By on October 20, 2017

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As you’ve no doubt already seen, Tim Cain is leaving us to pursue another opportunity. We wish him well, but as punishment, he owes us Timbits from Tim Hortons. Lots of Timbits. Like, caseloads.

Confectionery jokes that I have already run into the ground aside, what does this mean for the site? If you love Tim’s sales analysis, it will still be a part of TTAC – just less often. He will still post for us a few times a month on a part-time basis.

Contributor Matt Guy will be posting more for us going forward, and Corey Lewis and Matt Posky will be a bit more in the mix than they already are. I, too, will be posting more often. The rest of our content mix will stay the same as it has been. So keep your eyes peeled for the usual features (QOTD, Ace of Base, et cetera) at the usual days and times.

Does this mean there is a full-time opening at TTAC? Not right now, no. If something does open up in the future, we’ll be sure to let you know. We may, however, run freelance pieces from time to time, so don’t fret if you see new bylines. We’re also open to pitches, of course.

We’re sad to see Tim go, and happy that the two Matts and Corey will be a larger part of our content mix. And Tim isn’t fully gone – he’s promised to keep us entertained in Slack by regaling us with tales of island life and culinary oddities.

Carry on with your days, you rascals.

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20 Comments on “Housekeeping: In Which Tim Cain Owes Us Timbits...”


  • avatar
    Heino

    Is this turnover normal in the auto journalism business? I’ll take the Timbits, but I did get scolded at the drive through when I ordered my coffee black and not the double double, I was holding up the line. Polite Canadians indeed.

  • avatar
    Tim Healey

    Turnover is common in any form of journalism. That said, Tim was presented with a great opportunity in another field and chose to pursue it, much to our chagrin. We’ll miss him, but he’ll be posting a few times a month so we won’t have to miss him too much.

  • avatar
    SCE to AUX

    Thanks for the notice. Steady as she goes.

  • avatar
    brettc

    We just got a brand new Krispy Kreme in the town that I work in. I would prefer a Tim Horton’s Dutchie or Cruller any day though.

    • 0 avatar
      eyeofthetiger

      You have got to be kidding. Have you even had a fresh Krispy Kreme yet?

      • 0 avatar
        TCragg

        brettc might be a closet Canadian living undercover in ‘Merica. Most of the Krispy Kremes in Canada went out of business within a few years of launching. Seems Canadians do not appreciate the KK phenomenon. As a recovering donut-eater, I used to drive to the KK in Mississauga (from Cambridge) just to grab a dozen, then eat most of them.

      • 0 avatar
        brettc

        I have, and they’re gross in my opinion. We have a place close to our house called the Holy Donut (potato flour donuts). Those things are actually worth standing in line for. KK, not so much.

        • 0 avatar
          jimble

          The Holy Donut is truly the Holy Grail of donuts.

        • 0 avatar

          @ brettc: I would agree. KK is better than a poke in the eye with a sharp stick, but there’s better. Is Holy Donut a local mom and pop? We used to have a place called Spudnuts which served potato flour donuts and man were they worth standing in line for. That type of donut beats them all in my book. New local phenom is Hurtz Donuts. They sell (un)usual tricked out donuts with tasty varieties. The Homer looks just like the one on the Simpsons, German chocolate, Cosmic donut (Little Debbie brownie clone), etc. Larger than your average donut and the cost reflects it. They always have a 20 to 30 minute line in the morning.

      • 0 avatar
        Lorenzo

        KK might be a South and east coast thing. There was a KK in San Diego, right next to the sports arena, on a busy street. It opened to great fanfare. It’s now a Chick Fil-A. Different regions have different tastes.

  • avatar
    Maymar

    Timbits are sort of underwhelming, and invariably, people just order the mixed box, and you’re perpetually stuck with like 5 Timbits of some kind no one wants. Go full doughnuts (although even then, ubiquity is most of what they have going for them).

  • avatar
    Adam Tonge

    THERE CAN ONLY BE ONE TIM

  • avatar

    Oh sweet, we’re still getting Ace of Base articles. I enjoy reading those as well.

  • avatar
    mike978

    Good news. As long as he takes with him the breathless “mid size sedans are dead” hyperbole.

    • 0 avatar
      JohnTaurus

      I don’t recall him ever saying they are “dead”, in fact he makes a point of saying they’re not going away, just that their market share is steadily declining. But, don’t let that stop your hyperbole.

      • 0 avatar
        mike978

        I could never Trump his, but thanks for trying. He is actively waiting for the Legacy, 6, Passat and others to leave the US market. He will have a long wait.

        • 0 avatar
          JohnTaurus

          And where has he said that exactly? More of your hyperbole. He has only said that bit players will continue to lose market share. And they have.

          You can keep on putting words in his mouth if it makes you feel more justified in your complaining, but that’s all it’ll be: your words, not his. You’ve went from him saying all midsize cars are dead, to a few will be dying. Keep back peddling until you get it right.

  • avatar
    JohnTaurus

    “Timbits” sounds like a good name for a series of editorials from Tim. Lol

  • avatar
    Pig_Iron

    Wishing Tim the very best. I really enjoyed his articles. Bon voyage.
    :-)

  • avatar
    mikey

    What !…No more photos from beautiful Spud Island ?

    Best of luck Tim

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