Category Archives: Car Community

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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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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