Category Archives: Car Community

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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Travelogue: Kansas City…With Car Folks!

Tweet All Photos by Randy Stern When a road trip falls in your lap – not literally, mind you – do you simply go? I was presented with the idea of joining a group of friends/fellow car folks, taking a … 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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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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Commentary: Toretto’s Family Values

Tweet A “car family” gathering? – Photo by Randy Stern Who knew that Dom Toretto would be the spokesman for “family values?” Vin Diesel’s character in the “Fast And Furious” franchise may seem like a self-centered ex-criminal turned hero at … Continue reading

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#JustDrive

Tweet Photo by Randy Stern Who are you? Are you an enthusiast? Are you a person who wants to be an enthusiast? Do you have the best car in the world? Or, do you have the bets car you can … Continue reading

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Commentary: A New Generation of Classic Car Stewardship

Tweet All Photos by Randy Stern This weekend marked the first-ever “Back to The 80s” car show here in the Twin Cities. And, it was a good one! Before I dive into the reasons for my summation of this new … Continue reading

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Commentary: An “Outsider’s” View of The Car Scene in Minnesota

Tweet Photo by Randy Stern Car season began in Minnesota a month-and-a-half ago. I was reminded of it at the time by the flood of social media posts with anxious enthusiasts waiting to arrive at AutoMotorPlex in Chanhassen prior to … Continue reading

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A Change In Plans

Tweet Photo by Randy Stern No Cars & Coffee? For the first time in over nine seasons that one of the premier car meets in America – let alone the state of Minnesota – will not take place at their … Continue reading

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