Paul Wiley Cockerham, Editor

Paul W. Cockerham's fascination with cars and motorsports was first expressed at age 10 in a fourth-grade creative writing assignment, when he fantasized driving a Ferrari Testarossa in the Mille Miglia. A quarter-century later, the business journalist landed a corporate communications assignment at Philip Morris, covering Marlboro- and Miller-sponsored racing activities worldwide. A diverse freelance career followed, which included eight books (seven coffee-table volumes on various exotic car marques for Todtri Publications and Drag Racing for Chelsea House Publishers) and a stint seeking sponsorship for a Winston Cup backmarker. Cockerham died in 2005 after a long illness.


Review: “The Lexus Story”
Review: “The Lexus Story”

Related Articles: Lexus by Jim Gorzelany (9/17/2004) I must confess that my expectations for “The Lexus Story” (Melcher Media, 232 pages, $50.00), being commissioned by said luxury marque, were modest. Extravagantly produced on heavy stock, lavishly illustrated, and as elegant as any of its...Read More»

2005 Maserati Spyder GT
Review: Against Death and Time

One can only be jealous of the narrator’s lifestyle in Brock Yates’ new book. A freelance writer with just enough client interest to support a lifestyle of covering motorsports during the 1950s follows the action across two continents and various racing series. In the meantime, there is a...Read More»

2004 Nissan 350Z Roadster
2004 Nissan 350Z Roadster

It took nearly a year before Nissan’s promotional army got us some seat time with the 350Z Roadster, but I’m not inclined to blame them. With one of the great bargains in all of motordom in your product portfolio, why waste time and money telling the story to the mainstream media? The basic Z...Read More»

2004 Saturn VUE Red Line
2004 Saturn VUE Red Line

GET CURRENT PRICING GET AN INSURANCE QUOTE Saturn’s Red Line program has a long way to go if it’s going to match the viability of other in-house hop shops such as Mazdaspeed in making relatively pedestrian offerings more relevant to the youth market. Still, the Red Line touch for the VUE...Read More»

2004 Dodge Ram SRT-10
2004 Dodge Ram SRT-10

GET CURRENT PRICING GET AN INSURANCE QUOTE Feeling shy? Lacking self-confidence? Ten solid years of psychoanalysis might straighten you out, but lay down the same amount of scratch up front for Dodge’s insane Ram SRT-10 — the fastest, most powerful pickup truck available in this great land of...Read More»

2004 Toyota Prius
Five Rides for Single Guys and Gals

This is a great time to be a single car buyer. There’s a whole mess of choices out there, good ones. Carmakers are packing more features than ever into their wares, and together with pricing incentives and still-low financing options, it’s ridiculously easy to put something new in your...Read More»

2003 Ford Focus
2004 Ford Focus PZEV ZX3

GET CURRENT PRICING GET AN INSURANCE QUOTE Leave it to brain-dead Californian air regulatory bureaucrats to infuriate math purists everywhere by assuming that something called a Partial Zero-Emissions Vehicle, or PZEV, would make sense. Now, one of the things I have faith in when I get up each...Read More»

2004 Toyota Tundra Double Cab
2004 Toyota Tundra Double Cab 4x4

GET CURRENT PRICING GET AN INSURANCE QUOTE To date Toyota, to its credit, had not attacked the full-size pickup market head-on, with its “seven-eighths” sized Tundra happily filling the bill for many customers. This has changed with the intro of the new Tundra Double Cab, about as big a pickup...Read More»

2003 Mazdaspeed Protege
2003.5 Mazdaspeed Protégé

Now that long-time tuner division Mazdaspeed has been charged with spicing up Mazda’s consumer offerings, the 2003.5 Mazdaspeed Protégé shows that we can expect high levels of fun and refinement down the road. This youthfully sophisticated package may not set performance thresholds in the...Read More»

2003 Chevrolet Silverado SS
2003 Chevrolet Silverado SS

Related Articles:2003 Chevrolet Suburban 2500 by John Pearley Huffman (4/14/2003)The wheels keep on turning -- in some exotic ways, now. GET CURRENT PRICING GET AN INSURANCE QUOTE Dating back to the 1961 Impala, Chevy’s SS “Super Sport” moniker has meant enhanced performance, handling and...Read More»

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