Wild Ass Rumor Of The Day: TTAC To Debut All-New 2010 Lineup

Edward Niedermeyer
by Edward Niedermeyer
wild ass rumor of the day ttac to debut all new 2010 lineup

It’s been a tumultuous several weeks here at TTAC, as we’ve moved headquarters and lost our managing editor, all while the industry continues to flop about in dramatic fashion. And we’ve been barely keeping up with the latest developments in the world of cars, because behind the scenes we’re preparing to introduce a brand new lineup of contributors to our ongoing quest for automotive truth. We still have a few details to clear up before we make a full announcement, but suffice it to say that I’ve had the exquisite luck to ask some of my favorite automotive writers to join the TTAC team and have them say yes.

One of these fine writers, Jack Baruth, has already started ruffling feathers in true TTAC fashion in his first week in his expanded role here. The other new additions will be officially announced next week, but I’m certain that TTAC fans both new and old will appreciate the diverse, top-notch content that they will bring to our site. Trying to replace the full-time services of a managing editor like Paul Niedermeyer is never easy (especially when he’s your dad), but I couldn’t ask for a better compliment to myself, Bertel, Cammy, Marcello, The Booth Babe, Tal, Martin and the rest of TTAC’s superb staff and freelance writers than the group we’ve been able to assemble.

Unfortunately, there will be a brief break in our content cadence as we prepare to welcome our new team members. Both Bertel and myself are in transit today (I am writing this from the Salt Lake City airport), and I will be busy re-upping TTAC’s review hopper in sunny Southern California until Tuesday. In the meantime, we’ll do everything we can to keep the content flowing, and we assure you that any short-term interruptions will be more than made up for when our new lineup hits its stride. Thanks, as always, for your custom, comments and commitment to supporting the search for automotive truth. Providing you, our faithful readers, with the most consistently high-quality automotive content on the web is our continuing honor, and we appreciate your patience as we work to take TTAC to new heights.

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  • Hiro Hiro on May 23, 2010

    Will we be seeing the likes of the tribal village virgin again after your corporate reshuffle? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/review-2011-mazda2-european-spec/

  • ZoomZoom ZoomZoom on May 23, 2010

    You guys do a great job but I definitely miss RF's dry and wry wit. Look, when you see it, you have to call it, and he definitely did call it, from the grille of the Saabs to the Deathwatches. He especially called it right on the money with the Deathwatches. People are free to think what they want. Yes, it could be a depressing time, but we can handle it. We can handle the truth. We must handle the truth. I started coming here for the truth. I'm still here for the truth. I've seen some truths, but I'm still waiting for the next big Truth (with a capital "T"). The BIG one that nobody wants to think about, let alone talk about. I'll be patient, but I must say, y'all haven't moved the earth yet. Of course, maybe anything you will do will be just anticlimactic after the ballsiness of the Deathwatch series'. By the way, car reviews bore me. Go on, have as many as you want; I'm not trying to say you should have fewer. But they bore me. That's why I don't read the magazines. Why yes I do just look at them for the pictures, and even then, only if the girls have nice legs... Long, meaningless videos bore me. Videos of cars driving. Yawn. Dash-cam videos of cars on tracks, on winding roads, on dirt roads, or even just on dirt. They all bore me. I'd just as soon go for a drive! The pics should explode into LARGER, HIGHER RESOLUTION pics when I click on them. That's how it worked when RF was piloting the ship. On occasion, I use pics as a conversation starter with co-workers and friends. If a pic's resolution is too low for decent print quality (it doesn't have to be superb, just decent will do), then usefulness is limited, and the topic will revolve around basketball or something else just as meaningless and even more boring (to me). Curbside Classics also bores me. Probably because I drove (more like coaxed) my last rust-bucket about 18 years ago, and was soooo happy to buy a new Miata. Once in a blue moon I look at a CC article. The last blue moon was Gus the truck. Respect is due, but no more blue moons for me for awhile. I have an aversion to rust, thank you very much! The site is fine, but I only come by about once a week, not daily like I used to. Sorry, it's probably not your fault. Maybe it's because I bore easily when READING ABOUT cars, and maybe the Deathwatch era took it to a realm above and beyond that of merely READING about cars. I'll keep looking in, and if the pictures aren't too boring and/or the headlines are somewhat interesting, I'll at least read to the jump. And every day, I fervently hope to see that next Truth.

  • Art Vandelay It is a shame, this is the perfect sort of vehicle for EBFlex and Tassos to puff each other's peters in but as it is electric, EBFlex will miss out. Sad
  • Art Vandelay Coming to a rental lot near you. And when it does know there is a good chance EBFlex and Tassos have puffed each other's peters in it!
  • Art Vandelay I doubt there is even room for EBFlex and Tassos to puff each other's peters in that POS
  • Art Vandelay The lack of side windows is a boon for EBFlex and Tassos as nobody can see them puffing each other's peters back there!
  • Art Vandelay They all have sunroofs which is good for EBFlex and Tassos...one can stand and hang out the roof while the other puffs his peter