Category Archives: Commentary

Commentary: Mitsubishi Eclipse….As Another Crossover?

Tweet To the collective groan of, frankly literally anyone who has heard the news, Mitsubishi brought back the Eclipse…as a crossover. Mitsubishi did acknowledge that they are playing off the name of the extremely popular sports car which sold 1.8 million units … Continue reading

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Commentary: The (Re)State of V&R – 2017

Tweet On Wednesday, February 1, 29 folks showed up at Joey Nova’s in Tonka Bay, MN for some dinner. It was supposed to be Victory & Reseda’s official send-off of the 2017 Polar Run. However, it turned into many other … Continue reading

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Commentary: The Challenge of Mobility…and Then Some

Tweet A temporary mobility fix – All Photos by Randy Stern Let’s talk about mobility…again… I spent the week of the North American International Auto Show without working with a vehicle for publication. I figured I would utilize the entire … Continue reading

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Commentary: Tweet and Ye Shall Respond

Tweet The first few business days of the year has already yielded some weighty headlines. For one, I was greeted by an e-mail from General Motors reiterating something that those of us who cover industry already know. GM clarified that … Continue reading

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Commentary: Towards Defining “Mobility”

Tweet All Photos by Randy Stern Mobility. It is just a word, right? Actually, there is a lot behind the word these days. Automobile manufacturers have been swirled into the definition of this word, along with technology companies, community activists, … Continue reading

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Commentary: A New Editorial Year

Tweet Packing to go somewhere…in 2017? Photo by Randy Stern Welcome to…2017? Your calendar is correct. It is December of 2016. However, I operate on a different cycle. OK, two… One cycle is for the #VOTY, which began after I … Continue reading

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Commentary: Happy Thanksgiving?

Tweet Thanksgiving in downtown Minneapolis, 2007 – Photo by Randy Stern Ah, Thanksgiving! The feast that mired in historical discourse. Depending on your worldview, Thanksgiving (USA) was supposed to honor the first “Pilgrims” from England who sat down with the … Continue reading

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Commentary: Taking “The Grand Tour”

Tweet “…and on that bombshell…” One would hope Jeremy Clarkson would use that line on his new show, “The Grand Tour.” Jezza, the Hamster (Richard Hammond) and Captain Slow (James May) are returning back to the world of television soon. … Continue reading

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Commentary: Color is In the Eye of the Beholder

Tweet All Photos by Randy Stern This article is a moment when I will indeed show my age… I remember a time when colors mattered in a car. We had so many to choose from with our American product lines … Continue reading

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Commentary: There Goes Another Mid-Sized Pickup…

Tweet It was only a matter of time that Mercedes-Benz would enter in the pickup business. But, first, the news item: Mercedes-Benz took the first step into the pickup truck business by giving us two concepts based on the future … Continue reading

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