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
TweetName one of the most enduring and memorable vehicle platforms of the past 40 years? There are several to choose from. Although, we tend to remember those from the “Big Three” – Detroit’s automakers. But, if we sift through every … Continue reading
TweetIn the spring of 1994, a new brand arrived at unsuspecting showrooms. This was not just any new brand. It became the second manufacturer from the Republic of Korea to sell their vehicles in the USA. Kia arrived in the … Continue reading
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