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October 21, 2019

Autoweek tells the stories from every corner of a vibrant car culture. From the historic to the cutting edge, from the glitzy to the grassroots, Autoweek documents the people, events and machines that spark the interests of car people all over the world. Get unbiased reviews on the newest models, keep up with the hottest trends and innovations in automotive design and performance, and even the collector lifestyle. For over 57 years, Autoweek has also been trackside, covering every form of motorsports. Each issue contains driver and team features and interviews, racing coverage from all major series and in-depth analysis from expert reporters. Every other week, Autoweek will inspire and inform you with insightful articles and amazing photography.

Country:
United States
Language:
English
Publisher:
Crain Communications, Inc
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IN THIS ISSUE

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go team!

IT’S BEEN AWHILE SINCE I’ve had more than a small influence over what appears in the magazine. I’d like to say that it was me growing up and out of my control issues. But in reality, most of my time and energy has been dedicated to selling. It’s probably been that way for two years or more, and really, that’s the job of a publisher anyway. I’ve made some minor adjustments, harangued people over a headline or two, but the real work of making Autoweek has been left to the editors and art directors. I couldn’t be happier with the results. We’ve always wanted Autoweek to be a different kind of car magazine, a “car culture” magazine. We’ve wanted to do stories that nobody else could or would, create a look that…

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about the cover

Sept. 14, 2019, Empire, Michigan: Driver Jordan Easter sits behind the wheel of her Datsun 280Z, preparing to take on the Empire Hill Climb. What the photo doesn’t reveal is the Mercedes-Benz V12 shoehorned into the engine compartment, the result of many months of careful planning and frantic effort with partner Michael Tung. Like Easter’s Datsun, there’s more to Empire Hill Climb than meets the eye; the road course, running not far from the shores of Lake Michigan, is deceptively challenging. When it came to illustrating our coverage of the grassroots event, photographer Jon-Paul Allgaier, a northern Michigan native, was a natural choice. See more of his photos, and our complete coverage in this issue.…

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the goodwood complex

You’ve probably already heard enough about the Goodwood Revival—how it’s The Best Car Event in the World, or very near the top of that list. How you really should try to make it out one of these years (as if it’s that simple). Well, I’m sorry to report that, having finally attended the time-warp weekend this past September, it’s everything you’ve heard and more. Where else but the Goodwood Circuit are you going to see and hear tail-happy Cobras going at it against Jaguar E-Types, or watch a herd of 1930-and-older Bentleys thunder by at speed? Line up eight Ferrari 250GT SWBs on a concours lawn, and it’s overindulgence. Throw them onto a grid at Goodwood with a few other high-caliber race-machines-turned-investment-pieces and it clicks. After all, you can’t have a race with…

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autoweek

1155 GRATIOT AVE., DETROIT, MI 48207-2997 EDITORIAL (313) 446-0324 ADVERTISING (313) 446-6048 CLASSIFIED (800) 722-7798 SUBSCRIPTIONS (888) 288-6954 PRESIDENT/CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER KC Crain PUBLISHER Rory Carroll EDITOR Wes Raynal DIGITAL EDITOR Andrew Stoy EXECUTIVE EDITOR Natalie Neff WEST COAST EDITOR Mark Vaughn MANAGING EDITOR Robin Warner ROAD TEST EDITOR Jake Lingeman FEATURES EDITOR Graham Kozak ASSOCIATE EDITORS Jay Ramey, Wesley Wren MOTORSPORTS EDITOR Mike Pryson ASSOCIATE MOTORSPORTS EDITOR Matt Weaver SENIOR MOTORSPORTS WRITER Al Pearce MOTORSPORTS CORRESPONDENTS Joe Saward, Steven Cole Smith, Gary Watkins COPY CHIEF Chris Langrill COPY EDITOR Carrie Riles CREATIVE DIRECTOR Tara Klein ASSISTANT ART DIRECTOR Nick Booms CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHERS LAT Photographic, Jim Fets, Action Sports Photography Inc. CONTRIBUTING ILLUSTRATOR Marty Davis EXECUTIVE EDITOR AT LARGE Dutch Mandel SENIOR EDITOR AT LARGE J.P. Vettraino SENIOR CONTRIBUTING EDITORS Cory Farley, Jay Leno CONTRIBUTING EDITORS Brett Berk, Peter Hughes, Murilee Martin, Dave Kinney, Ben Stewart UK CORRESPONDENT Julian Rendell EXECUTIVE ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT Darleen M. White MEDIA SERVICES MANAGER…

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revved up

“FOR THE OUTLIERS,” DRIVES, J.P. VETTRAINO, SEPT. 23 Thanks to J.P. Vettraino for his article on the 2020 Jaguar XE. I have owned 31 different automobiles over my lifetime: 18 domestic, 13 foreign. I’ve had my Eleanors and Christines, and my Candies and Miss Kitties. None of them have driven as smooth and responsive as my current 2018 XE, whether at 50 mph or 100. The turbo-four provides sufficient power, and the 35 mpg gives me a cruising range over 500 miles. The attention to detail both inside and out has won me two concours best-in-class awards in two attempts, scoring 10.0 and 9.998, respectively. Thank you, Jaguar, for continuing the cause. JAMES VALENTINE, VIA EMAIL I was astonished that you could pen a lengthy article detailing all of Jaguar’s “efforts to improve”…

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a lasting first impression

JULY 6, 1969, marked the first time Al Pearce sat in the media center at Dover International Speedway. It was also the first time the track held a NASCAR race. That inaugural NASCAR race at the 1-mile oval just so happened to be the first NASCAR race Pearce ever covered. Pearce covered NAS-CAR for the Newport News (Va.) Times-Herald/Daily Press for 35 years (1969-2004) and has written for Autoweek since 1973. “I knew virtually nothing about NASCAR at the time,” said Pearce, who was honored by Dover officials earlier this month as the track marked its 50th year and 100th Cup race. “I’d just finished a three-year Army tour and had been in Vietnam for 13 months. I’d covered maybe three short track races before talking my boss into sending me to…

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