Daily Podcast: TTAC and Brock Yates Part Company

Robert Farago
by Robert Farago
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After three columns, The Truth About Cars and former Car and Driver columnist Brock Yates have decided to call it a day. I emerge from our agreement with my respect for Mr. Yates' enormous talent, insight, charm and perspicacity intact. Brock's reputation is, was and will be well-deserved. TTAC hopes that he finds a suitable electronic forum for his work soon, so that his many fans can continue to enjoy his wit and wisdom. It's been an honor.

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  • David C. Holzman David C. Holzman on Feb 22, 2008

    Jonny Lieberman Neither of my parents did it. Nor my aunt. I doubt that any of their friends did it. None of my college-teaching friends have done it, either. There was one prof where my parents taught who, I learned from a former student there who later became a girlfriend did quite a bit of this. She was appalled by it. He apparently didn't seem to try very hard to hide it, either. And he was not exactly a young stud, or even an old stud. He was probably mid-60s when she was there. Maybe that was his cover.

  • Alex L. Dykes Alex L. Dykes on Feb 22, 2008

    Mini Clubman: Even worse with the suicide door is that despite the veil of being British, the door is not swapped over to the other side with RHD models. If I was on the other side of the pond, I might feel a bit slighted.

  • Johnster Johnster on Feb 22, 2008

    Brock Yates. A great writer who had his time in the sun and, sadly, that time has passed. Increasingly, he comes off as just another crabby old man, sort-of-like Andy Rooney. Brock Yates. Let us place laurels on his head and lead him gently to the gate.

  • Jerseydevil Jerseydevil on Feb 24, 2008

    ya that was fast - i was not familiar with his work, but from what i read here, i suspect that he was not particularly happy with the immediate and not always flattering feedback that this forum provides. C&D, like all paper magazines, is more of a bully pulpit- this is more of a soap box. Different venues, different styles. Oh well, we got lieberman back, in my book he's worth a few yateses.