Friday, September 2, 2016

Coffee Brake: Welcome New Writers

DT E-i-C Vince: Let's face it, you can have the best blog idea in the world, but without regular meaningful content, the idea is worthless.  With that in mind, a while back I put out a call for new writers to help fill these pages with interesting, fun, and well priced classic cars -- and the results were nothing less than phenomenal.  A number of folks rose to the occasion and I'd like to congratulate the folks that made the leap.  Here they are in no particular order:


First up is Matt, who is a Peugeot 405 owner, a real live car nut, a southerner, and a prolific writer. He is also  a self-proclaimed "bottom-feeder of the classic car market, spends half of his time buying cars, half of his time retrieving them, and the remaining third on keeping them on the road."


Next up is Glenn, who has a keen eye for well priced classics, vintage oddballs, and seems to prefer Italian things.  When not receiving complaints of "distracted by cars...again" from his wife, Glenn can be found in the kitchen whipping up exotic cuisine and nourishing nosh.


Cory has been a regular around this website for years, and was a constant source for well priced tips until I convinced him to join the dark side and write stories.  He is trying to finish off his project 1995 Mercedes E36 wagon and figure out what to do with his hoard of rare w124 parts. 


Al has a first name that nobody can actually pronounce, but is love of cheap and interesting domestic cars (along with the occasional BMW or Saab) makes him fit right in around here.  Additionally, Al is an accomplished life long auto enthusiast. This affliction landed him in Detroit for several years working as an engineer in the auto industry. When he is not busy scanning Daily Turismo, Craigslist or one of the other fine car sites for great finds he works as an engineer on baggage tractors, or hones his tolerance for BS by landlording.


Last, but not least, is Adam, who has fantastic taste in European cars and a way with words.  A refugee from the frozen north who loves running and watersports, Adam can be found looking for the next slow car to drive fast when he has access to electronics he hasn't immersed in liquids. He is an analog kid not, a digital man.

Please welcome the new writers, reward them when they get things right, and throw shoes at your computer monitor when they get things wrong.

DT E-i-C Vince.  If you think you have what it takes to write for DailyTurismo, e-mail me at vince@dailyturismo.com.

17 comments:

  1. Welcome kids! Now have fun and be sure to clean up after yourselves.

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  2. Thank you for all your efforts writers!

    Being basically illiterate and dyslexic I am in awe at what you guys can do

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    1. Shhhh don't tell Vince at lest one of his writers is illiterate, possibly illegitimate, and just in it for the beer.
      Thanks for the welcome. (Adam)

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  3. Love the site, keep up the good work all!

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  4. Writing, receiving tips, and having some back-and-forth via comments and emails with readers has been really fun! The DT team of writers and editors is pretty dang strong and I've really enjoyed reading all of the new work, too!

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  5. Yours is the first website I visit every day...

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    1. first, i check the BBC news to see if the world went down the crapper overnight

      then DT to see what kind of late night jibber jabber staggered into the recent comments

      then, these days, fivethirtyeight.com to watch the slow-mo train wreck creep into the station

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    2. Paul,
      That makes me happy to hear!
      -Vince

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  6. Grats to the new staff! Can't wait to see the new posts!

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  7. Matt - are you sitting on the tray of an XE Falcon ute? How did you get that into the US??

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    1. Yessir, it's rolling AFL game with a built 351 Cleveland and about 4 different colored body panels. I found it in Los Angeles on craigslist for dirt cheap, then a friend and I flew out there and drove it 2,400 miles home. It was not uneventful as you may imagine.

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  8. Matt - I have 2 Holdens in the Philly area. Do you know of any other Aussie car owners on the US East Coast?

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    1. No way! I've had 2 VL's, an EA and XE Falcon, and a VJ Valiant! What Holdens do you have?? There are not many of us on the East Coast!

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  9. OMG, a VJ Valiant? I heard of one on the west coast - did you buy it there or from OZ?

    I have a Torana hatch A9X race car replica and the other is a VK Group A. Sadly they both need extensive recommissioning work although the VK is further along at the engine rebuild stage with suspension and electrics now done.

    There is a Torana A9X replica in Georgia. Dont know the owner but have seen the photos and the license plate is genuine. There is also a UC Torana street rod in Los Angeles. BAT has surfaced a few Aussie cars for sale over the last few years.

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  10. Happy to send pics offline if you tell me best way to do it. I would also like to swap notes with you on how you have been sourcing parts since your cars are probably in the same state of gradual repair as mine!

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    1. Wow, a VK here in the US! I bought the VJ Valiant from a rancher in Tasmania last year and road/ferry tripped it up to Melbourne where it shipped out. Yes, please do! Shoot me a note at matt@dailyturismo.com

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    2. Louis, I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship.

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