There's a poignant coda to the magazine's move to Ann Arbor. Davis, who died last year, got his start in automotive publishing selling ads at Road & Track, and did his first writing for its clients. In his 1999 book Thus Spake David E., Davis recalled creating "an ad for a nice couple who were selling chamois cloths in the pages of Road and Track. The headline was, "I wish I could Chamois like My Sister Kate."
[Originally published in August, 2012.]