Category Archives: Quickies

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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Quickies: What Fred Diaz Will Be Working With at Mitsubishi

Tweet 2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross SEL Touring – All Photos by Randy Stern No, sorry, Mitsubishi is not on its deathbed. Far from it. There are two reasons why. One, Fred Diaz is taking over as the head of its … Continue reading

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Quickies: As Published Elsewhere (Volume I)

Tweet All Photos by Randy Stern “Um, how come you do not publish a review in for every vehicle you drive in Victory & Reseda?” It’s a question I get from time-to-time. However, it came out of a situation where … Continue reading

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Quickies: An SUV Full of Passion, Romance and Emotion?

Tweet 2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Ti AWD – All Photos by Randy Stern Some cars are made to embody romance and emotion. They have to convey something beyond simple engagement. They have to have an overt personality that can be … Continue reading

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