Since I began my career as a magazine editor back in 1993, my times spent on various titles seem to have evolved in five-year increments; with four titles, the math is simple. In layman's terms, my editorship here at R&C has come to an end.
Just shy of the half-decade mark, it's been one helluva run behind the wheel of R&C. Having the pleasure of commandeering the helm through its 60th anniversary alone was an honor. But to cap my career off with this position is without a doubt the highlight of that entire run.
As a grunt working under Tom Vogele on STREET RODDER, an older grunt alongside Jerry Weesner on Custom Rodder, to semi-matured calling the shots at CLASSIC TRUCKS with Brian Brennan looking over my shoulder, winding up on Rod & Custom was indeed the ultimate achievement. I couldn't have culminated my tenure with a better magazine, a better staff, or a better hobby in which to report to. It's been a crazy ride, but I'm sure glad to have been behind the wheel of some great magazines, most importantly R&C.
Short and sweet, thank you to all the loyal readers, young and old, who've stuck around, put up with my wit, and helped keep R&C on the newsstands and in the mailboxes far and wide. Print media's on shaky ground, has been for some time, but you guys make the difference between existence and digital crossover; keep up your continued support.
I leave the reins in the hands of my sidekick, Kev Elliott. Best of luck to him, my good ol' buddy Aaron Kahan, and the rest of the R&C staff. And thanks to my understanding and patient managing editor, Sarah, for allowing my creative juices to brew slowly (i.e. past deadline!), especially now.
See you all down the road.