Stef Schrader
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Contributor, Jalopnik. 1984 "Porschelump" 944 race car, 1971 Volkswagen 411 race car, 2010 Mitsubishi Lancer GTS.
10/17/19
9:51 AM
1

Stef, you are still the best. Superb points. Having you here occasionally make me realize how much we miss having you here all the time.

10/15/19
1:08 PM
2

Imagine if AutoWeek had gotten out of the subscription mentality and had the foresight to offer a free-to-access, full-featured internet site with frequent, relevant, interesting content, hi-def images, and a chance for readers to interact with the site and each other via a comments section. Read more

10/15/19
12:18 PM
5

I too started with that original format and continued to read it after it moved to the smaller magazine format. Reading Satch Carlson always made you laugh and the great articles by Denise Mccluggage were always spot on.  

10/15/19
12:15 PM
3

Native Detroiter here. Back in the day, R&T was based in La La Land, C&D was based in Ann Arbor, but Autoweek was at home here in Detroit. With the backing of Crain, it was always a solid pick for a third view, with great and timely racing coverage:  pre-Internet, it was the best way to find out what happened in some Read more

10/15/19
11:27 AM
27

I was given a subscription to AutoWeek by my sister as a present for my eleventh birthday. Back then it was tabloid format and had AutoWeek on one side and Competition Press facing the other way on the other. That way you could read either as though it was its own thing.
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10/15/19
11:18 AM
11

This sucks. I still subscribe to Autoweek, or as described here really Auto-every-other-week, and wonder what Crain Communications is going to offer me besides “Shit, sorry.” Due to overlapping subs, I get it both in print and on my iPad.
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10/13/19
10:42 AM
1

Pictures were taken, I may have cursed the Coke Porsches by trying to kiss the bumper of one during the grid walk, and I bought a silly resin model of the Coke Porsche because, holy cow, merchandise went FAST! Read more

10/11/19
8:03 PM
1

Exactly my first thought. Why by a Chrysler when you can afford a Porsche???

10/11/19
5:29 PM
48

Get rid of the tax favorability of debt accumulated for acquisitions, and require them to have a higher ratio of their own capital investment to any debt used in acquisitions. That would scare off most private equity firms doing a quick cash grab and stealth liquidation. Read more

10/11/19
4:26 PM
1

I’ve seen track-ready manual 928's in this price range too.

10/11/19
4:06 PM
89

The fact that they didn’t even get a farewell post just felt like an extra gut punch for absolutely no reason.

10/11/19
4:04 PM
123

Not to mentioning shutting down a fairly popular politics website while we are in the middle of a fucking Constitutional crisis unfolding right in front of our eyes

10/11/19
3:45 PM
55

Or hell, even an old school roasting of someone leaving the site, even if by leaving the site, it is leaving the group of G/O sites to an untimely death.

10/11/19
3:40 PM
243

I wish your shithead executives would let you and your readers publicly mourn Splinter. It is missed.

10/11/19
3:25 PM
1

Stef, it’s heartbreaking to read this from you and to hear the emotion in your voice on the podcast talking about your experiences.  Nobody should be made to feel that way.  You’re a great writer and I hope you find your feet somewhere.  Jalopnik should have never let you go.  Thank you for sharing your story.  I know Read more

10/10/19
4:31 PM
13

Is “Dracula” code for “every shitty man alive”? I mean, either way, I’m in.

9/25/19
2:39 PM
114

It’s not upcycling if you take a brand new, perfectly usable sandal, and turn it into hot garbage that makes it look like you got your foot caught in a diving flipper. Not okay.