After I had been writing about cars for a couple of years, I began noticing a funny phenomenon: At US car events, people would recognize me as that Canadian guy while at similar events here in Canada, people had never read my work. Funny thing that. It just shows one of the many differences between more traditional outlets and those of us who work strictly on the web. A few of our friends here in The Garage have recently undertaken new endeavors on the web that I thought our readers might enjoy visiting.
Ask any older Jag owner and theyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ll tell you, Ã¢â‚¬Å“If a JagÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s not dripping oil on your driveway, then youÃ¢â‚¬â„¢d better check that it has some in itÃ¢â‚¬Â.
Regular readers may recognize Crash Corrigan from his regular comments here in The Garage. Crash doesn’t really come to us through traditional media, rather through one of the Auto123. As one of the heavy hitters in the Canadian online auto media, they may as well be a newspaper outlet. Combining his British wit and more than a few decades wrenching British tin, CC knows his stuff and isn’t afraid to let you know in his newest project Car Keys. With the aid of Simon Burn, Car Keys brings unique reviews and they guys are promising some video along the way too.
Mark Atkinson is hardly your traditional automotive media type, given that he’s not old and he’s certainly not fat. He leaves Fat and Old to myself and Crash respectively. Mark has done most of his within traditional formats though, having been editor of Inside Track, Carguide and World of Wheels magazines. Having taken the plunge into the freelance pool, Mark has launched Driving Guy. With 10 years of writing about cars under his belt, I would think we’re going to see great things from Mark’s new project.
That brings me to another guy who has been at this for a long time, comparative to his young age. Michael Banovsky isn’t exactly new to the web, but his blog has just gone through a full refresher, so it kinda counts as new. From reviews to motorsports and lots of photography, Michael has packed a ton of content into Banovsky.com I think Mr Banovsky and Mr Williams have been drinking the same forgotten kool aid lately.
Welcome to the auto blogging wars gentlemen. It is truly great to see some more Canucks out here in the blogosphere!