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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Category Archives: Historiography
TweetThirty years ago, McCormick Place was the place to be. The lights inside the exhibition hall south of Chicago’s Loop would shine upon a return of a motoring revolution from another generation. The new vehicle reminded us of a time … Continue reading
TweetSocial media acts as a barometer on what the world thinks of one thing or another. It has become the court of public opinion for many to the ire of a few. One such example is the debut of … Continue reading
Tweet“There’s something about a train that’s magic.” This was the first line from a jingle that encouraged travelers to ride the rails on Amtrak – the passenger rail service that traverses the USA. Amtrak had its ups and downs since … Continue reading
Tweet All Photos by Randy Stern The Holidays can be both exhilarating and exhausting. It can also be joyous and frustrating. It is a collision of comfort, joy, and all other feelings, emotions, and memories. The stretch from November towards … Continue reading
Tweet All Photos by Randy Stern Well before the late Sergio Marchionne arrived at Auburn Hills, there was a brand that competed in the budget car field under the Mopar banner. It was once the match for Chevrolets and Ford, … Continue reading
Tweet All Photos by Randy Stern How do you start a brand? It depends on the brand itself and the people behind it. You can start from the ground up, flushed with capital for a global debut with products, management, … Continue reading
Tweet All Photos by Randy Stern At five years old, I knew I would I would have a long-term love affair with the automobile. Of course, who knew that I would be working with them and the industry that produces … Continue reading
TweetAll Photos by Randy Stern Fast food is bad for you. That is what a lot of medical professionals and organizations full of them say. Dietitians and health advisors tell us to stay away from fast food since it is … Continue reading
Tweet All Photos by Randy Stern I know you’re curious, but let’s ask the question: what is Iola? Iola is an “old car show” located east of Stevens Point, Wisconsin that includes various locations for vehicles, swap meet vendors and … Continue reading