Car and Driver: David E. Davis (Ann Arbor)

July 16, 2009

David E. Davis Jr. is an automotive icon – a genius – an old friend – and a long time tenant of Hogback Officenter.  I loved the many times that I had the opportunity to talk with him.

He and his staff were our first tenants at Hogback Officenter (www.hogbackofficenter.com) our little office park here in Ann Arbor – shown below.


David came to Ann Arbor from New York City – and he loved the ‘Hogback’ name – originally a road only a quarter of a mile long – (from the name of it’s one time shape) .  He got a kick out of moving Car and Driver’s magazine from it’s New York City address on Broadway to Car and Driver’s Ann Arbor address on Hogback Road.

[After 30+ years the new parent company (Hachette Filipacchi) of the magazine moved the local offices to Eisenhower Parkway, Ann Arbor.  David would have said no ‘class’ at all.]

David founded Automobile Magazine and moved the staff and operation to another building we owned in downtown Ann Arbor – which had been for many years the famous Pretzel Bell (often called The P Bell).

I still make a point to read everything that David writes.  So we are including one of his latest articles.





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