TWO NEW ONLINE MAGAZINES FROM THE PUBLISHER OF DRO
Jeff Burk, editor and publisher of DragRacingOnline.com, has announced the launch of two online magazines later this year.
"With DragRacingOnline.com reaching upwards of 300,000 unique visitors each month, we know that there is great potential for online magazines," Burk explained. "Our magazines will allow advertisers to reach their customers who are more and more turning to the Internet for information. Our readers are happy with our independent views and unbiased information, and we will continue that commitment to them with our new publications."
MaxChevy.com will make its debut on July 14, 2006, with Terry Cole as editor. MaxChevy.com will cover all things Chevrolet, including drag racing, NASCAR racing,
Cole began his career with NHRA's National Dragster. For the past 14 years he was editor of Super Chevy magazine, bringing considerable Chevy expertise to the new publication.
MoparMax.com, under the direction of editor Mike Bumbeck, will make its appearance on Aug. 1, 2006. The online magazine will bring the dedicated Mopar fans one place to get a wide variety of information about Chrysler, Plymouth and Dodge vehicles. The monthly magazine will cover trucks, NASCAR racing, drag racing, car shows and restoration. Car tests, tech articles, interviews, and columnists will also be a part of the content, along with regular news and photo updates.
Bumbeck, who is currently nostalgia editor for DragRacingOnline.com, brings many years of writing, photography, Mopar and Internet experience to his new position.
"A talented group of veteran journalists became available at the same time I had been thinking of expanding the number of online magazines we produce," said Burk. "It just feels as though it is meant to happen now. We're very lucky to have some of the best in the business coming on board."
In addition to Cole and Bumbeck, veteran automotive journalists Glen Grissom and Ro McGonegal will join the expanding company, contributing to all three magazines.
Grissom has 25 years experience writing for print magazines including Stock Car Racing. He was editor of Circle Track magazine. He also has considerable experience writing and producing Internet content, beginning as managing editor of motorsports for TNN and most recently as Internet manager for RTM Productions. He will specialize in writing tech articles.
McGonegal has been writing about cars for over 35 years, during which time he has been editor of Car Craft, Hot Rod and Chevy High Performance magazines. He also contributed to Super Stock & Drag Illustrated, Motor Trend and produced several "one shot" magazines for Petersen Publishing. He will contribute to all three magazines in a variety of ways.
"We are all journalists who have been in the business for a long time," Burk said. "This is an opportunity for us to write the stories that need to be told and to give our readers the most useful and most honest information we can."
Burk adds that all three magazines are looking for freelance writers and photographers, so dust up your resumes and send to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org . [5-5-2006]