Category Archives: Quickies

Quickies: Turning The New Leaf

Tweet 2018 Nissan Leaf SL – All Photos by Randy Stern Whenever I hear or see a Tesla, I go into Jan Brady mode. Because it is all about Elon Musk’s automotive enterprise, really. Just like Marcia is to Jan. … Continue reading

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Quickies: The Best Pickup Truck Sold – Right Now

Tweet 2019 Ram 1500 Crew Cab 4X4 Big Horn – All Photos by Randy Stern I once considered the Ram 1500 as the best pickup sold in this country – period. Two things happened. First, a rash of quality issues … Continue reading

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Quickies: As Published Elsewhere (Part III)

Tweet All Photos by Randy Stern The summer may be turning its hottest corner, but that does not mean there’s no cooling down of content. In this batch “As Published Elsewhere” Quickies reviews, the selection of vehicles turn towards the … Continue reading

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Quickies: An Aloha From Detroit

Tweet 2018 Hyundai Kona Ultimate AWD – All Photos by randy Stern A few years ago, I attended the media drive for the current Hyundai Tucson. The company knew it had to grow its SUV/crossover lineup in order to compete … Continue reading

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Quickies: The Sum of Veloster’s Value Equation

Tweet 2019 Hyundai Veloster Turbo Ultimate – All Photos by Randy Stern Remember those fun-to-drive and relatively affordable little sports cars? We had a lot back in my day. They ranged from very small roadsters – such as the MG … Continue reading

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Quickies: An Exercise in Overindulgence at #MAMA18SR

Tweet 2018 Rolls-Royce Wraith Black Badge – All Photos by Randy Stern The one theme I wanted to explore at the 2018 Midwest Automotive Media Association Spring Rally was to explore the idea of luxury and prestige further. I left … Continue reading

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Quickies: Vantage Point

Tweet 2019 Aston Martin Vantage – All Photos by Randy Stern What is the first thing that comes to mind when you think of Aston Martin? In this country, it’s Sean Connery – playing James Bond. That silver DB5 has … Continue reading

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Quickies: As Published Elsewhere (Volume II)

Tweet All Photos by Randy Stern It’s tough when you give a publication “first rights” to a vehicle subject. It’s even tougher when those vehicles are headline grabbers…and are superb! This is the story of this batch “As Published Elsewhere” … Continue reading

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Quickies: Extending Volvo’s Winning Streak

Tweet 2019 Volvo XC40 T5 AWD R Design – All Photos by Randy Stern Volvo’s winning streak continues. There seems to be stopping them now! After the latest XC90 compiled enough awards and kudos to fill up a trophy room … Continue reading

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Quickies: From the 45th Twin Cities Auto Show

Tweet All Photos by Randy Stern So, the 45th Twin Cities Auto Show…how was it? In my opinion, it is much better than before. Perhaps the best that I attended since 2005. I saw more engagement with two interactive ride-along … Continue reading

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