It’s official; Dave Tobin becomes Editor of the SL Market Letter effective with the September / October 2014 issue. After independent correspondent articles in 2012, Dave came aboard full time in mid-2013. I doubt that it would be possible to compose a more logical background than Dave’s. From reading his Dad’s collection of Automobile Quarterly as a boy to 10+ years in the SCCA, his AED (Auto Erotic Dependency) is clearly incurable. Dave’s BA was followed by a BFA in Digital Graphic Design (our website subscription-orders have doubled already). When moving to Minnesota with his wife almost ten years ago, he began a career at a Mercedes-Benz dealership in sales. His passion for car activities soon cornered him as VP of the Twin Cities Section of MBCA and now, the current President-elect of our local MBCA Section.
Subscriber requests for help searching for and/or selling specific cars has evolved into personalized search and marketing services. This is not why SLML was created 33 years ago –but for some subscribers it’s their biggest benefit. Dave’s dealership contacts and insights brings a bonus to this SLML activity.
I think you will enjoy Tobin’s fresh take on our news beat, the SL marketplace …which is perhaps too swooned today by ethereal auction records. You’ll still see my commentary and price trends reports in nearly every issue while Dave expands the flavor you can expect from us.