About Car And Driver Magazine
This publication has a wide circulation of more than 1.31 million. The magazine was first called Sports Cars Illustrated and it was renamed Car and Driver in 1961. In 2005, the publication celebrated its 50th anniversary.
It is a sister publication to Road and Track Magazine. Over the years the publication has included a variety of well known contributors including Bruce McCall, Dick Smothers, Jean Shepherd, Brock Yates and PJ O’Rourke.
The magazine gives out an award called the John Lingenfelter Memorial Trophy on an annual basis which is presented at the Car and Driver Supercar Challenge. Also on an annual basis, Car and Driver Magazine names the ten best cars of the year. The magazine is known for having very stringent and rigorous testing processes for new cars.
The editorial staff pulls no punches and when they think something is wrong with a car they say it. Examples of this are the reviews of the 1999 SVT Mustang Cobra and the 2001 Mazda Miata which in tests run by the magazine proved that the performance claims made by the manufacturers were wrong.