We’re gonna try
In all seriousness I do tend to look for writers who have experience elsewhere first. Even if applicants are hardcore gearheads who know their stuff, it’s tough if Mike and I have to teach them how to write and report. It’s purely a time thing. But don’t stop trying! I came to car writing from another field too.
Yes and blueberry.
We have staff all over the U.S. I think we’re more remote than any of the GMG sites. Anyway, at the moment we have about a dozen full-time editors and staff writers, and a slew of regular freelance contributors. Our staff is in New York, North Carolina, Detroit, Texas and LA, and the freelancers are everywhere.
Purely from a pragmatic standpoint I’d advise you not to finance something like an old Skyline or a Silvia. I wouldn’t want a loan out on those. Save up, pay cash and own them outright.
Car museums in Germany.
My first instinct is to say it’s unlikely, but Buick, Volvo and Audi have all unleashed very SUV-ish wagons on the public lately. Maybe wagons can ride the SUVs’ coattails a bit? Even so, I’ve heard nothing about a Fusion wagon here. You may be SOL on that one.
Oppo is more of its own thing than ever. It’s a fantastic community of gearheads on its own, but it did create a few headaches for us, like Opponauts using the site to get press cars in Jalopnik’s name, image theft issues, legal concerns, editing problems on shared stories, etc. We kind of had to make it its own thing…
Fuck That Truck is a wonderful idea.
Well, Gawker doesn’t exist anymore, so...
We love the two-wheel crowd and will always work to serve it. Don’t hold me to this but there’s a chance we could do a lot more there soon, if things work out. Stay tuned...
We got offered the first drive a while back but had to cancel due to some scheduling issues. I agree it’s an important car, but I worry it will be another boring SUV. Granted, that’s what VW needs right now, but it doesn’t exactly make for a thrilling story.
And you still don’t have a name for it. Sad!
What are you talking about? We can totally bring it back!
Autozam AZ-1, which are starting to find their way over here. And that is wonderful.
I like old video games, reading fiction, beer and cocktails, trying good new restaurants and hanging out with my dogs. And electronic music.
Mini Countryman, Mini Clubman