Sometimes life is like Monopoly. When you start getting ahead, you roll the dice, and wham! you get sent back to the start line. Do not pass go. Do not collect $200.
But, luckily for us, we don’t believe in bad luck; there’s always a reason if you can dig down deep enough to find the real reason for failure, or a reason to stay out of jail. That’s also why we keep forging ahead in whatever we do—whether it be work, racing, wrenching, or even relaxing. When I was appointed Director of the Four Wheeler Network, my first thought was holy cow what a bunch of extra work! But I quickly remembered that it’s also a unique opportunity to craft each brand into what the readers want. Sure, you won’t please everyone, but on the whole we have a great chance here at Dirt Sports + Off-Road to keep what works—and modify what doesn’t. After four months at the helm, I’ve found the right guys to lead the ship into the next phase of dirt coverage in all its forms, which we think you will all appreciate.
To that end we have a new editor coming on board—Matt Emery. Matt has a long history in racing and writing, going back to the original days when Dirt Sports first came into being and he was the senior editor. He’s been racing off-road even longer than that, and also brings years of experience from being the editor of Classic Trucks, 4x4 Builder, and Drive! magazines. He also comes with a deep-rooted love of video and web sense, so our presence online should be greatly enhanced—who knows where that could lead the brand!
Of course, I won’t quietly fade away; but I will be out more in my jeep cruising the dunes. Matt and his crew will still have me around just enough so that I can enjoy what Dirt Sports + Off-Road is all about. Check out our Down Under race coverage this month, I may have to go check out that sort of stuff myself, of course. It’s a new start here at the brand, so hang on and keep reading and watching—you will enjoy it!