Housekeeping: Our Resident Datsun Man Moves On

Tim Healey
by Tim Healey

Hey all, I just wanted to post a quick note of thanks and fare thee well to our favorite Datsun/Nissan Z aficionado -- Chris Tonn.

Chris has accepted a position with another outlet and thus has to focus his time and efforts over there. We're saddened to see him go.

This also means that we now have no Miata owners on staff, as far as I can tell.

Chris wrote many a solid review for us and was a big part of our rebooted podcast in recent weeks. He also wrote our Super Bowl commercial live(ish) blog each year. We wish him well in his new endeavor.

If you're wondering if this means we're hiring -- the short answer is no. The second part of that is we always listen to freelance pitches.

As for our content mix and editorial strategy, well, Chris's departure doesn't change much -- though we will have to figure out what to do with the Super Bowl ad blog next year. We're always tweaking in subtle ways to bring you the best content, and you may see minor changes or new contributor bylines here and there, but for the most part the site should remain familiar to you.

Thanks for reading and listening.

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Tim Healey
Tim Healey

Tim Healey grew up around the auto-parts business and has always had a love for cars — his parents joke his first word was “‘Vette”. Despite this, he wanted to pursue a career in sports writing but he ended up falling semi-accidentally into the automotive-journalism industry, first at Consumer Guide Automotive and later at He also worked as an industry analyst at Mintel Group and freelanced for, CarFax,, High Gear Media, Torque News,,, among others, and of course Vertical Scope sites such as,, and He’s an urbanite and as such, doesn’t need a daily driver, but if he had one, it would be compact, sporty, and have a manual transmission.

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