There’s an opening sequence in an episode of Mad Men where an intrepid reporter asks the show’s leading man: Who is Don Draper? Millions watched and wanted to know more. I’m sure far fewer wonder about the inner workings of Greg Migliore. Sometimes, I’m not even sure what’s going on in there, myself. But, if you’re curious, here’s the basics. I’m a journalist by training who also happens to love cars. Thus, Automobile Magazine is a heck of a cool gig for me. It’s let me do some incredibly interesting things, and then share them with you, the reader. It’s lot of responsibility, and it’s a ton of fun.
Let’s see. In former lives I’ve been the news guy at Autoweek, covered real estate for a long-gone Ann Arbor business publication, and walked the cops, courts, and city government beat for a suburban paper in Michigan. I’ve also done free-lance sportswriting for The Detroit News and Associated Press, and … OK, you don’t care about any of that. If you’re still reading, you probably want to know what makes this job such a good deal. Hmm, since starting in car magazines I’ve gone off-roading on the Rubicon Trail, driven some of the newest and coolest Ferraris and Bentleys on earth, got a speeding ticket in a 1969 Alfa Romeo blasting through what seemed like a vacant row of warehouses near Detroit, and once I took a Jaguar to a Journey concert just well, because. Oh, and I’ve done hot laps with Sebastian Vettel. That was uh, pretty cool.
Basically, I try to take all of these experiences, and distill them into something you might actually want to read. I guess I still am a journalist by training, who loves cars.