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.

The Ninth Anniversary Favorites List

Victory & Reseda’s ninth anniversary celebration cannot be complete with a look back at the vehicles that made this site what it is today. Not the way back machine you read through the past several days.

The Cross Country's Next Act

Remember the first Volvo Cross Country wagons? Then, you might remember the first generation V70 wagons. The first Cross Country wagon arrived for 1998 as a new twist on the burgeoning SUV trend.

My Favorite Vehicles Of The 2010s

The history of this website almost spanned the entire decade – I rebranded it in 2011. Yet, I have done some reviews on the old blog the year prior. Remembering those will be a challenge in itself because most of the vehicles on this list would be from 2011 and onward.

A Volvo, Plugged

#VOTY16 marked a series of firsts. The XC90 was the first SUV/Crossover to win the award. It was also the first European automotive brand to win the #VOTY. Not only was it the first Volvo to win, but it was the first two #VOTY awards in a row for the Swedish automaker.

My Favorite Hybrids

I know that you cringe over hybrid gas-electric driven automobiles. It is easy to blame Toyota and the popular acceptance of the Prius during its second generation. That particular vehicle was the darling of Hollywood at the time. How many of your favorite celebrities owned a second-generation Prius?