Archive for the ‘Drive!’n To Distraction’ Category

More on the Wide, Wide World of Web

Wednesday, February 10th, 2010

DRIVE-Editorial_tempThe second half of our version of “Where’s Waldo,” the Distribution Guide for Drive! magazine, appears in this issue. It provides the names and addresses of shops that carry Drive!, to make it easy for you to locate copies. The first half of the California listings appeared in the January 2010 issue. We were going to also publish the locations of all the other shops outside of California in a third installment, but since we have loaded the entire list to our www.Driveonline.com (http://www NULL.Driveonline NULL.com) website, we figure could use more space in the printed version for more stories with which to entertain you.

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You Asked For It …

Friday, January 8th, 2010

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Have you heard the saying, “I never get lost because everyone always tells me where to go”? Well, we’re going to go one better for you than that; we’re going to tell you where you can find Drive! magazine. In this January issue and following up in the February issue, we are going to list every outlet where you can find Drive! With over 4,000 places, it should be easy to find a location near to your house. This month, we are going to publish the majority of the list for California. Next month, we’ll finish up the Golden State and include Arizona, Oregon, Washington and anyone else we couldn’t get in this month.

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Driveonline.com: Part Deux

Monday, November 30th, 2009

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Stop me if you heard this one before: By the time you are reading this, the new Driveonline.com website should be up and running.

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Unclear on the Concept

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2009

DRIVE-Editorial_thumbA few months ago, I began my column claiming that I don’t really like to get “political,” and then proceeded by jumping all over the Big Three American auto manufacturers, and big businesses in general, for being shortsighted. At the time, I would call out the American public for its actions only on occasion. This month, that changes.

And The Answer Is…

Thursday, September 24th, 2009

DRIVE-Editorial_tempAs an editor, I get asked three questions more than any others: 1.) How did I get my job? 2.) Is it really as fun as it appears to be?

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A Tangled Web

Wednesday, August 12th, 2009

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By the time you read this, my first issue of Drive will have been on the stands for a month. While we, of course, hope that you liked it, know that we are still in the tuning process, call it the ‘carburetion day’ stage of transforming Drive Magazine into what we here at the Beckett Automotive Group see it as it can be.

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The Flag Is Up

Wednesday, August 12th, 2009

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As we enter the last week of production for this issue, my first issue of Drive has been on the stands for a few weeks, and to date the reviews have been overwhelmingly positive. It seems that you readers like the changes that we have made and the general direction that we think Drive should be going in. I personally feel that it wasn’t bad for a first effort and some of the things that we were working to improve really came to fruition in the second issue (such as a full 6-pages of show listings). That doesn’t mean that there isn’t other things that we would like to do. We have many ideas for future issues and stories that we feel are perfectly suited for Drive Magazine.

 

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Under New Management

Wednesday, August 12th, 2009

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Hello, my name is Matt Emery, and I am the new Editor of Drive! Magazine. I am not only an enthusiast of all things motorized, I also majored in photojournalism, though I consider myself a photographer who can write. Some of you out there may have heard my name before, but for the rest of you I will give you a quick backstory on me and my automotive publishing history.

Unclear on the Concept

Tuesday, August 11th, 2009

DRIVE-Editorial_thumbA few months ago, I began my column claiming that I don’t really like to get ‘political’, and then proceeded by jumping all over the Big Three American auto manufacturers, and big businesses in general, for being shortsighted. At the time, I would call out the American public for its actions only on occasion. This month, that changes.

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Black Monday

Thursday, August 6th, 2009

DRIVE-Editorial_tempThe inconceivable, though some say inevitable, happened today: GM declared bankruptcy.