Road & Track
, the longest-running automotive magazine brand in the U.S., will be relocating its headquarters from California to Ann Arbor. The 65-year-old title joins Hearst Magazines' other major automotive monthly, Car and Driver
, also based in Ann Arbor.
"When Hearst acquired these two brands from Hachette Filipacchi in 2011, we made a commitment to invest in them in order to fully realize their potential. Building a new home for Road & Track
in Michigan allows us to be close to the heart of the automotive industry," a spokesperson for Hearst Magazines says.
Road & Track
has a readership of 600,000, according to the Audit Bureau of Circulations. Larry Webster, previously the automotive editor of Hearst's Popular Mechanics
, will be Road & Track's
The current office in Newport Beach, Calif. will remain open into the fall as the new headquarters in Ann Arbor is readied. The publisher is actively looking at possible locations and is in talks with staff about relocating to Ann Arbor, the spokesperson says. Specifics on the timing of the move, an office location, and headcount are not yet available.
Source: Hearst Magazines, publisher of Road & Track
Writer: Tanya Muzumdar
Larry Webster photo by Charlene Plagens