A question for my fellow bloggers: anyone else seeing unusual increases in traffic from Romania this week? It appears legitimate—different IPs, reasonable distribution throughout the day, and so forth—but that’s pretty odd, don’t you think? Monday was the biggest day, and it’s been falling off since.
I’ve seen a little rationalization and a lot of outright dismissal over this. There may be something to this and there may not, but I’m glad it’s not my team.
David E. Davis Jr. has died at 80. He hadn’t been back at Car and Driver for very long, but it seems fitting that he was there when he passed. Definitely a tad pompous, but a talented, pioneering, and engaging journalist. I’ll miss him. RIP.