Thank You For Making TTAC Possible!
Gratitude doesn’t always come easy for a bunch of opinionated car-mudgeons (just ask our pals in the PR business) but today we all have plenty to be thankful for. As Editor-in-Chief of this fine site, I am eternally indebted to TTAC’s immensely talented writers, our faithful fans, and our dedicated owners. I feel incredibly lucky to have what I believe to be the best team of auto writers in the world backing me up each day, overcoming the challenges, sacrifices and personality clashes that are our daily bread and putting out the finest car-related content to be found anywhere. Our owners at VerticalScope are owed a special thanks as well, for paying the bills while allowing us to work in complete freedom. And of course, without you, our faithful readers and commenters, none of this would be possible (or necessary). Your faithfulness to this site, your dedication to the truth, and your occasional ad clicks allow TTAC to persist, keeping our talented writers working at continually improving their craft.
So thank you to everyone who makes TTAC what it is…. without your dedicated support, TTAC might not have survived to see this day. And please believe that your trust and time has earned more than a mere post of thanks: I will carry this sense of gratitude with me every day as inspiration to make TTAC the very best site it can possibly be.
Yours in Kaizen,
Edward Niedermeyer, Editor-in-Chief of TTAC
I have thoroughly enjoyed TTAC and hope to keep doing so through 2011 and forward. EN, PN, BS, JB, SM, SL, and MK (Welcome MM!) have made it a fun, informative site where, as Amendment X put it, a sense of community exists. RF was a brilliant writer but was too caustic and too angry for my tastes, too inclined to stick with his one pet theme for TTAC, "I'm angry at GM". I love Curbside Classics! Well thank you TTAC and keep up the wonderful work.
Stay off my dirt.
I came across TTAC about six months ago and have stayed because of the writing. Decades ago I read Outdoor Life because of Jack O' Connor. (That dates me. Anybody else remember Jack O'Connor?) Bought Car And Driver because of Brock Yates. Peter Eagan drew me to Road & Track. The writing in TTAC is fantastic. I shall stay. I might also say I find the comments of the readers usually very interesting. Speaks highly of the TTAC readership. .
I'm happy that TTAC is growing. The combination of actual automotive journalism, combined with regular Baruth and Martin contributions, is just awesome. Thank you guys for doing the only articles and reviews of cars that actually dig into what the vehicles are all about, and for not sticking with the candy PR line. And thanks to the TTAC commentators for generating some of the better comment threads online. Most of the time, it's depressing just to click through to the comment threads on certain other automotive sites (J and A). The comments here usually have genuine insight without the prepubescent tantrums.