David E. Davis, Jr.

Legendary automotive journalist David E. Davis, Jr. passed away earlier this week at the age of 80. Davis (known to his countless friends and colleagues simply as "David E.") was a prolific writer, with published bits of wit and wisdom dating back over fifty years.

David E. spent a lengthy tenure atop the masthead of Car and Driver, and the magazine has put together a collection of his most memorable pieces published in the 1960s, '70s and '80s. Davis had a passion for driving "great cars on great roads," and stories like his April, 1968 C/D review of the BMW 2002 showcase his influence. In writing about the 2002, Davis brought BMW front and center within the mind of the American automotive enthusiast.

A total of nine stories are offered in C/D's collection, available as either text or downloadable magazine-layout PDFs. Head over to Car and Driver's website to read the lot.

[Source: Car and Driver | Image: Winding Road]