Michel SimariCar and driver
Long duration Car and driver Editor-in-Chief Tony Quiroga has been named Editor-in-Chief, effective this week, and will lead both our venerable print magazine and our online platform. He is the magazine’s 19th editor since its inception in 1955.
A Car and driver a subscriber since the age of six, Quiroga went from car review to an associate editor position at Car and Driver in 2004 and over the years has held almost every editorial position in print and digital and also helped produce our early efforts on YouTube. Quiroga has edited several special issues and is also an accomplished vehicle tester and reviewer.
Most recently, Quiroga served as director of Cars, where he led the editors and publishers that produce the print magazine and online reviews. He is also Lightning Lap’s longest-serving test driver, having driven the Grand Course at Virginia International Raceway more than 2,000 times in 12 years.
Quiroga was named to the position by Hearst Magazines President Debi Chirichella and Hearst Autos President and Chief Revenue Officer Nick Matarazzo. Chirichella said in a statement: “Tony has an encyclopedic knowledge of all things automotive, as well as impressive driving skills on the track, evaluating everything from sedans to supercars. His leadership, passion for the subject and his deep connection with the Car and driver audience will allow him to build on the solid foundation of this beloved brand and take it into its next phase.” Matarazzo described Quiroga as “a brilliant full-scale automotive evangelist.”
He succeeds Sharon Silke Carty, who has moved into the newly created role of Director of Content Strategy and Audience Development for Hearst Autos Media Brands (Autoweek, car and driver, and Road & Track). Carty will collaborate with the publishers of these publications on audience development and digital content strategy across video, podcasts, newsletters, SEO and research.
“Growing up, I read every issue of Car and driver from one end to the other, sometimes three times or more. It’s where I’ve wanted to work since I could read,” Quiroga said. I’ve worked with some legendary people in our industry, and I look forward to putting those lessons into practice to make Car and driver the most entertaining and intelligent source of automotive knowledge.”
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