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
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
Tweet All Photos by Randy Stern The Holidays only come once a year – sometimes in clumps. Depending on your faith – or non-faith – the holiday that is enjoyed towards the end of the year is one where families … Continue reading
Over two years ago, the last Oldsmobile rolled down the assembly line of the old Lansing plant. It was a burgundy Alero sedan, perhaps a shell of the most famous Oldsmobiles built down the same line. The medium-sized sports sedan represented a marque that once stood for automobiles that were bold and powerful. It was the brand that gave you the Rocket V8 and the Hydra-Matic transmission; among many of the innovations Oldsmobile gave the world.
An Oldsmobile symbolized what was good about cars built in the good ol’ USA. They were cars that sported affordable luxury graced with touches that appealed to everyone. In the good ol’ days, you can tell the difference between driving a Chevrolet Bel Air and an Oldsmobile 88. You can also sense a special air when you revved up that 455 cubic inch V8 underneath that Cutlass 442 when hunting for Mustangs, Road Runners and Chevelles. Continue reading
Tweet Victory & Reseda introduces a new contributor to our site: Ryan Senensky. If you are a fan of the Japanese Nostalgic Car site, you may have seen his byline on it. He just happens to be based in Minneapolis … Continue reading
Tweet 1955 Imperial – All Photos by Randy Stern Once there was a time when the USA ruled the Luxury Car Field. There were plenty of players during times when our country was thriving – the 1920s and after World … Continue reading
Tweet 1978 Cadillac Coupe de Ville – All Photos by Randy Stern September 30, 1976 may not be on everyone’s calendar – but it should be. On that date, the American automotive industry showed us the way forward. It was … Continue reading
Tweet All Photos by Randy Stern Since its debut in September, 1966, Chevrolet’s Camaro has been a symbol of pride for General Motors. It was the Mustang killer that slayed all of its competitors in sales since the first one … Continue reading
Tweet All Photos by Randy Stern Fifty years ago, the gauntlet was thrown down. The North American automotive industry has never been the same since. The heart of the American car enthusiast lies within a class of steady-selling sport coupes … Continue reading
Tweet 1963 Studebaker Avanti – All Photos by Randy Stern Depending on your point of view, one could agree that the westward expansion of the North America continent was forged by the presence of the covered wagon. Whether that presence … Continue reading