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I’m Proud Of The Past And Excited For The Future - The 11th Hour Editorial

(but the present is a little crazy at the moment)

Sep 7, 2014
Housekeeping. Ever wonder why all that stuff you have to talk about at the beginning of a meeting is referred to as “housekeeping”? I know why. It’s because just like cleaning your house, it’s the not-very-much-fun-but-definitely-necessary stuff you have to do before you can get out and enjoy yourself by doing the things you actually want to do. Good, bad, or indifferent, there have been a lot of changes here at the magazine and at the parent company, so I’m going to attempt to run through them all right here and now so all of my future editorials can be devoted to fun stuff. Deal?
Source Interlink Is No More

Our company has morphed. New CEO, new management, new structure. Truckin magazine is now a subsidiary of TEN: The Enthusiast Network -- with the tagline “Powered by Passions.” The change is a positive one and will help ensure a long future for the World’s Leading Truck Publication. What the hell did Source Interlink mean, anyway?

Personnel

Starting at the top, we have a new General Manager for our group, The Truck Trend Network. Steve VonSeggern was a sales guy back in 2001 when I started working here and has been a publisher at the company for many years. He’s the guy to talk to if you want to advertise on these here pages and is pretty cool to boot. Sean Holman is our new Group Content Director. He, like me, started his career right here at Truckin back in the early 2000s. Also like me, he has some pretty good stories about those days, some of which should never be written down. He’s the guy to talk to if you want to tell someone about what a great job I’m doing.

Dan, Max, and Patrick

Since Dan Ward is not the person writing this column, you probably know he has left the building. He’s back on the Georgia coast and working on a new business venture that just may have something to do with trucks. Since he started at Truckin about the time I moved over to Classic Trucks and left just as I was coming back, I’m going to have to give him a sincere thank you for carrying the torch as long as he did. Just like Patrick did a few months ago, Max is moving on from Truckin. Both have new jobs right here in SoCal in the automotive aftermarket. I would say all of these guys will be missed, but as you can tell by this issue, they will all continue on as regular contributors on these pages.

Mike A. and Johnny O.

Beginning this month with a killer cover feature, you will start seeing regular contributions from a couple of knuckleheads I have known for many years. You might remember Mike Alexander as the editor of Mini Truckin’ for a number of years. Even though he’s currently working on a Camaro, I’m still going to welcome him back to the book. And what truck magazine hasn’t John O’Neill worked with? This one -- but that’s about to change.

Now It’s Your Turn!

That’s right, if you read this far down, then I want to hear from you! I want to know what you think Truckin is doing right, what it’s doing wrong, or what it’s missing altogether! What is your favorite part of the book? What part do you always skip? What do you remember from the old days at Truckin that you wish we would bring back? Is there stuff we should just be putting on our website and not in the book? See that email below? It’ll be there every month just for you. Just like our new CEO said the other day, we would be long gone if it wasn’t for our passionate enthusiasts. So let me know what you’re passionate about.

We don’t just put this at the bottom of the page for fun! I want to hear from you! Please send any questions, comments, or story ideas to editor@truckin.com.

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