After nearly ten years as Editor-in-Chief of Autoblog, today is my last day. In that time, I built this site by writing 5,961 posts, attending dozens of auto shows, driving countless cars and leading the greatest team of people who will forever be my friends. But I have decided that now is my time to move on and leave the site's exciting future in the capable hands of friends and colleagues I leave behind.
For the first time, the Internet Car and Truck of the year organization presented Mazda and Chevrolet with a number of well-earned awards at the Chicago Auto Show. Mazda won with its freshly updated 2010 Mazda3 in the car category, beating out such worthy candidates as the Ford Fusion Hybrid and the Shelby GT500.
For those who missed the announcement, yours truly appeared on the weekly Detroit insider TV show, Autoline Detroit with John McElroy, this past Sunday. The show aired in the early morning yesterday, so if you missed it or your TiVo's on the fritz, we've got it right here for you (it's after the jump). The topic of the show was "The New Journalism", i.e. blogging, and how it's affected the automotive industry. The panel included myself, Scott Burgess from The Detroit News and Ed Garsten from Chr