Issues: 12 issues/12 months
Founded by former Car and Driver editor in chief David E. Davis Jr., Automobile doesn't attempt to dodge its kinship to that leading consumer automobile monthly: apart from Davis, who's since stepped aside to pen a regular column and occasional features, the younger magazine showcases features, road tests, essays, and news from a staff noteworthy for being C/D alumni and contributors. Jean (Lindamood) Jennings, one of the first women to carve out notoriety as an automotive journalist, now brings her own brash, high-spirited stamp as editor in chief while wisely letting her pedigreed scribes strut their stuff. Automobile thus proves to be as authoritative and well written as its somewhat better-known progenitor.
This magazine is edited for automotive enthusiasts interested in the impact the automotive world has had. Its focus ranges from cars and machines to road tests and road trips. It also includes reviews of new vehicles, tips for vintage car collectors and information about auto sports and the automobile business.