Even today, some pioneers of the digital age appreciate days past when the world turned at a more leisurely pace. A perfect example is Ted Gushue, editorial director of Petrolicious, one of the world’s most popular classic car websites, which has around two million visits every month. The site’s readers include fans and enthusiasts, collectors, and race-car drivers. Petrolicious tells stories—car stories. Each one is carefully selected. Classic cars always take center stage, often with a spotlight on the owner’s life as well. But the focus of Gushue’s storytelling is always his fascination with unusual cars.
The writer, who trained as a photographer before starting his Internet career, admits, “Having a
It’s thanks to Afshin Behnia that Gushue has been able to transform his passion into a profession. Back in 2013, the Petrolicious founder was able to entice Gushue to move across the country from New York—where he had started a lifestyle blog—to Los Angeles. “When Behnia offered me the job, I really wanted to make the four-thousand-mile trip to the West Coast in the 911.” But there wasn’t enough time for that. Gushue’s only option was to fly, ship the
Gushue’s 911 gets a daily workout. Just before leaving home, Gushue answers a few questions from Petrolicious users from around the world and then hops into his sports car to head to the office. His
By Bastian Fuhrmann
Photo by Amy Gushue
Residence: Santa Monica, USA
Profession: Writer, photographer, editorial director