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: Travel Writing
Tweet All Photos by Randy Stern Twelve years ago, I arrived in Detroit for the first time. Being an automotive person, I felt that this city had been missing in my life. While the trip presented plenty of firsts and … Continue reading
Tweet All Photos by Randy Stern The idea of a “romantic getaway” should be one where the locale and the company should be equally romantic. Let me back up for a moment and personal here. Yes, I am in a … Continue reading
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 2017 Jeep Renegade Deserthawk – All Photos by Randy Stern What goes well with Thanksgiving? Turkey is a given. Some people substitute it with Tofurky, but others will tell those who eat it that it’s not what the Wampanoag … Continue reading
Tweet All of us at Victory & Reseda and our partners and friends want to wish you a Happy Thanksgiving! If you are traveling today and this weekend, we hope that you are safe, sober, and celebrating this special day … Continue reading
Tweet I have never flown a Boeing 747. Yet, I admired the majesty of the original Jumbo Jet that has been christened the “Queen of The Skies.” One look at one and you wondered what it was like inside of … Continue reading
Tweet All Photos by Randy Stern I really wanted a vacation… For some, a vacation is a week away from home, going somewhere enjoyable, and doing something relaxing. I should be doing that. I know I have to do that. … Continue reading
Tweet The 2017 Ford Fusion Sport in Canal Park, Duluth, MN – All photos by Randy Stern The power of social media is where positive statements can be made – and resonate across it. One such statement was made by … Continue reading
Tweet Road trippin’- All photos by Randy Stern It was the August of 2009. I remember getting into the office of the job I had for four years and noticed a strange energy around it. About half of the staff … Continue reading
Every year, I try to go to a new destination to visit. Last year was full of exploration within my current home state of Minnesota. I also added Des Moines and the rural parts of Southeastern Iowa and Northeastern Missouri for good measure. This year, aside from further exploration into Minnesota and Wisconsin, I’ve added Detroit as a short weekend stop. Continue reading