Changes Coming to Hachette’s Automotive Magazines

Car and Driver magazineCAR AND DRIVER and ROAD & TRACK have now been re-organized by owner Hachette Filipacchi under the umbrella Jumpstart Automotive Group, named for the vertical online ad network that Hachette bought in 2007 for $84 million.

Buried in the article about this reorganization in mediaweek.com is some interesting news about these two magazines.  First, they will upgrade their paper stock.  Second, the automotive news, which has played such a big part for both magazines, will be mostly moved online whereas print will feature more content-rich material.Road & Track magazine

In addition, both magazines will relaunch their websites this summer.

Although this reorganization follows the lead of Hachette’s other magazines, pundits speculate whether the publisher is preparing to sell them.

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