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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Tweet All Photos by Randy Stern In 2013, I arrived at the Osthoff Resort in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin confident, but nervous as I attended my first Midwest Automotive Media Association Spring Rally. Each year yielded its own experience – both … Continue reading
Tweet Photo by Randy Stern Who are you? Are you an enthusiast? Are you a person who wants to be an enthusiast? Do you have the best car in the world? Or, do you have the bets car you can … Continue reading
Tweet 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport 2.4 GT AWC – All Photos by Randy Stern I love taking road trips. There are two ways to take this. When a time constraint is imposed, road trips can be harrowing, frustrating and counteractive. … Continue reading
TweetWe Minnesotans will find a way to have fun in winter. This is one way we do it… The second annual Polar Run will launch on January 29 with about 40 entrants zig-zagging their way between the Twin Cities and … Continue reading
Tweet Take me somewhere warm! All Photos by Randy Stern It appears everyone has begun the year on the road. That is good news for the economy. People are traveling again. They are expanding their budget, even while finding bargains. … Continue reading
Tweet Photo by Randy Stern Back in 2011, I rebranded this site as an automotive blog with intention. Victory & Reseda is not just a name of a blog. It is an actual geographic location – an intersection of two … Continue reading
Tweet All photos by Randy Stern Normally, I would save all of my thoughts on a review until the end – or some weeks after the vehicle has been returned to its rightful source. This is depending on where it … Continue reading
Tweet 2012 Chevrolet Orlando Photo (c)2011 General Motors Canada There are times when I truly enjoy stepping back and consider the possibilities. Our universe is one where it can be done – even if you’re asleep in your own comfortable … Continue reading
It’s been a question that has popped up by non-readers of this site for a while. This is probably a chance to explain all of this contextually.
Since the early 2000s, one of my writing topics had been about sports. Baseball has been the primary sport of choice for most of my life, so I felt compelled to put my love for the game into words. Of those who read my work, they hoped it would be available on a larger stage for the world to see.
In 2008, Major League Baseball Advanced Media opened up their MLBlogs sites for no charge, as opposed to a per month rate. Not only did I migrate my earlier work onto the new site, I began writing volumes of new and relative material. The Heirloom was born. It became the bane of my existence while figuring out what to do with the rest of my written work.
This year alone saw a turn towards a different focus. Regular readers of V&R have witnessed this turn as I put more emphasis on the automotive work above my baseball writing. The growing readership along with the inroads made in this industry superseded what I was hoping to do with The Heirloom. Continue reading