Category Archives: Automobile Writing

V&R Turns Eight

TweetWe’re turning eight years old this month. It is cause for celebration. But, it is also a prompt to get busy on ensuring the future of this site through the work it is doing currently. It is also a cue … Continue reading

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Commentary: My Own 10-Year Challenge

TweetDid you have fun doing the 10-year challenge on social media? I did. I stretched the rules a bit. This was really taking off when I was doing the La Crosse Day Trip Challenge. Since I was in a mocking … Continue reading

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Welcome to 2019

TweetWelcome to 2019! We hope you made it through the New Year unscathed. Our headquarters had its share of strange weather through the holidays. We had snow, then rain, more snow, icy conditions, a brief warmup, then more snow, and … Continue reading

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Commentary: Good-Bye 2018!

TweetThe end of the year. How do you quantify that fact? Simple. You look back, celebrate the highlights, bless the low moments, and look forward to the new year. Certainly, V&R had some highlights. We had some successful turns with … Continue reading

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Travelogue: The Road To/From #MAMA18FR

Tweet Over there…is Chicago. – All Photos by Randy Stern Normally, I would talk about the journey to the Midwest Automotive Media Association Fall Rally. Well…what about the journey from it? Rather, let’s talk about the entire journey…

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#MAMA18FR – More Than Just Getting “Out of The Office”

Tweet Perhaps a bit too much fun? – All Photos by Randy Stern Why do I still get excited about going to media events? It would be easy for me to say that it “gets me out of the office.” … Continue reading

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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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