the road ahead
In a column on What Data Can't Do, New York Times writer
David Brooks noted "The haystack gets bigger, but the
needle we are looking for is still buried deep inside."
However, the implication that the growing mound of data
makes the Internet increasingly difficult to navigate and
utilize may not be correct.
Opte Project illustrates the 14 billion pages of our
networked web. Image courtesy of the
opte project: "mapping the internet in a single day."
Hungarian physicist Albert-Lazlo Barabási, as reported in
science news on the Smithsonian.com web site, discovered it
only takes 19 clicks or less to connect any two pages of the
estimated 14 billion pages of data on the Internet.The ability to boil down and interrelate Internet data has
led to magazine advertising customized according to a
reader's demographics, reading habits and travels around the
And now, The Wooden Horse News reports the personalization
of magazine content has arrived. Road & Track will be one of
the first digital magazines to utilize "responsive design"
which rearranges the sites based on the size of the screen,
so that smart phone and tablet users have a good experience,
but so do PC visitors."
"Later, a magazine could create several different versions
of an article with different headlines and images to appeal
to different site visitors."
The "Horse" and other critics are concerned
that content constantly confirming a reader's opinions and
outlook will become boring and cause site visits to drop and
create insular communities.
Another example of "Big Data" being successfully employed
was offered by David Carr in his recent New York Times piece
tracing data's role in Netflix's creation of its first
original series, "House Of Cards." As Carr recounts,
"Netflix seems to be making it look easy, or at least making
it a product of logic and algorithms as opposed to tradition
"In order to stay ahead of the game and be ready for the
next social up-and-comer, publishers need a comprehensive
way to gather insights into how their content performs
across the entire social Web." So says Paul Lentz in the
February 12 Online MediaDaily. He elaborated: "Greater
insights into the social quality of content can help
publishers defend the CPMs they're trying to get and combat
the commoditization of online ad space. In print, the focus
was on the circulation metric. Now, the standard is site
traffic and referrals." . . .
Or, in a NY Times article by Tanzina Vega, the standard may
be "fast-paced, algorithmic bidding systems that target
individual consumers rather than the aggregate audience
publishers serve up."
In the world of "programmatic buying"
technologies, context matters less than tracking those
consumers wherever they go.
The more choices algorithms offer an advertiser for reaching
a quarry, the less valuable the content of any single
Joe Mandese wrote in Online Media
Daily: "...a new platform will add a fourth term to Madison
Avenue's Holy Trinity of paid, earned and owned:
appropriated. Titled inPowered, the new platform enables
marketers to sort through the torrent of so-called 'expert'
content -- stories written by professional journalists or
bona fide bloggers -- about their brands, filter them based
on sentiment, and then automatically feed the most positive
ones into their own paid advertising." It is like Hollywood
using critics' comments in movie ads, but much easier,
faster and on a much grander scale.
The question asked but not answered in a comment on the
story, "does the author get compensated for use of his
AOL's digital prophet, David Shing told his
audience at a recent digital conference, "Mobile is the
first screen – not one of you
walked in here with a TV today." He also proclaimed as
reported by Online Media Daily's Steve McLelland, "As a
media currency, ratings are "rubbish." The new currency is "attention." Most writing pros have always known that. . . .
Other good news for journalists is a survey in England that
revealed young people who own a tablet are more likely to
use it to read news.
mac's detroit dispatch
Screening Top Detroit Show Cars
New-Model Surge Speeds 2014 Rollout
An almost unprecedented mid-model-year product surge is
shaping up in 2013, promising to speed up reveals of
2014 models and accelerate leasing ratios to near-record
Maynard "Mac" Gordon
Emerging from the Chicago, Milwaukee and Cleveland auto
shows, the industry is pressing dealers to spur early
returns of offlease vehicles so as to accommodate the
ongoing spike in sales.
It's a tide that U.S. automakers have not experienced
since the downhill bankruptcy and recession years of
What's more, nearly all makes are benefiting from the
surge, leading to a boost in 3-shift production
schedules and boosting new-model rollouts from year-end
to midyear time frames as never before.
Assessing the impact:
Elena Ford, 46, takes charge of a new global-dealer
standards upgrade operation. She's a cousin of executive
chairman Bill Ford and since 2009 has headed Ford's
global marketing operations. Ford dealers, the
industry's longest-running, are facing top-level
mandates to "shape up or ship out."
Ford offers to invest up to $750,000 in facility
renovations-all 3,100 U.S. dealers are eligible to match
funds via Ford Credit, as interest-free loan deal is
More Lincolns will reward compliant Ford dealers as
luxury brand adds body styles and powerplants, goes on
sale in China .
Cadillac and Chevrolet point for segment sales
leadership in markets, nationally. Chevy model count
grows to 13, with 2014-model Impala due in April,
fullsize Silverado in June.
Chrysler once again runs short on factory inventory of
Jeep Wranglers, Grand Cherokees, promises 10 new Fiat
and Alfa Romeo nameplates by 2016, with 4C 2+2 sportster
due at NY auto show this spring.
How will imports respond?
Alfa Romeo-going to top Fiat stores first?
VW-building 3,500 retro yellow-and-black Beetles,
phasing out Golf.
Kia-restyled Forte sedan now on sale, using Hyundai
Elantra platform; dealers urged to expand facilities.
Audi- On target to sell 150,000 units in the U.S. this
year, up 8,000 from 2012.
MINI-115 U.S. dealers told 2013 will bring record sales
of over last year's 66,123 units; adding a plant in the
Netherlands this year.
Acura-Boosting sales 19 percent in U.S. this year as
dealer count hits 265.
Mazda-strong multi-import dealers up sales from loyal
owners for restyled Mazda 6, CX-5.
VW-Clinging to million sales goal in U.S. by 2018-(800K
VW, 200K Audi)
Mitsubishi-A near-miss in U.S. several years ago pledges
comeback as 2014 Outlander
takes off. No pullout a la Suzuki on tap.
Hyundai-U.S. Sales goal boosted to 730,000 this year
despite absence of buyer rebates or stair-step dealer
incentives-owner loyalty program substituted. MPG rating
flub fades as issue, owing to speed in sending owners
BMW-Facility overhauls urged-factory plans to help
dealer profits boosts (where's all the money going?)
Infiniti-Surge in inventory planned for top sellers QX
56, FX by new leader, ex-Audi Chief Johan de Nysschen.
Honda-Honda credit raising leasing share as low
inventory banks refill under dealer pressure.
Jaguar-AWD added to all models, including new $60K
F-Type-roadster choice of 4-cyl/6-cyl engines.
Mercedes-Quarterly conference calls set to ameliorate
dealers, who sold 274K cars in U.S. last year (no
Volvo-Flattening sales tackled as no new or refreshed
cars appear- (only 68,117 sold in U.S. last year)
Subaru-Up to 400K sales on tap this year, including
(100K built in Lafayette, IN). First Subaru hybrid
coming at NY show.
VW-En route to 1M mark in U.S. sales, VW eyes 480K this
year, up 11 percent from 2012. Dealers asked to boost
profit margins from 2.3 percent low.
Nissan-new models on stream, but dealers object to
shipping delays. Coming up: Versa hatchback, Rogue
crossover, fullsize Titan pickup in 2015.
Range Rover- seeks more cars from U.K. Plant, with
prices starting at $88,545. Exec Chris Marchand says
factory still sold out for six months to a year.
Top-priced Autobiography model is $130,995.
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When Road & Track moved to the Midwest and left its California staff
behind, there was little worry about what its outstanding free-lance
photojournalist correspondent John Lamm would do next. His work has
been his passport for three plus decades, earning him assignments
and awards from around the world. Although, photography comes to
mind first when his name is mentioned. John has won both a Ken Purdy
and a Dean Batchelor award for his writing. Sure enough, immediately
after his R&T contract expired John was named West Coast Online
Editor for Car and Driver. How he got to the enviable position of
being more sought after than searching for is lightly recounted in
this month's Autowriter's Spotlight.
Call it a blessing or good luck, but there's an advantage to
figuring out what you want to do for a living when you're too young
to understand the consequences of that decision. For me, choosing to
become an automotive journalist at 15 turned out to be a good idea,
despite adults asking, "Okay, but when are you going to get a real
I'd come to understand I had no desire to go into any occupation
that would pay enough to buy a Ferrari, then read a piece by
Cahier about going to Monza to test some Abarths and thought, "Gee,
what a great way to drive cool cars."
I'm still not ready get a real job...and just yesterday received an
e-mail from a young man asking me how to get into our business. I
can only relate my experiences.
First, of course, comes education, in my case a degree from the
University of Wisconsin, an accomplishment I share with Peter Egan,
Jim Crow and Ken Purdy (his dad wrote On Wisconsin). Must have been
something in the cheese.
Next, experience. Get out and do it. I was fumbling with cameras and
typewriters from the start. Education helps here, but working at it,
making the mistakes matters. I was also lucky to have worked with
some very talented photographers like Bob D'Olivo and the late
Fred Enke, who were wonderful about passing on advice.
Never stop learning. Obviously that applies to the automotive side
of what we do...surface carburetors versus piezoelectric injectors?
But also to the devices we use to get the story across, be it a
laptop, a still digital camera or one of the GoPro video cameras
stuck to every car at every press launch these days. Could Photoshop
please create a GoPro filter that wipes those (literal) suckers off
The mechanical side of what we do has become so easy. Laptops with
automatic spellcheck and Wi-Fi. SD cards versus tape in camcorders.
Going to Le Mans with a pair of 32GB CF cards versus hauling around
40 rolls of Ektachrome. I recall stressing over "pushing" that
film's speed to ISO (then called ASA) 400 at races. A few weeks ago
I was shooting after dark at Daytona at ISO 51,200. Very cool. By
the way, the world has changed so quickly Ektachrome isn't in Word's spellcheck. So it goes.
Easy as it may be, you can still take a crappy photo with a $7,000
Canon EOS-1D X and write junk on MacBook Air. Not doing that is
where the work part comes in...what makes what we do a real job.
It also helps that I've worked with so many terrific people, first
at Motor Trend, then Road & Track and now Car and Driver. To answer
the inevitable question from some of you, I wish Larry Webster and
the new guys at Road & Track all the best. I spent too many years
wearing R&T shirts to want otherwise. Then again, I'm delighted to
be with Eddie Alterman, Erik Johnson and everyone at Car and Driver.
Ironically, when I came back from Vietnam, C and D was my first
choice of where I wanted to work. David E. Brock and their great
art director, Gene Butera, were my heroes. Then-editor Leon Mandel
didn't hire me, so I headed for California. Leon later became a
friend and mentor and we laughed about that first meeting many
At that point, Leon was with Autoweek, which was my first gig when I
was still at the UW, one of their Midwest shooters. And speaking of
shooting, Autoweek almost got me killed in Vietnam...but that's
For the second time in three years NEMPA had to postpone its
Winter Vehicle Test Day due to snow - lots and lots of snow. They held it a week later and will announce the results
down the road.
WAPA's February luncheon meeting hosted Consumer Reports'
announcement of the “top picks” in its annual automotive issue.
This year, instead of adding up the results of an average of
5000 miles of testing, evaluations and owner reports to
determine the top automakers, the magazine reported the top
individual brands in seven product segments: Lexus, Subaru,
Mazda, Toyota, Acura, Honda and Scion. A number of brands were
not included in the testing.
Southeast (and beyond)
For the first time in 64 years the first
Cadillac to wear the name "Coupe de Ville" will make a
public appearance. The site for this historic re-debut
is the 18th annual Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance on March 10, 2013.
It may not yet enjoy the prestige of Pebble Beach but Bill
Warner and crew are doing their best to make the Amelia Island Concours as famous. Here are the headlines of news releases
received in February:
DUCATI NAMED THE "AMELIA'S" 2013 HONOREE
UNIQUE MYSTERY MUSTANG HEADLINES AMELIA'S UNIQUE WWTT* CLASS
THE ONLY ORIGINAL LAMBORGHINI MIURA ROADSTER EVER BUILT COMES
PRINCE HEINRICH BENZ RACERS REUNITED at "THE AMELIA"
EDSEL FORD'S SPEEDSTER STARS at "The AMELIA"
DAN GURNEY JOINS "THE AMELIA'S" FORD GT40 SEMINAR
CADILLAC'S "SIXTEEN" HEADLINES THE AMELIA CONCOURS D'ELEGANCE
CADILLAC CONCEPT CAR CLASS
THE FINAL ALFA-ROMEO ZAGATO STRADALE TZ3 TO DEBUT AT THE AMELIA
ISLAND CONCOURS d'ELEGANCE
BARBADOS Historic Rally Carnival included with the
Southeast events because "We're here to have a good
time." The task at hand: to fit as much partying,
socializing and motorsport enjoyment into fourteen days of RallySprinting, tarmac stage-rallying, cruising, beach parties,
BBQ's, and all of the other activities we've arranged. August 15
to 27. For details check:
MAMA members elected Kirk Bell their President and Bryan Joslin
their Sr. Vice President. Bell can be reached at
The group also set the dates for its Spring Rally as May
Los Angeles' Petersen Automotive Museum's newest exhibit,
Form Without Function, opened Feb. 23. It examines fins and
cars; a design intended to resemble a contemporary jet fighter
or space rocket's tailfin and engine sections. The exhibit, will
feature more than a dozen vehicles ranging from icons like the 1959 Cadillac to the
1937 Delage Aerosport. It runs through Feb.
Moving up the coast to the San Francisco Bay Area, The Blackhawk
Automotive Museum launched a newsletter to spread the word about
"the wonderful cars we showcase along with upcoming events and
activities." The Museum joined with Worth Magazine and
Martin in a February gala celebrating the start of the make's
second century in the car business.
In March Steve Moal of Moal
Coachbuilders will talk about "the fascinating and beautiful
works that are crafted in this San Francisco Bay Area facility."
Contact executive director Tim McGrane to get on the Newsletter list:
or call 925-736-2280 ext 100.
awards and events
Applications for space at 2013 SEMA Show are available at
www.SEMAShow.com/buyabooth. The Show is set for November 5-8, 2013, in
Las Vegas . . .
A 60th Anniversary Gala on Friday, March 1, kicks-off the Petersen
Museum's two-day celebration of the Corvette's 60th Anniversary.
The evening of cocktails, dinner, and live memorabilia auction will
feature iconic speakers, including Kirk Bennion, lead designer of the
Corvette C7 Stingray. Register a Corvette and buy tickets online at
www.corvetteday.org or call (323) 964-6325.
Another gala and
inauguration will be held in the nation's capital on March 12 when WAPA
stages its 24th annual gala. The John Lynker Golden Gear Award will be
presented and new WAPA president Melanie Batenchuk will be inaugurated
at the National Press Club event. . . . Peter Brock was presented the
annual Road Racing Drivers Club's Hill Award for outstanding service to
road racing. Deemed. "A true motorsports Renaissance Man - a designer,
author, team owner and photojournalist," Brock has achieved and
contributed to motorsports in each of those fields. RRDC president Bobby Rahal presented the award to Brock . . . . The RRDC also honored
Collier with the Bobby Akim award given to a driver who best exemplifies
the extraordinary qualities and characteristics that Akin represented,
including a passion for motorsports and automobiles, a high level of
sportsmanship and fair play, and who has contributed to the sport of
|Peter Brock and Bobby
Rahal. Photo credit: Brian Cleary
Volkswagen enthusiasts are offered a "Magical
Mystery Funfest" in the cornfields of central Illinois, courtesy of
Mid-America Motorworks from May 31 through June 2. It is the 15th fun
fest for air-cooled VW fans. Advance registration and more information
are available at www.funfestacvw.com or by calling 800–500-1500.
Meg Weaver's weekly E-newsletter
Wooden Horse Magazine
Media News provides
freelancers an excellent overview
of trends, action and opportunities in the
magazine industry. Not specifically for autowriters but often tips
they, and most freelancers can use. Here are a few from recent issues
that may be of interest:
"For anyone, who writes, there is now a new way to claim credit. I just
found a really good article about ‘Google Authorship' – what it is, why
you need it, and how to set it up, at http://bit.ly/V8qL3G ... an article
everyone should read – everyone, that is, who wants his or her blog to
be found. If you are flailing around for keywords to enhance your Search
Engine Optimization, aka SEO, and it's not second nature, check out this
article at http://bit.ly/122lyPl." And, of course, at her website (www.woodenhorsepub.com)
her own Twelve New Things Writers Must Do Today To Make Money - A
downloadable ebook that includes a customizable template for query
letters that fits every kind of non-fiction article.
inaugural Pinehurst Concours d' Elegance, on Saturday and Sunday May 4-5
will be preceded on Friday, May3, with the "Iron Mike Rally" – a
picturesque road rally along a 35-mile route from the Pinehurst Resort
to Fort Brag, N.C. followed by a parade field show. The rally is named
after the iconic "Iron Mike" statue, located near Fort Bragg
headquarters, that represents all U.S. paratroopers, past, present and
future. For general information, visit:
The CarBuzzard reported that a British motorist was arrested
while attempting sex with his pickup truck. From the few details
available in the "g-rated" blog the act was a straightforward hood
seduction but met England’s definition of perversion and the perp was
jailed. . . . . British motorwriter Mark Hales told Media
Digest that he faces bankruptcy after losing a court case over
damages to a classic Porsche 917 he was driving in a track
session. He said that the gear jumped out causing the damage. The car’s
owner, former Formula One driver David Piper, said the
damages were caused by Hales "over-revving" the engine. The judge agreed
and told Hales, "You bend it, you mend it." At a cost of 103,000£
in repairs and legal fees.
Songwriters and play writers have joined with The Authors Guild
in seeking the right to sue Google in a class action suit. The
groups say a class-action lawsuit is the only realistic means for many
content creators to enforce their copyrights when their works are
digitized without permission. Groups joining in the suit are
Dramatists Guild, National Writers' Union, Romance Writers
of America, Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators,
Songwriters Guild of America, and the Text and Academic
The entry deadline for the 22nd International Automotive Media
Competition has been extended to March 8. Entry forms are on the
website: www.iamc-isvp.org/ . .
. . Car Guy Nation (CGN), the online buying and social community
for avid car enthusiasts, announced today that they have signed
Elkhart Lake's Road America Inc. to an exclusive three-year
Marketing Partner Agreement. The Car Guy Nation Marketing Partner
Program rewards organizations that attract large numbers of car
Television's "Vintage Vehicle Show", hosted and produced by
Lance Lambert, has been picked up by the Tach TV network.
Tach TV's release of the show is initially being broadcast on four
Florida stations and will be available in several additional states by
the end of the year. Over 100 stations currently broadcast the show and
2013 is the 20th anniversary of the "Vintage Vehicle Show". The parent
company, Vintage Vehicle Productions, recently completed
production of the 430th episode.
Zane Binder, a long-time Hearst employee, writes he is "seeking HONEST
new car-testing employment (no PR). Have car will travel." He can be
emailed at: email@example.com or telephoned at: 772-774-8892 . . .
Tim Spell has retired from The Houston Chronicle but continues to write
Motor Matters for The Beaumont Enterprise. Email him:
. . . . For those besides AWCOM who did not know, Paul Brian retired as
Chicago Auto Show communications director after the 2012 event and
Mark Bilek (picture-r) succeeded him at 630-424-6082 and:
firstname.lastname@example.org . .
hop scotched from The Detroit News to AOL Autos to Motor Trend's Detroit
office. He can be reached by phone at 248-345-6626 or emailed:
email@example.com . . . . Jon
Crowley, editor of Crowley OffRoad can be emailed:
firstname.lastname@example.org . .
. . Not a lane change but a name and number change for the Irwindale
Speedway. It is now the Irwindale Event Center, in honor of its expanded
activity offerings, AWCom presumes. New telephone numbers for the venue
and email for the newly titled vice president of communications, Doug
Stokes (picture-l),were announced by the man himself:
Office. 626-358-1100, cell, 626 -391-3772
and doug@irwindaleEventCenter.com . . .
Jacques Gordon, veteran freelance writer/editor In the automotive parts
field, has been named managing editor of the Mobile Air Conditioning
Society's MACS Action™ magazine. . . Peter Brown (picture-r) is retiring from
Automotive News after nearly a quarter of a century at the publication
serving as editor, associate publisher and publisher. Editor Jason Stein
adds publisher to his title.
Glenn F. Campbell
Petersen Automotive Museum: Corvette
Day(s), Los Angeles, CA
WAJ: The Silicon Valley Car, Danville, CA
Geneva Motor Show: Geneva,
Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance
2013 Electric Powertain Technologies Symposium, Inidanapolis, IN
Luncheon, CATA, Chrysler
Luncheon, BMW, New York, NY
Luncheon, Mazda, Nat'l Press Club
Luncheon, Chrysler, Detroit Athletic Club, Detroit, MI
Greater New York International Auto Show:
Media Days, New York, NY
Greater New York International Auto Show:
Public Days, New York, NY
Luncheon, Ford Design Center, Irvine, CA
Luncheon, Steel Market Development Institute,
Luncheon, New York, NY, TBA
SAE 2013 World Congress & Exhibition:
WAJ: Media Days, Monterey, CA
TAWA: Auto Roundup, Ft.
Luncheon, Michelin Design Panel,
MAMA: Spring Rally, Elkhart
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Robb Mahr and Jack Teahen. Two of the greats of the profession.
Praise (deserved or not)
Glenn, thanks for doing a fantastic job with your newsletter.
It's a great way to keep up!
Glenn, so great to receive your newsletter and catch up on news
and old friends. Although I rather abruptly disappeared from the
automotive scene after getting the boot from Entrepreneur
magazine and dithering around with online media, I am now
hovering in the air instead of on the road. I've just finished a
biography of helicopter legend Frank Robinson; a ghosted book
for a retired tycoon, and a crime novel that includes a female
race car driver and a Healy BN1. Regards to everyone out there!
Hi Glenn... great update on many subjects...keep up the good
Correction needed for the 2013 Fiat 500 news item--the 108-mpg
fuel efficiency you mention is for the electric version (mpg
Keep up the great work!
LB (Lindsay Brooke)
How are you? Correction on your Nissan/Infiniti coverage from
Detroit Auto Show.
The Infiniti Q50 sedan is not called the Resonance. The
Resonance is a concept vehicle we showed on the Nissan side
along with the Versa. Can you make a correction on that?
At the bottom of the newsletter where you have all the press
associations listed please make a change under the MPG logo.
Currently you show Laura Burstein as President, Aaron Gold is
the new President beginning in 2013.
Feel free to contact me with any questions.
Business Operations Manager – Motor Press Guild
Fitzgerald Vs. Hemingway
A quote attributed to Hemingway in the last issue awakened a few
literature lovers and, perhaps, by this time, Bartlett's
Familiar Quotations subsequent to the 14th Edition. We checked
it just to be sure it was Fitzgerald and, lo, there it was
- attributed to Hemingway as we wrote it. But, our scholarly
readers make Bartlett's citation confusing at best:
It was his reply to the rich are different than you and me. He
said, yes, they have more money. Its from A Moveable Feast. The
original line is from Gatsby.
Glenn--Thanks for forwarding the newsletter, which I enjoy
reading. However, the quotation you attribute to Hemingway
actually derives from a very famous quotation from F. Scott
Fitzgerald in a short story called "The Rich Boy." The exact
quotation is "Let me tell you about the very rich. They are
different from you and me." People often shorten the quotation
the way you did but attribute it to Fitzgerald.
That's because in his story "The Snows of Kilimanjaro" Hemingway
(Note: there's only one MM in Hemingway) paraphrased Fitzgerald
and then took a crack at him by saying that someone had once
replied to "poor Scott Fitzgerald"... "Yes, they have more
Here's what Hemingway said in his story:
"The rich...were dull and they drank too much, or they played
too much backgammon. They were dull and they were repetitious.
He remembered poor Scott Fitzgerald and his romantic awe of them
and how he had started a story once that began, "The very rich
are different from you and me." And how some one had said to
Scott, Yes, they have more money. But that was not humorous to
Scott. He thought they were a special glamorous race and when he
found they weren't it wrecked him as much as any other thing
that wrecked him."
This jumped out at me in your newsletter because in my youth I
read just about everything written by Fitzgerald and Hemingway
and in journalism school I did a thesis on literary aspects of
Esquire magazine, where the Snows of Kilimanjaro originally
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that's how it is.
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