Ever wondered how us auto writer types do it? You know, how do we drive a different car every week (or several a week) and continue to spew out reviews every week (or once a month for those print guys)? The good folks at Car and Driver have busted out the truth.
As traditional media tries to hold on to market share, the old school car mags are doing their best to get with the new media. Old guys are being
replaced supplemented by young guys and girls who truly get the virtual world.
In this vein, Car and Driver mag is reaching out to bloggers to get the word out that they are as vibrant and relevant as ever. In other words, they are blogging their hearts out! They’re not just blogging though, as they are tackling topics that are hotter than ever.
Today, they’ve got a list of fuel saving tips to help ease the pain at the pumps.
The first two should be common sense:
Tune-Up Your Car
Keep Your Tires Properly Inflated
Really folks, a well maintained car does get noticeably better gas mileage.
Long time auto writer and father of the Cannonball, Brock Yates has had some challenges lately. Yet another departure from Car & Driver saw him do a short stint in the blogosphere,
penning typing a column at TTAC. That deal was short lived and it left many of us wondering when and where Mr. Yates would surface.
The blogging bug seems to have bitten, and Yates has done what he should have done a long time ago. Take matters into his own hands. That’s right, Yates has created the Engines with an Attitude which is an offshoot of the One Lap of America site.
While he will experience many of the same frustrations that plague other new bloggers, I think we’ll see Engines with an Attitude gain traction in the blogosphere quickly thanks to his sizable fan base. Now if his techie guys will just get him a cleaner url.
Welcome back Brock!