red-eye flight from Los Angeles. Little did I know what would transpire towards the work you are … Continue reading

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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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