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March 26, 2007
AutoWeek magazine

AutoWeek is a fortnightly automotive enthusiast publication based in Detroit, Michigan. One of 32 titles published by Crain Communications Inc, its parent company, AutoWeek is unique as the only consumer title among its sister publications. Through its print and online products, the AutoWeek brand is symbolic of core automotive passion and is a must-read for those living the automotive lifestyle. AutoWeek delivers up-to-the-minute news on auto racing, new and coming cars, and road tests of new cars on while taking an in-depth look at all the latest happenings in the enthusiast world in the primarily subscription-based publication.

In January 2007, added Daily Drive, a daily e-mail newsletter sent to over 40,000 registrants. In July 2008, the site added a social community feature called Car Life that has grown to over 20,000 registered users to date. A few months later, it added AutoWeek TV, a daily 3–5 minute video newscast available on as well as in the iTunes store. The AutoWeek Iphone App "Car News & Reviews" is the first free app built for serious enthusiasts. AutoWeek continues to expand its online offerings while constantly adding new features for its online community.


AutoWeek was launched on July 16, 1958, as a twice-monthly motorsports newsletter, titled Competition Press. As the publication grew in popularity through the 1960s, the editors began including vehicle reviews and industry news, changing to weekly distribution with the new title Competition Press & Autoweek. Eventually, the name was shortened to AutoWeek as it remains today.


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