Category Archives: Publishing

Working on a Book(s)

Hi Folks: It’s been a while. Sorry about that. I wanted to update you on a couple of items. First of all, I’ve done a whole bunch of pieces for the Boston Globe, which I’m pretty excited about. The latest … Continue reading

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This Week on ThrottleYard

I’m having a great time finding cool bikes for sale and writing about them on ThrottleYard. It’s really forcing me to try and think about the bikes an audience of enthusiasts would find interesting, and I think I’ve managed to … Continue reading

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Why “the News” shouldn’t cover cars

Two stories in the last few days have cemented my opinion that every news channel should have a legitimate¬†automotive expert on speed-dial, if not on staff. The first was the news that ABC News’s “Chief Investigative Correspondent” Brian Ross won … Continue reading

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Jalopnik, TTAC, Mommy blogs and Journalism 101

    Jalopnik and The Truth About Cars are foaming at the mouth over the following: http://dearcrissy.com/crazy-toyota-mommy-networks-mom-bloggers-story/ The gist is this: Crissy Someb0dy-or-Other has something I’d rather carve my eyes out than read: A “mommy blog.” Anyhoo, she’s up in … Continue reading

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Yankee Driver on boston.com

  Just a quick note to point you toward boston.com (and later in print in the Boston Globe) where I wrote a piece on auto makers and Gen Y. Read it here: http://www.boston.com/cars/newsandreviews/overdrive/2011/01/automakers_and_gen_y_missing_t.html  

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AZ Auction Pissing Match – Round XI

  If there’s anything I learned while I was an editor with Hemmings Motor News, it was that Craig Jackson from Barrett-Jackson was one of the world’s greatest soreheads. Around about 2004, when I edited Hemmings Muscle Machines, we wrote … Continue reading

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What’s the blue book value on Kelley Blue Book?

The Financial Times has reported that the venerable purveyor of automotive values, Kelley Blue Book, is up for sale. According to the article posted September 1, 2010, the family-owned publication has retained the services of JP Morgan to assist in … Continue reading

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