In the latest issue of Car and Driver, editor-at-large and former professional racer Patrick Bedard has penned his swan song, announcing his departure from the print magazine that he has called home for the last four decades. Without indicating what his next move will be – either retirement or moving to some other outlet, perhaps, Bedard looks both back and ahead at the industry and his involvement.
Bedard's departure may come as a bit of a shock to the system of longtime C&D readers, many of whom appreciated Bedard's singular ability to boil down complex issues and cut through the spin. Perhaps he's taken time off to write a book or relax, as no slings and arrows have been thrown that we're aware of. For now, we'll just assume that Pat's going to kick back and take more spins in that classic Mopar he's got. After all, Arizona is a retirement spot.

Either way, the pages of C&D will never be the same, and those who have become accustomed to the idea that there will always be a Bedard piece in Car and Driver are going to feel a gaping hole in the book. Let us know what you're up to, Pat.

[Source: Car and Driver]

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