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Richard Truesdell is an automotive photographer and journalist. He produces the Automotive Traveler magazine and Legendary Cougar Magazine. His early entrepreneurial career included owning and operating a car stereo store. He began writing audio reviews for publications including Car and Driver, Autotronics, and Motor Trend. He became the editor of Car Audio and Electronics at Primedia and from there left to become a freelance contributing writer to dozens of automotive magazines. Today Richard is working on a quarterly replacement for Motor Trend Classic planned for a launch later this year.
“Never put off till tomorrow what you can do today.”
CAREER & LIFE CHALLENGES
When a teacher in the 80s his position was eliminated due to state cutbacks. This lead to Richard taking his part time stereo installation job in to a full time career and business. Then the pressure from OEMs closed that business.
Starting Automotive Traveler, a digital only magazine.
FIRST SPECIAL VEHICLE
A 1980 Ferrari 308 GTS
BEST AUTOMOTIVE ADVICE
Buy the car that moves your passion. Not what you think will be a good investment.
Preston Tucker by Steve Lehto
Chrysler Turbine Car by Steve Lehto
PARTING WORDS OF ADVICE
Put your pedal to the metal and never lift.
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