Man behind Motor Trend, Hot Rod dies

first_imgStarting out as a publicist, he founded Hot Rod magazine in 1948 while trying to promote the custom-designed car show at the Los Angeles Armory. The following year, he launched Motor Trend for automobile enthusiasts. A dozen of other specialty consumer magazines followed, including Guns & Ammo, Sport, Motorcyclist, Hunting, Mountain Biker, Photographic, Teen and Sassy. Petersen was survived by his wife. A funeral was planned for Thursday at Holy Cross Cemetery in Culver City. Robert E. Petersen, the publishing magnate whose Hot Rod and Motor Trend magazines helped shape America’s car culture and who gave millions to a museum dedicated to his passion, has died. He was 80. Petersen died Friday of complications from neuroendocrine cancer at St. John’s Health Center in Santa Monica, said Dick Messer, director of the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles. “Mr. Petersen helped create and feed the American obsession with the automobile, delivering gasoline-powered dreams to the mailboxes of millions,” Messer said. The son of an auto mechanic, Petersen came of age in Southern California as the region and its cultural innovations – be it drag racing, drive-through restaurants or freeways – developed out of the car. last_img read more

Falcao’s 50-yard stunner seals Monaco win

first_img0Shares0000Monaco’s forward Radamel Falcao celebrates after scoring during the French League Cup round of 16 football match against Caen December 12, 2017 © AFP / VALERY HACHEPARIS, France, Dec 13 – An outrageous strike by Radamel Falcao was the highlight as a much-changed Monaco side eased to a 2-0 win over Caen to reach the quarter-finals of France’s League Cup on Tuesday.Monaco were leading through Guido Carrillo’s first-half effort when Falcao — who had come off the bench — took a touch just inside the Caen half on the edge of the centre circle. The Colombian then turned and smashed a shot that flew over the Caen goalkeeper Brice Samba and in. It was his 18th goal of the season.The principality side are currently third in Ligue 1, nine points behind leaders Paris Saint-Germain, and were knocked out of the Champions League after finishing bottom of their group.That means the domestic cup competitions take on added importance for Monaco, who lost to PSG in the League Cup final last season.PSG, who have won the competition in each of the last four seasons, go to Strasbourg in the last 16 on Wednesday and will be without Neymar after the Brazilian was allowed to return to his home country for personal reasons.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Jurgen Klopp targets German goalkeeper as competition for Simon Mignolet

first_img1 Timo Horn is tipped to be Manuel Neuer’s long-term successor Liverpool are lining up an approach for highly-rated German goalkeeper Timo Horn this summer.The FC Koln stopper, 22, has been tipped as the long-term successor to Manuel Neuer in the German national team after an impressive campaign in the Bundesliga.Liverpool are on the hunt for a new goalkeeper to provide competition for Simon Mignolet next season and Horn is understood to be on their shortlist of considered targets.According to Bild, Liverpool have been monitoring Horn’s progress closely this term, with Jurgen Klopp understood to be a huge admirer of the youngster’s raw ability.Horn’s current contract with FC Koln still has three years to run but he is believed to have a release clause of around £7m which makes him a cheap option for Liverpool.Horn has kept eight clean sheets in 32 games for FC Koln this term and has featured for all of Germany’s youth sides but has yet to be handed a cap at senior level.last_img read more