V&R Stories: Memories of Riding the Old RTD

On most days, I normally commute by our local public transit system, Metro Transit. Taking the bus makes things easier plenty of times, especially if I am working in downtown Minneapolis or attending an event where parking and traffic are severely impacted.

My Favorites Of Amigo Avenue and Gilmore Street

On Amigo Avenue, the street where I lived, our corner lot at Gilmore Street offered plenty of curbside parking for any of the cars our family owned and any car I would take home from a rental car lot. As with many days in the Valley, when the sun was setting in the west came this shimmering white light across the mulberry trees that would give any of those vehicles a shimmery gleam to our property. In the early years, Mom’s Oldsmobile Ninety-Eight Luxury sedan would catch that sheen when she arrived home. On most days, that meant things were OK in the world – even when they were not.

Commentary: We Will Travel Again!

Even as government shutdowns are being enforced, some of us doing so. Risky as it may be, we justify our travels as essential. We need to tend to loved ones who live miles away.

Commentary: What's In A Logo?

This question came up as I am working with a 2020 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport for publication very soon. It is the first Volkswagen in the North American market to wear the new corporate logo. You will see the logo on future products, including the 2021 Atlas.

Historiography: The Tri-Fives

The answer would be obvious by now. You probably recall the old advertising theme from the 1970s, telling us that Americans love "baseball, hot dogs, apple pie, and Chevrolet." The bowtie brand was the dominant brand of automobile for decades.

My Thoughts Exactly: 2020 Jeep Gladiator

But, what does that have to do with the new 2020 Jeep Gladiator pickup truck? This truck is not a joke and can be a real hoot to drive. It’s been a very long time since Jeep sold a pickup truck, even with Ram as the primary purveyor of the segment for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles.

V&R Stories: That !@#$ing Mustang II!

I was looking back through the site to see what stories I have not told from the past. There’s probably something out there that could be told to wider audience.

My Thoughts Exactly: 2020 Acura RDX

OK, before we go crazy, pop some champagne, and blow some noise makers, let’s discuss the reason for this exclamation. Acura needed some vehicles in its lineup to engage customers – just like the old days.