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David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
2/22/24 11:37 a.m.
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The GRM family goes way, way back with Randy Pobst, with his Volkswagen Golf appearing on one of our first covers–the July 1985 issue. We’ve collaborated on much editorial in the decades since, from tire tests to driving tips.

Look for more from Randy Pobst on the pages of GRM this year.

Randy knows our world inside and out.

He …

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rdcyclist
rdcyclist GRM+ Memberand HalfDork
2/22/24 11:46 a.m.

Yay! Welcome to the asylum, Randy! His enthusiasm for everything motorsport is unmatched!

Colin Wood
Colin Wood Associate Editor
2/22/24 11:52 a.m.

In reply to rdcyclist :

For real. I don't think there's anything Randy can't drive well.

I'm looking forward to seeing more rad stuff from him.

BA5
BA5 GRM+ Memberand HalfDork
2/22/24 12:11 p.m.

I know I'm one of the few people that actually read it, but I just read his farewell column in the last (I guess it's going to be LAST last) issue of Sports Car.

I guess this answers the question of "what he was going to do next".

Mustang50
Mustang50 Reader
2/22/24 12:15 p.m.

I'm also one of the few that read his last column in Sports Car.  Looking forward to his future contributions.  Glad my last post about Randy didn't do him any harm!

Slippery
Slippery GRM+ Memberand PowerDork
2/22/24 12:18 p.m.

Everybody loves Randy!

 

CyberEric
CyberEric SuperDork
2/22/24 12:24 p.m.

Great news! Love Randy's content!!!

Maybe he could do some videos for GRM too?

Appleseed
Appleseed MegaDork
2/22/24 12:51 p.m.

YISS! It was inevitable.

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
2/22/24 1:04 p.m.

And a little something from the archives, and very much looking to do more with Randy. I want to say that we met at an autocross–either a Divisional or National Tour–in 1992.

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
2/22/24 1:08 p.m.

Oh, and why no GRM stickers on the above photo? Because back then we were still called Auto-X magazine. 

Who can name all the people in that shot?

rdcyclist
rdcyclist GRM+ Memberand HalfDork
2/22/24 1:18 p.m.

Randy's column in Sports Car from a coupla years back decrying the "Rubbin' is Racin'" attitude when Logano essentially crashed someone, I don't remember who, out to win the Nascar Champeenship. It should be required reading for anybody taking part in wheel to wheel motorsports.

rdcyclist
rdcyclist GRM+ Memberand HalfDork
2/22/24 1:19 p.m.

In reply to David S. Wallens :

I cannot name anybody other than Randy but, Look at all that Hair!

Andy Hollis
Andy Hollis
2/22/24 1:24 p.m.

Yay old guys!!!

markchiles
markchiles
2/22/24 1:46 p.m.

In reply to David S. Wallens :

Wow...  

From Left to Right: Rob DeBardeleben, Randy Pobst, Mike Kojima, Mark Chiles

markchiles
markchiles New Reader
2/22/24 1:48 p.m.

In reply to David S. Wallens :

Wow!!

From Left to Right:  Rob DeBardeleben, Randy Pobst, Mike Kojima, Mark Chiles.

Did I get it right?  What did I win?

Floating Doc (Forum Supporter)
Floating Doc (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand UltimaDork
2/22/24 1:49 p.m.

This is great news!

AndyHess
AndyHess New Reader
2/22/24 2:05 p.m.

Wow.  This is terrific news.  Randy  Pobst is one of my favorite race drivers and absolutely one of my favorite motorsport's writers.  Cool.

Hoondavan
Hoondavan Dork
2/22/24 2:05 p.m.

Randy is a national treasure, I'm glad to hear he'll be writing here.  Good stuff. 

 

Marjorie Suddard
Marjorie Suddard General Manager
2/22/24 2:10 p.m.
markchiles said:

In reply to David S. Wallens :

Wow!!

From Left to Right:  Rob DeBardeleben, Randy Pobst, Mike Kojima, Mark Chiles.

Did I get it right?  What did I win?

Yes, and, uh, bragging rights?

markchiles
markchiles New Reader
2/22/24 2:18 p.m.

I'll take it.  Thanks.

fidelity101
fidelity101 UberDork
2/22/24 2:28 p.m.

heck yeah! I love his content and the breath of racing he has under his belt is prime for great examples and interesting stories. Seems to be a very approachable genuine dude - always appreciate that. 

vwcorvette (Forum Supporter)
vwcorvette (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand UberDork
2/22/24 2:30 p.m.

I love Randy as much as the next racer, but man his writing style gives me headaches. Stream of conciousness...

To be fair he does warn the reader though.

Olemiss540
Olemiss540 Dork
2/22/24 2:37 p.m.

Whats his forum handle going to be? Do we all get a vote?

Good news on working with one of the best guys in the sport. Such a humble dude and easy to talk to!

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
2/22/24 2:58 p.m.

In reply to Olemiss540 :

He’s already here on the forum. :)

Jesse Ransom
Jesse Ransom GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
2/22/24 3:10 p.m.

This is awesome! If I'm honest, Pobst Position was about the only part of Sports Car I actually read...

EDIT: and I swear I wrote that before seeing David's post immediately above...

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