Would you like to be featured in Gearbox Magazine?
I am ALWAYS interested in talking to gearheads with interesting machines and stories—but I don’t have as much time for chasing ideas and searching forums as I used to. So if you’ve got an interesting machine and/or story—and you’d like to be in the magazine or on the podcast—please go here and tell me a little bit about it.
There’s also a link to this page up in the top nav. And I’ve intentionally made the URL simple so you can easily share it with a friend you think deserves a little time in the spotlight.
If you pitch me, I will respond. It’s that simple.
Used to be, I’d get a crazy idea in my head. Like, I wanna interview someone with a BMW 850. I’d google around, find a forum, browse galleries, threads, and whatnot, until I found someone interesting. Like Herr Ganssauge at Wokke Performance.
This could take hours and turn up nothing—and often did.
There were many times I’d register with a site and go through the verification process—only to learn I had to meet a minimum post count to unlock private messaging. So I’d have to introduce myself, explain what I was trying to do, and all that rigamarole.
Sometimes the person I was after showed up. Sometimes they didn’t. This even got me banned from POCUK, Pajero Owners’ Club UK.
Most of the time, though, it was worth it.
I just don’t have that kind of time anymore.
These days, I’m fully booked from 6AM to 9PM Monday through Friday. Most of my GBXM work doesn’t start until 9PM MST.
Deanna and I have a weekly GBXM call on Mondays. I try scheduling podcast calls for Tuesdays and Thursdays. Coach Theis has convinced me to commit Wednesday night to going for a run or working out in some way. And if I’m lucky, V and I get a date night on Friday.
Remember when weekends were made for Michelob?
(Or just sleeping in?)
I’ve got a 5-year old. We’re up with the sun. We’ve been trying to go for a family hike in the mornings, but then it’s the day-in, day-out responsibilities of adult life.
Grocery shopping. The Target run. Laundry. Dishes. Housekeeping. Yard work. The patio remodel. If I’m lucky, we’ve got something fun scheduled with friends in there somewhere.
And that all assumes Fezzik isn’t mad and driving me to a frontal lobotomy.
Simply put: I know I’ve been running a LOT of editorial on the site lately. And I appreciate all the positive responses I’ve got to my ramblings on this, that, and the other. But you’re not here for my editorial ramblings. At least, not exclusively, anyway.
Gearbox Magazine is focused on gearheads like YOU.
I want to meet you, see what you’ve built, hear why it matters to you and how it’s changed your life.
I want to share that story with the world. Because it will help or inspire someone. It matters.
So, yeah, if you fill out that form, you’re sending an email to my phone.
I might be at work. I might be busy with my family. I might even be sleeping! But I WILL read it.
And I will get back to you as soon as I possibly can.
Let’s make YOUR car magazine the best it can be.
Pitch me your story here.