Jim Evans (artist)
Jim Evans, sometimes known as T. A. Z. is an American painter and creative director, a contributing figure in the visual art movement known as underground comics. After a successful career as a comic illustrator, Evans worked as a painter, poster maker, owner of the digital design group Division 13. Evans was born in San Diego amidst the surfing culture of southern California. After attending Oceanside High School, he played in several local bands and created comic strips for the Los Angeles Free Press and other underground papers while working for Eric Matlen's Sawyer Press. Evans began to take commissions doing work in several comic books; these included Yellow Dog, a solo effort titled The Dying Dolphin, released by the Berkeley-based Print Mint, it included collaborations with Rick Griffin and Ron Cobb. Evans drew for Slow Death Funnies, Tales from the Tube, published by Surfer Magazine, included contributions by Zap Comix artists Robert Crumb, Spain Rodriguez, Robert Williams, Rick Griffin.
The Underground period was followed by a move to the North Shore of Oahu, contributions to both Surfer and Surfing magazines, as well as illustrating a succession of surfing posters, such as Hal Jepson's "A Sea For Yourself", the posters for Bud Browne's successful "Going Surfin'" series. He did posters for many Australian surf films like On Any Morning, A Winter's Tale. During this period, he did posters for Oahu's Crater Celebration, featuring bands like Santana and Little Feat; some of the time in Hawaii was spent doing commercial and advertising art for ad agencies, including ads and record sleeves for Don Ho and the Allihis, The Society of Seven. Returning to the mainland, Evans began to do record sleeves and continued his relationship with Surfer and Surfing magazines, doing numerous illustrations for both, including a collaboration with surfer Mike Doyle on a series of ads for Wax Research. Evans contributed to Skateboarder and Powder magazines. Working with Dean Torrance of Jan & Dean fame, he did the art for their revival album, Dead Man's Curve, a compilation of Jan & Dean and Beach Boys hits called Golden Summer.
In collaboration with Dean, Evans did the art for the Beach Boys albums 15 Big Ones, Live in London. At the same time, he created a logo for The Beach Boys, still used. This, in turn, led to the commission to create a logo for the band Chicago, his list of album jackets includes. In addition to the record sleeves and ongoing work with the surfing magazines, Evans became a contributor to the newly-formed Skateboarder magazine, handling all of the illustration work for the first four issues. Jim collaborated with Frank Nasworthy on a series of ads for Cadillac Wheels, the first polyurethane skateboard wheel; the posters, with titles like, "From Out of the West" and "Accept No Substitutes" came to represent the paradigm shift taking place in skateboarding. Other skate art commissions included one for filmmaker / skater Stacy Peralta, for an early skate film titled Freestylin', as well as the poster for the first World Professional Skateboard Championships. More Evans worked with producer Kevin Shirley to do the album art and packaging design for Joe Bonamassa’s Live at the Greek Theater.
The period of record sleeves and skate posters ran parallel to commissions for a number of film posters. Working for most of the major studios, Jim completed art for Lumiere, 20th Century Oz, I Never Promised You a Rose Garden, Kentucky Fried Movie, Big Wednesday, Acapulco Gold, The Space Movie, Neil Young's Rust Never Sleeps, John Carpenter's first film Dark Star. Numerous books began to appear at this time and his work is included in the History of Rock Art, Roger Dean's Album Art Book, The History of Underground Comics. An interest in film led to work as an Art Director, set decorator, storyboard artist for films. Evans worked on Growing Pains, he helped to prepare an American release for a series of Japanese films called The Baby Cart Series. Working with director Robert Houston and his partner David Weisman, Jim created the poster and title treatment for the 1980 release titled Shogun Assassin, Jim's son Gibran Evans voiced the narrative as Daigoro. An association with Playboy led to a series of silkscreen portraits of celebrities.
The magazine commissioned Evans to do portraits of Sean Connery, David Letterman, Joe Montana, Marilyn Monroe. These portraits led to art shows in Chicago and New York, in addition to a large scale show at the Hansen Gallery Rodeo Drive location, where he did portraits of Sly Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Billy Idol, Steve Vai, Bob Dylan, Robert Mitchum. A show of feminist icons, done in collaboration with pop artist Richard Duardo, had a successful run at the Zero One gallery in Los Angeles. More Evans' art has been shown at The Nyehaus gallery, Metro Pictures and Friedrich Petzel Gallery in New York, for a bi-coastal tour called "Swell". Other artists in the show included Billy Al Bengston, Ed Ruscha, Laddie John Dill, Dennis Hopper. Evans’ work was included in a group show titled "The Lords and the New Creatures" at the NYE+BROWN gallery, which featured Judy Chicago, Ed Moses, Chris Burden. In addition, work from Evans's comic and illustration period were included in the "Paid To Play" show at the Robert Berman Gallery, which featured John Van Hamersveld and Dave Willardson.
Both of these shows were part of the Los Angeles-based Pacific Standard Time: Art In L. A. 1945-1980
Skateboarding is an action sport which involves riding and performing tricks using a skateboard, as well as a recreational activity, an art form, an entertainment industry job, a method of transportation. Skateboarding has been influenced by many skateboarders throughout the years. A 2009 report found that the skateboarding market is worth an estimated $4.8 billion in annual revenue with 11.08 million active skateboarders in the world. In 2016, it was announced that skateboarding will be represented at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo. Since the 1970s, skateparks have been constructed for use by skateboarders, Freestyle BMXers, aggressive skaters, recently, scooters. However, skateboarding has become controversial in areas in which the activity, although illegal, has damaged curbs, steps, benches and parks; the first skateboards started with wooden boxes, or boards, with roller skate wheels attached to the bottom. Crate scooters preceded skateboards, having a wooden crate attached to the nose, which formed rudimentary handlebars.
The boxes turned into planks, similar to the skateboard decks of today. Skateboarding, as we know it, was born sometime in the late 1940s, or early 1950s, when surfers in California wanted something to do when the waves were flat; this was called "sidewalk surfing" – a new wave of surfing on the sidewalk as the sport of surfing became popular. No one knows; the first manufactured skateboards were ordered by a Los Angeles, California surf shop, meant to be used by surfers in their downtime. The shop owner, Bill Richard, made a deal with the Chicago Roller Skate Company to produce sets of skate wheels, which they attached to square wooden boards. Accordingly, skateboarding was denoted "sidewalk surfing" and early skaters emulated surfing style and maneuvers, performed barefoot. By the 1960s a small number of surfing manufacturers in Southern California such as Jack's, Kips', Bing's and Makaha started building skateboards that resembled small surfboards, assembled teams to promote their products.
One of the earliest Skateboard exhibitions was sponsored by Makaha's founder, Larry Stevenson, in 1963 and held at the Pier Avenue Junior High School in Hermosa Beach, California. Some of these same teams of skateboarders were featured on a television show called "Surf's Up" in 1964, hosted by Stan Richards, that helped promote skateboarding as something new and fun to do; as the popularity of skateboarding began expanding, the first skateboarding magazine, The Quarterly Skateboarder was published in 1964. John Severson, who published the magazine, wrote in his first editorial: Today's skateboarders are founders in this sport—they're pioneers—they are the first. There is no history in Skateboarding—its being made now—by you; the sport is being molded and we believe that doing the right thing now will lead to a bright future for the sport. There are storm clouds on the horizon with opponents of the sport talking about ban and restriction; the magazine only lasted four issues, but resumed publication as Skateboarder in 1975.
The first broadcast of an actual skateboarding competition was the 1965 National Skateboarding Championships, which were held in Anaheim and aired on ABC's Wide World of Sports. Because skateboarding was a new sport during this time, there were only two original disciplines during competitions: flatland freestyle and slalom downhill racing. One of the earliest sponsored skateboarders, Patti McGee, was paid by Hobie and Vita Pak to travel around the country to do skateboarding exhibitions and to demonstrate skateboarding safety tips. McGee made the cover of Life magazine in 1965 and was featured on several popular television programs—The Mike Douglas Show, What's My Line? and The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson—which helped make skateboarding more popular at the time. Some other well known surfer-style skateboarders of the time were Danny Bearer, Torger Johnson, Bruce Logan and Mark Richards, Woody Woodward, & Jim Fitzpatrick; the growth of the sport during this period can be seen in sales figures for Makaha, which quoted $10 million worth of board sales between 1963 and 1965.
By 1966 a variety of sources began to claim that skateboarding was dangerous, resulting in shops being reluctant to sell them, parents being reluctant to buy them. In 1966 sales had dropped and Skateboarder Magazine had stopped publication; the popularity of skateboarding remained low until the early 1970s. In the early 1970s, Frank Nasworthy started to develop a skateboard wheel made of polyurethane, calling his company Cadillac Wheels. Prior to this new material, skateboards wheels were "clay" wheels; the improvement in traction and performance was so immense that from the wheel's release in 1972 the popularity of skateboarding started to rise again, causing companies to invest more in product development. Nasworthy commissioned artist Jim Evans to do a series of paintings promoting Cadillac Wheels, they were featured as ads and posters in the resurrected Skateboarder magazine, proved immensely popular in promoting the new style of skateboarding. In the early 1970s skateparks hadn't been invented yet, so skateboarders would flock and skateboard in such urban places as The Escondido reservoir in San Diego, California.
Skateboarding magazine would publish the location and Skateboarders made up nicknames for each location such as the Tea Bowl, the Fruit Bowl, the Rabbit Hole, Bird Bath, the Egg Bowl, Upland Pool and the Sewer Slide. Some of the development concepts in the terrain of skateparks were taken from the Escondido re
Motor Trend is an American automobile magazine. It first appeared in September 1949, issued by Petersen Publishing Company in Los Angeles, bearing the tagline "The Magazine for a Motoring World". Petersen Publishing was sold to British publisher EMAP in 1998, who sold the former Petersen magazines to Primedia in 2001; as of 2017, it is published by Motor Trend Group. It has a monthly circulation of over one million readers; the contents of Motor Trend magazines are divided up into departments. Motor Trend magazine provides its readers with written "road tests" of vehicles; these road tests are published monthly, are meant to give readers information about the featured vehicle, certain aspects of the vehicle, what the readers can expect if the featured vehicle is purchased. There are two main types of Motor Trend vehicle comparisons. Regular comparisons compare two to three vehicles, what each is like to own, etc. On Motor Trend's YouTube channel, Motor Trend puts up their best comparison of the month on a series called "Head 2 Head," where Motor Trend editors compare cars via YouTube.
"Big Test" comparisons feature anywhere from five to seven vehicles, all being compared against each other. In a way, a vehicle comparison is like a large road test featuring many vehicles, rather than just one; the Trend provides readers with the latest. This section may feature news about manufacturers, etc. "Newcomers", along with short informative articles about them, can be found in this section. Motor Trend keeps a fleet of long-term test cars at their headquarters in California; the majority of the Motor Trend editors are each assigned a car, their duty is to drive that car on a daily basis and report on what's happening. Each month, one to two new vehicles are added to the fleet, to replace the one to two vehicles leaving the fleet; each long-term test lasts one calendar year. Not every vehicle receives a printed update each month; this section is located towards the end of the magazine. Other types of articles are sometimes featured in the Motor Trend magazine. There is one special feature per month.
For example, in one issue of the magazine, there may be a special feature about Motor Trend's "Real MPG" testing. For these tests, Motor Trend measures the "real-world" fuel economy of a vehicle in a number of conditions, compares their results to the EPA estimated fuel economy that manufacturers provide dealerships, who provide it to their customers. One of the earliest and most enduring of the magazine's creations was its Car of the Year award, given continuously since its inception, although the phrase itself would not become entrenched until well into the 1950s, it predates the European Car of the Year award begun in 1964. The first winner was the 1949 Cadillac; the award has gone through several splits and permutations over the years, being called the Golden Wheels Award for a while in the 1970s and having given rise to Truck of the Year and Import Car of the Year as well as SUV of the Year. It is still coveted by manufacturers and is covered by the mainstream press as the most important distinction awarded in the American auto industry.
Some recent COTY award winners include the Chevrolet Volt, Volkswagen Passat, Tesla Model S, Cadillac CTS, Volkswagen Golf, Chevrolet Camaro,Chevrolet Bolt EV, Alfa Romeo Giulia and Genesis G70. The magazine releases a special edition every October listing the latest new vehicles. In September the issue looks at the latest cars for the next coming calendar year, whilst in October the magazine looks at off-roaders, MPVs and sport-utility vehicles. Truck Trend magazine presents features and the latest news about the truck, SUV, crossover segments. Additionally, the Readers' Rides section allows readers to post images and information about their own vehicles. Truck Trend began in 1995 as "Truck Trends," a section of Motor Trend itself, it became the stand-alone publication Truck Trend in 1997. Motor Trend Classic, which took a break from publishing in the late 2000s, was restarted in 2010, it includes articles about significant classic cars from around the world made during the last 60 years. Publication was suspended again, as of 2014, Motor Trend Classic was no longer being published.
Motor Trend On Demand is an online television service. It features television series from Motor Trend, Automobile Magazine, Hot Rod, Super Street and Four Wheeler, such as Roadkill. In 2015, TEN bought Torque. TV and integrated it into the service, adding coverage of motorsports competitions such as Blancpain GT Series, Pirelli World Challenge, Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters, V8 Supercars, British Touring Car Championship, TCR International Series, FIA European Formula 3 Championship, European Le Mans Series, Australasian Safari, Endurance FIM World Championship, Motocross World Championship, AMA EnduroCross Championship, FIM SuperEnduro World Championship. In April 2018, following the acquisition of a majority stake in TEN by Discovery Communications, it was announced that its U. S. cable channel Velocity would rebrand as Motor Trend Network in the year. In Italy, the channel Motor Trend began broadcasting on April 29, 2018 at 6:00 am with the Car Crash TV in place of Focus, whose brand has meanwhile passed into the hands of Mediaset.
Car Craft is a magazine devoted to automobiles, hot rodding, drag racing. It is published by the Motor Trend Group, it was established in 1953. The magazine publishes articles that help car crafters from the novice to expert level such as rebuilding a carburetor; the motto of the magazine is Loud, Real, which emphasizes its more budget-oriented approach to automobile building. When compared to similar magazines, Car Craft will have vehicles built on a "real world" budget, with an emphasis on functionality over style. Sister publication Hot Rod overlaps to an extent on some of the same subject matter, however Hot Rod will cover more professionally built vehicles; the current editor-in-chief is John Mcgann. Previous editors include Rick Voegelin, Jon Asher, Jeff Smith, John Baechtel, Chuck Schifsky, Matt King, David Freiburger, Douglas Glad. Car Craft names an annual All-Star drag racing team each year plus a lifetime achievement award. Official Car Craft Website Car Craft Magazine Covers
Publishing is the dissemination of literature, music, or information. It is the activity of making information available to the general public. In some cases, authors may be their own publishers, meaning originators and developers of content provide media to deliver and display the content for the same; the word "publisher" can refer to the individual who leads a publishing company or an imprint or to a person who owns/heads a magazine. Traditionally, the term refers to the distribution of printed works such as newspapers. With the advent of digital information systems and the Internet, the scope of publishing has expanded to include electronic resources such as the electronic versions of books and periodicals, as well as micropublishing, blogs, video game publishers, the like. Publishing includes the following stages of development: acquisition, copy editing, printing and distribution. Publication is important as a legal concept: As the process of giving formal notice to the world of a significant intention, for example, to marry or enter bankruptcy As the essential precondition of being able to claim defamation.
Self-publishing: The author has to meet the total expense to get the book published. The author should retain full rights known as vanity publishing. Publishing became possible with the invention of writing, became more practical upon the introduction of printing. Prior to printing, distributed works were copied manually, by scribes. Due to printing, publishing progressed hand-in-hand with the development of books; the Chinese inventor Bi Sheng made movable type of earthenware circa 1045, but there are no known surviving examples of his printing. Around 1450, in what is regarded as an independent invention, Johannes Gutenberg invented movable type in Europe, along with innovations in casting the type based on a matrix and hand mould; this invention made books less expensive to produce, more available. Early printed books, single sheets and images which were created before 1501 in Europe are known as incunables or incunabula. "A man born in 1453, the year of the fall of Constantinople, could look back from his fiftieth year on a lifetime in which about eight million books had been printed, more than all the scribes of Europe had produced since Constantine founded his city in A.
D. 330."Eventually, printing enabled other forms of publishing besides books. The history of modern newspaper publishing started in Germany in 1609, with publishing of magazines following in 1663. Publishing has been handled by publishers, with the history of self-publishing progressing until the advent of computers brought us electronic publishing, made evermore ubiquitous from the moment the world went online with the Internet; the establishment of the World Wide Web in 1989 soon propelled the website into a dominant medium of publishing, as websites are created by anyone with Internet access. The history of wikis started shortly thereafter, followed by the history of blogging. Commercial publishing progressed, as printed forms developed into online forms of publishing, distributing online books, online newspapers, online magazines. Since its start, the World Wide Web has been facilitating the technological convergence of commercial and self-published content, as well as the convergence of publishing and producing into online production through the development of multimedia content.
Book and magazine publishers spend a lot of commissioning copy. At a small press, it is possible to survive by relying on commissioned material, but as activity increases, the need for works may outstrip the publisher's established circle of writers. For works written independently of the publisher, writers first submit a query letter or proposal directly to a literary agent or to a publisher. Submissions sent directly to a publisher are referred to as unsolicited submissions, the majority come from unpublished authors. If the publisher accepts unsolicited manuscripts the manuscript is placed in the slush pile, which publisher's readers sift through to identify manuscripts of sufficient quality or revenue potential to be referred to acquisitions editors for review; the acquisitions editors send their choices to the editorial staff. The time and number of people involved in the process are dependent on the size of the publishing company, with larger companies having more degrees of assessment between unsolicited submission and publication.
Unsolicited submissions have a low rate of acceptance, with some sources estimating that publishers choose about three out of every ten thousand unsolicited manuscripts they receive. Many book publishers around the world maintain a strict "no unsolicited submissions" policy and will only accept submissions via a literary agent; this policy shifts the burden of assessing and developing writers out of the publisher and onto the literary agents. At these publishers, unsolicited manuscripts are thrown out, or sometimes returned, if the author has provided pre-paid postage. Established authors may be represented by a literary agent to market their work to publishers and n
Dana Point, California
Dana Point is a city located in southern Orange County, California. The population was 33,351 at the 2010 census, it has one of the few harbors along the Orange County coast, with ready access via State Route 1, it is a popular local destination for surfing. The city was named after the headland of Dana Point, in turn named after Richard Henry Dana, Jr. author of Two Years Before the Mast, which included a description of the area. Dana described the locale, including neighboring San Juan Capistrano, as "the only romantic spot on the coast". Although Dana described the anchorage as poor, it is now a developed harbor and contains a replica of his ship, the Pilgrim; the Pilgrim is used as a classroom by the Ocean Institute, located at the harbor. This area is designated California Historical Landmark #189. Dana Point was a popular port for ships involved with the hide trade with nearby Mission San Juan Capistrano. Trading reached its peak in the 1840s. In 1818, Argentine sailor Hippolyte de Bouchard anchored there while conducting his raid on the mission.
Richard Henry Dana visited the area in 1835 while serving aboard the sailing brig Pilgrim on her voyage along the California coastline. In 1923, Los Angeles Times publisher Harry Chandler and General M. H. Sherman, director of the Pacific Electric Railway Company, created a major real estate group to develop what is known today as the Hollywood Hills. Sidney H. Woodruff a prominent Los Angeles homebuilder, was hired to lead the project. In 1926, Woodruff and Sherman created the Dana Point Syndicate, they invited other investors, company presidents, movie producers, real estate investors to join them in purchasing 1,388 acres of land, some of which includes the "Headlands" of today. Promising tree-lined and paved streets, telephones, water mains, storm drains and other amenities, Woodruff built 35 homes and a number of commercial buildings. Most of these "Woodruff" houses are concentrated in the Dana Point historic core called Lantern Village; the streets are named after different colored lanterns—Street of the Violet Lantern, Blue Lantern, etc.—because colored lanterns were used by ships 200 years ago to advertise their fares when in the Dana Point natural harbor.
His crowning structure was to be the Dana Point Inn, a Mediterranean-like resort hotel on the cliffs overlooking the harbor. After a celebratory groundbreaking in 1930, a three-story foundation was poured and a 135-foot shaft was dug for an elevator to transport hotel guests to and from the beach; the economic downturn of the Great Depression caused construction to halt, however. Although Woodruff continuously sought financial support through the years, this project was abandoned in 1939. Subsequently, he sold the remaining holdings of the Dana Point Syndicate. Thirty-four of the original Woodruff residences are still occupied; the harbor, built in the 1960s and dedicated on July 31, 1971, is home to a marina and restaurants, is a point of departure for the Catalina Express, a transportation service to and from the City of Avalon on Catalina Island. The entire harbor of Dana Point, including the Embarcadero Marina shops and restaurants, are set for complete demolition and redevelopment; the current vintage nautical style is being abandoned for a Tech Minimalist concept using metal roofs as well as Minimalist landscaping.
The Strands at Headlands is a luxury housing development built on land, part of the Chandler Family holdings. For decades the land facing the beach was home to the Dana Strand Beach and Tennis Club, a mobile home community that closed in the late 1980s. For years, access to the Strands beach was limited to hiking down a dirt trail where the mobile homes had stood; the Strands parcel included the actual headlands and bluff of Dana Point as well and was one of the last large coast properties available for development along the Orange County Coast. During the course of a ten-year approval process, the original high-density plan, which included a large multi-story hotel on the bluff top and hundreds of houses and multi-family units, was reduced in scope to just over 100 home sites; as part of negotiations with the California Coastal Commission, the developer agreed to turn the bluff into a nature preserve and build over $11 million worth of public improvements to provide easier access to the Strands Beach.
The improvements include stairs, restrooms, a beach-front sidewalk and a funicular to transport visitors from the parking lot to the beach. After extensive infrastructure construction, lots were offered for sale in the fall of 2006. Lots in the development are rectangular with modern houses priced above $10,000,000; the development has provided much easier access to the beach below and has allowed surfers and other beach visitors to access the beach and easily. Strands Homeowners, through a Mello-Roos assessment, pay for the upkeep of the beach improvements. In 1928, a corporate entity of the American industrial giant Edward Doheny, who had built his fortune in oil production in Southern California and Mexico, purchased a number of lots in Capistrano Beach. Doheny's son, formed a development company, the Capistrano Beach Company, which included his wife's twin brothers and Warren Smith, Luther Eldridge, a contractor, to build a community of Spanish style houses. According to Dana Point historians Baum and Burnes,* Eldridge favored two dominant characteristics in his homes, a Spanish roofline and the use of large ceiling beams in the main rooms of the houses.
The roofline, covered with red ceramic tiles, incorporated a low-pitched gable, spreading out to one short and one long roof. The ceiling beams were decorated with stenciled
Automobile is an American automobile magazine published by the Motor Trend Group. A group of former employees of Car and Driver led by David E. Davis founded Automobile in 1986 with support from Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation—using the credo No Boring Cars. Automobile distinguishes itself as more of a lifestyle magazine than the other automotive publications, an editorial theme that Davis expanded upon from his tenure as the editor of Car and Driver, though it is a sister publication to Motor Trend. Unlike most other automobile magazines, Automobile does not do instrumented tests of cars or provide much technical data. Instead, the reviews of vehicles are subjective experiential reports with the cars in their intended, real world environment. Additionally, Automobile reserves a good portion of each issue covering vehicles no longer in production, but still relevant to collectors or automotive history as a whole. For example, the magazine includes features such as "Collectible Classic," an in-depth review of a particular older car, reports from recent classic and antique car auctions.
Automobile has a regular column by former General Motors designer Robert Cumberford, who analyzes styling elements of current production models and show cars linking their design to those of older cars. 1986 – 1991: News Corporation 1991 – 2007: Primedia 2007 – present: Source Interlink Media From 1990 to 2014, Automobile awarded their "Automobile of the Year" to one car annually. 1990: Mazda MX-5 Miata 1991: Acura NSX 1992: Cadillac Seville Touring Sedan 1993: Chrysler Concorde / Dodge Intrepid / Eagle Vision 1994: Dodge / Plymouth Neon 1995: BMW M3 1996: Honda Civic 1997: Toyota RAV4 1998: Porsche Boxster 1999: Volkswagen New Beetle 2000: Ford Focus 2001: Chevrolet Corvette Z06 2002: Subaru Impreza WRX 2003: Nissan 350Z 2004: Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution 2005: Chrysler 300C 2006: BMW 3-Series 2007: Volkswagen GTI 2008: Audi R8 2009: Nissan GT-R 2010: Volkswagen GTI 2011: Chevrolet Volt 2012: Audi A7 2013: Tesla Model S 2014: Chevrolet Corvette Stingray In 2015, Automobile replaced their "Automobile of the Year" award to the "Automobile All-Stars", naming multiple cars on the list annually.
2015: Alfa Romeo 4C, BMW i8, BMW 2-Series, Chevrolet Camaro Z/28, Ford Mustang, Honda Fit, Lamborghini Huracán, Mercedes-Benz C-Class, Subaru Impreza WRX/WRX STI, Volkswagen Golf GTI 2016: Ferrari 488 GTB, Ford Mustang Shelby GT350, Mazda MX-5 Miata, McLaren 570S, Porsche Cayman GT4, Volkswagen Golf R, Volvo XC90 2017: Acura NSX, BMW M2, Chevrolet Bolt EV, Honda Civic Hatchback Sport, Porsche 718 Cayman S, Volvo S90 2018: Ford GT, Honda Accord 2.0T Sport, Honda Civic Type R, Lexus LC 500, McLaren 720S, Mercedes-AMG GT R, Porsche 911 Carrera GTS, Volvo V90 T6 AWD R-Design 2019: BMW M2 Competition, Ferrari 812 Superfast, Hyundai Velsoter N, McLaren 600LT, Mercedes-Benz G550, Nissan Altima SR 2.0T, Porsche 911 GT2 RS 1990: Nissan 300ZX 1991: Acura NSX 1992: Honda Civic VX Hatchback 1993: Mazda RX-7 1994: Saab 900 1995: Ferrari 456 1996: Ford Taurus 1997: GM EV1 1998: Chrysler Concorde 1999: BMW M Coupe 2000: Audi TT 2001: Alfa Romeo 156 Sportwagon 2002: Mercedes-Benz SL-Class 2003: BMW Z4 2004: Toyota Prius 2005: BMW 6-Series 2006: Pontiac Solstice 2007: Aston Martin V8 Vantage 2008: Audi R8 2009: Audi A5 2010: Nissan Cube 2011: Jaguar XJ 2012: Fisker Karma 2013: Porsche Boxster 2014: BMW i8 2015: Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe 2016: Ford GT 2017: Volvo S90 2018: Tesla Model 3 2019: BMW 8-Series Official website