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"motor sport magazine" Discussed on Past Gas
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Now old enough to drive on city streets, he would cruise down San Fernando road and sepulveda. Waiting for someone to rather engine at him at a stoplight. Quote, we had our little signs, Phil said, he would ref back and you know the rest. When he wasn't drag racing, he would cruise the canyons on the outskirts of LA or drag race at a dry Lake bed called el mirage. Phil dreamed of driving foreign cars, he would read British race publications front and back. Otto car, motor sport magazine, with stories of Juan Manuel Fangio, Alberto ascari, and Luigi vela resi and their harrowing races all over Europe. He grew to idolize the racers and their cars. It was the first time he was exposed to Maserati's Ferraris and triumphs. After high school, Phil is accepted into USC and began classes, but that didn't last very long. He didn't want to study business, he wanted to work on cars. Quote, the limit of my ambition was someday to become mechanic to a great racing driver, he said. So, in 1947, failed dropped out of USC to be a mechanic. Obviously, his family disapproved. His father considered being a mechanic a last resort job, undeterred, Phil found a job as a junior mechanic or stooge as they were called for the Marvin Edwards midget car racing team. The race team mechanic gig was only once or twice a week. So Phil got another job as mechanic and salesman for international motors, selling Mercedes, Jaguars, and MGs to rich celebrities. Phil was a pretty bad salesman, but he became even more familiar with the small European roadsters he read about in the car mags. He would step on his own foot because he got so excited about the specs and the ages. Facts that people and that's not what they came in for. He's trying to sell you a car. That's probably what I would do. I found I was doing that, we had a lucid air in the office. And we had a couple of visitors the week we had that. And I would anytime someone even looked at the car and be like, did you know it's got a massage and air conditioned seats. It's got a 1050 horsepower. The roof is all glass. I would just do that and they're like, cool, man. Oh. Is your dad here? Are you allowed to be here? During this time, Phil bought an MG for $2000 and entered his first official race. Phil put up a fight in his first outing and finished right behind his boss. It was enough for failed to get the bug. And soon after, he was racing any chance he could. He turned out to be a much better driver than salesperson and would regularly beat BMW's Austin's simcas and Morris miners in his MG, earning four to 500 bucks per win. Big money. That is like $6000 in today. Yeah, I mean, I can't even think of any amateur racing series that gives that kind of prize money. Usually it's like enough to cover your fuel to get to the event and that's like it. Yeah. You pay for the pleasure being there. Yeah. More often than not on this podcast, the drivers we highlight have unfettered confidence blind ambition and drive like they have nothing to lose. Phil was different. He had a lot to lose. And inherently anxious guy he would regularly vomit before his racist because of nerves. He had a fragility to him. Unlike other drivers who were boisterous, eccentric and known for their outward aggression, Phil was known for being quiet and nice. He had a sweet smile and was humble compared to his peers, basically the Nolan of the 1950s. His sensitivity would be a theme in his racing career and also his Achilles heel. While he was working as a mechanic for the Marvin Edwards midget car racing team, Phil got the break he needed. Just not the one that he expected. During a race, one of the team drivers broke his leg. Phil volunteered to take his place. He drove exceptionally well and earned a regular spot as a driver on the team. The other team members would razz fell over his love of European roadsters, which were wildly different from the midget cars that he was racing. This guy likes nice cars. What a jerk like nice cars, what do you think you're nice? You ever try driving in a circle? Your car is not even a derogatory term. They would call the drivers tea baggers, which really upset Phil. As those were his heroes, then the cars he dreamed of driving. During a particularly distressing argument with team members Phil quit. The commitment to your race car, honestly.
Pugpig's Jonny Kaldor on the state of the digital publishing market
"Twelve th the twenty twenty. The puck pick team wants their first annual state of the digital publishing market tool. And i'm joined by puck petkova johnny to talk about what's been happening in the world of digital publishing on what we can expect and twenty twenty one. Welcome johnny p tom. Thank you raring to go. Sort of a new year great. Starting we obviously called in us lockdown so we re more. But did i get puck. Picked doesn't do reports pump does publishing platforms. Or why have you done. That's why have you done a report to something we wanted to do for awhile. Actually you know. We've got over three hundred brands on the products on the platform and data can of flying around washing around for longtime. We just wanted to to actually take a step back. I get sense of what's going on because we so rarely do you constantly head down working specifically with you. Know a number of clients on very specific things but It was a good opportunity to take a step back and just start to pull out some trends tuition. We did two different things. We we looked at the data. The rule data that we've got obviously in aggregate so we're not giving away any trade secrets But then we also conducted a set of face to face or at least. It's face to face as we could be given the lockdown but interviews with about forty people Most of whom were customers of ours publishes that we work with to get more subjective views of what's going on. That's that was the idea of the report. And that's what we want to continue as a mixer. Kind of data driven Insights as well as actually talking to people and getting a proper sense from them. You know what. What are they thinking about right. So what does that list. The clients look like what the publishers of you go on that list. Yeah we'll so. If you think of our customer base we split quite cleanly actually between News media consumer media and then almost specialist meter and membership organizations in. It's almost a third third third so we wanted to kind of split our conversations in the simla sorta way so we were talking to Dow jones dmg media. Dennis conde nast than smaller publishers. Like motor sport magazine. New scientists new statesman news uk. Reach a really good kind of cross section of a big national dailies News media can regional news media And then weekly media. So we also took aspect to the economist. Of course who worked with for many years. And then the kind of monthly consumer media so it's quite nice cross section. And that's why in the report particularly for the subjective stuff we we we split all of the responses into news media and consumer media because as you might expect the have slightly different views on what's going on so she'd take a helicopter view To you know as a starting off point host. I just hope publishing lost use credit. Yeah yeah yeah. It's it's it's an interesting one. I mean we. We split in two in two dimensions. I suppose we split between news media and consumer male obviously And then we tend to look at things between the dailies. The weeklies in the monthlies. They tend to get interesting trends across those those two dimensions. So i think what we're seeing is is pretty positive. I have to say. I think in the dailies which costa all news media with seeing an i guess we look at things from subscriber. Numbers and indiana average. Monthly uses that sort of stuff. Because if you think about all platform traditionally we are more of an app centric platform and we. You know we we powell websites and mobile app. Spital the broad base of customers. Our apps and apps have very specific characteristics and one thing that apps are really good at is kind of you know the more loyal engaged paying audience as opposed to websites and social which is obviously going for scale And so everything that we talk about in. This report comes from that lens. So i think from that perspective. Things are looking good and otherwise we're seeing increases in readership and engagement. Pretty much across the board. Actually the dailies. The weeklies monthlies. I think i think the weekly civil within these power houses of digital publishing. It's it's It's interesting how you know when you look at people like the economist and The we can the spectator and those those a weekly journals over the last ten years. They've just they've always seemed to have done well in digital I think with dailies again. We're seeing really good growth. You'll see on the report actually and we. We stuck some updated numbers on the recently. The was definitely a coded bump in terms of engagements and readership for the dailies in particular. And then i think the monthlies is is interesting because i guess consumer publishing has been attacked on all sides. Hasn't it you know not not just from from a technology standpoint but also you know the fact that the content for the mass consumer media is harder to defend so think what we found with the consumer. Titles is the niche titles. Again doing really well. People like motor sports. You know have done really well. In digital i think the bigger publishers have found it more challenging but this was an interesting year for the to the consumer publishes because i think subscriber revenue finally got the priority that. It's probably been wanting for some years and and so we've seen some really interesting things in consumer publishing is not quite there yet is not as at least in again in our little world not quite as mature as the dailies in the weekly. But it's definitely getting there. Why did you think does deference dailies go a certain level of engagement our weekly skull i guess weeklies of the highest engagement a monthly the lowest wise does the timing of content mix of deference. He i don't know. I don't know if it's a timing thing. Or if it's the nature of the content and again i think i wonder if part of this 'cause you write instinctively you would have thought a new referring to to some of the figures that we published which was actually while we look to two different things. We looked at number of visits per month. And then we looked the length of those visits per month and what we found was the number of visits come on roughly fits with what you would instinctively think right which is the weekly have five or six visits a month and the are getting about three or four which instinct to be feels right. You know you would go more regularly to daily news app. However the session duration is following the same pattern in other words. The daily news media are getting longer session durations than weekly and the weekly news media getting longer session directions a monthly. So that feels counterintuitive. Thanks this a couple of things going on there. I think first of all. I think with the daily news media i guess when you actually about it as heaven or content in the daily news title more content than in a weekly right of couse less future a feature lad But there's a hell of a lot consume there and so particularly with the daily editions. We see very long session durations. The reason why the monthly so low i think is again down to product maturity. I think for us. At least historically a good chunk of the monthly consumer media who run our platform just kicking out fairly i have to say basic pdf replicas particularly in the uk. It's in the last year that actually along with that increased prioritization of subscriber revenue. They've come back in the started much more effort into their apps and so and now delivering proper native apps on phone and tablet that can actually be read a proper content. So i think we're seeing. We're seeing the monthly consumer media improve for