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: Quickies
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
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
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
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
Tweet All Photos by Randy Stern “Um, how come you do not publish a review in for every vehicle you drive in Victory & Reseda?”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
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
Tweet All photos by Randy Stern The long hard road for Hyundai has paid off in their product offering. For example, the Elantra and Sonata lines remain their bread-and-butter. Hyundai has been selling at a mix of commercial/fleet and retail, … Continue reading
Tweet 2018 Audi A5 Sportback – All Photos by Randy Stern I will admit feeling guilty about not giving some brands their due on this site. In other publications, absolutely! Those brands attract a wide swath of customers buying their … Continue reading
Tweet 2018 Volvo XC60 T6 AWD R-Design – All Photos by Randy Stern Let’s talk about premium/luxury compact SUV/crossovers, shall we? The premium market alone is all about the combination of prestige, luxury, elegance, and sport – and to find … Continue reading