About Victory & ResedaVictory & Reseda is a website/blog telling the story of the automobile through the eyes of freelance automotive writer Randy Stern and friends. This website/blog serves as a virtual intersection of the automobile, its culture, the past, present and future of personal transportation. It also features travel pieces that center on the automotive experience.
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Tweet All Photos by Randy Stern Welcome to my annual tradition of self-indulgence and absolute pining for the day I can buy a vehicle that I would truly enjoy and own. But, how? And, who’s money? Understand that for the … Continue reading
Tweet All Photos by randy Stern My partner bought a car recently. As much as I try not to embarrass Jason, I figured I’d discuss the happiness he has with this purchase, but also some cautionary tales regarding the car … Continue reading
Tweet Photo by Randy Stern The 2019 Volvo XC40 had a great launch in March of 2018. Over 1,000 units were spoken for in the USA alone, according to published sales figures. A percentage of those units sold came from … Continue reading
Tweet All Photos by Randy Stern Throughout the nation and indeed the world, there is a type of event that happens in almost every major city. Although there are major destinations, these shows serve multiple purposes. These are auto shows … Continue reading
Tweet All Photos by Randy Stern Service. It is the most important part of the automobile ownership experience. If something is wrong with your vehicle, you want it fixed. If you are unable to do your own maintenance, the service … Continue reading
Tweet Your Holiday gift shopping is probably routine. Gifts for the spouse, children, close friends, co-workers, neighbors…you. You walk by all of the stores, their displays, looking for something that will catch your eye. Then, a car appears…OK, three cars. … Continue reading
Tweet “We’re just looking…” – All Photos by Randy Stern What did you do on Black Friday? Did you go straight from your Thanksgiving feast to the early openings of your favorite retailer? Or, did you wait until the wee … Continue reading
Tweet All photos by Randy Stern It’s been a while since I had a date. Yes, I realize that this is a website with a focus on automobiles, but let me get to that part shortly. There is, however, a … Continue reading
Tweet All Photos by Randy Stern There are currently six full-sized half-ton pickups to choose from in the U.S.A. I know, big deal! However, please understand why this topic is important. By volume, the pickup truck is the backbone of … Continue reading
Tweet Video provided by White Bear Autos via YouTube At any given local television market, we are often entertained by commercials representing the region’s market. In particular, we love commercials for automobile dealerships. Here in the Twin Cities, our local … Continue reading