Randy Stern

Randy is a versatile freelancer with a resume of experiences related to blogging and automotive writing. His first published piece of automotive writing dates back to 2001 when commenting on subcultural stereotypes of auto ownership. Since then, his work has appeared on CarSoup.com’s Buyers Guide, Lavender Magazine in Minneapolis – St. Paul and on his own site – Victory & Reseda. You can find Randy trolling car meets in Minnesota and Wisconsin from Spring to Fall or covering auto shows and other related events professionally. He is a proud member of the Midwest Automotive Media Association.

2014 Infiniti Q50

  2014 Infiniti Q50 S AWD Review by Randy Stern Next year will mark Infiniti’s quarter-century of existence. Nissan’s luxury brand made some inroads in the premium car game. Some might say it had not done enough in terms of sales and memorable vehicles during its 25 years. Let me prove you wrong. If you noticed that on two of the most competitive cars on the Formula 1 circuit that a certain l...[Read More]

Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG

  2014 Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG Review By Randy Stern This is the greatest car ever made. You may argue otherwise, but consider how much this lofty title was earned by the Mercedes-Benz S-Class. It shifted the luxury market when luxury became too grandiose and out of scale. Instead of the fattest car becoming the fattest cat amongst the grand automobiles, there was scale to be considered. Things...[Read More]

Meet the SouthWest Sunday Cruise!

Meet the SouthWest Sunday Cruise! by Randy Stern The art of driving is all a part of the love affair we have with the automobile. These are words to live by. This is one the tenets of this work I do. The experience of an automobile comes from where you take it, how you get there and how satisfied were you with the drive. I take these thoughts and mix them in with key points about each vehicle I re...[Read More]

What’s Happening at The 2015 Chicago Auto Show?

What’s Happening at The 2015 Chicago Auto Show? by Randy Stern There is more excitement at the 2015 Chicago Auto Show than in years past. Since the overall theme coming out of the North American International Auto Show in Detroit was a general upswing in mood in the automotive industry, the momentum seemed to have carried into Chicago. How? Here are the big introductions that went down insid...[Read More]

Rallying For a Cause: The Polar Run Heads Northbound

Rallying For a Cause: The Polar Run Heads Northbound by Randy Stern Why yes, we do drive in the winter – and very enthusiastically. It is not enough to wait until spring for us Minnesotans to get our driving in. Since there is something around with all-wheel drive, snow tires and a bit of a throttle response, we will tackle anything, anywhere…and do it for a cause! The Polar Run kicked took ...[Read More]

Get Lifted! Checking Out a Pickup Truck Meet

Get Lifted! Checking Out a Pickup Truck Meet by Randy Stern If you think about it, enthusiasm is enthusiasm. Here lies the problem. Automotive enthusiasts are seen through a narrow lens. They could be owners of cars that are desirable, thus are cared for right down to the minute detail. They could also be owners of modified machines charged to expand the performance envelope of their rides. Yet, t...[Read More]

How Car Folks Survive Winter “Up North”

How Car Folks Survive Winter “Up North”  – by Randy Stern Living in the Northern Climes is a challenge for the car enthusiast. When the weather is warm, you can take out your special rides to enjoy in the sunshine. But when the air turns colder, it is time to put them away from the winter. It appears that you might end up with many vehicles to drive year round. It is a reality fo...[Read More]