Category Archives: Car Community

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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When Imaginations Run Wild…

Tweet A possible project? – All Photos by Randy Stern The things we think about when our imaginations run free. My imagination can be off the chain. The things I think about – especially with automobiles – could either make … Continue reading

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Happy 2017!

Tweet Oliebollen, American Style – Photo by Randy Stern It is sunrise on a new year! Welcome to 2017! What should we expect from the fresh new mark on the Gregorian Calendar? The expected, perhaps? Or, maybe, the unexpected? Either … Continue reading

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Commentary: For The Love of Enthusiasm

Tweet A huge highlight from the August, 2016 edition of MN C&C. – Photo by Randy Stern We all have different definitions what “automotive enthusiasm” means to us. I have heard many arguments being volleyed across the car community on … Continue reading

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