In many ways, Hooniverse wouldn’t exist had it not been for Jonny Lieberman. His writing and presence at Jalopnik 1.0 opened my eyes to a world of car enthusiasm that went beyond Dana 60 swaps on 4x4s and forums with little happy face guys waving rainbow flags. In essence, he is the thinking automotive omnivore’s writer. Also: an even-handed (ha!) LeMons judge and all around cool dude.
It was the experience at last year’s Targa Trophy in the Genesis coupe (and C63 AMG) that got me thinking it’d be worth it to take a shot at this whole automobloging thing, rather than spend a nearly equal time pontificating in the comments. I’ll readily admit to aping his writing style and copying his WRXagon purchase.
The man whose work we’ve seen at TTAC, Jalopnik, Autofiends, Webrides.tv and Autoblog (and even here!) is headed to Motor Trend for the position of Senior Editor. Yup. Well done, Jonny. Well done.
Regrets, I’ve Had a Few – Autoblog