Funny people and cars are pretty much all you need for quality television, right? Of course I'm right. So this show, Car Matchmaker (on the Esquire channel), starring a former Letterman/Simpsons/Seinfeld writer who loves cars and helps match people up with the right car has to be gold. I mean, it better be.
Originally published in the June 1989 issue of Esquire. Republished here with the permission of the late author's son, Mark Kram Jr., a wonderful storyteller in his own right. His postscript follows. For a contemporary, but very different, glimpse of Ali, check out Davis Miller's story about his day with the champ.
Sundays are the best days for curling up in a comfy chair and indulging in good, quality long-form journalism.
Esquire is not only the first publication out the gate with a "Car of the year" list, they're also the first to fall flat on its face. Hearst's man mag spread the SEO love around, picking some commendable choices — like the Audi A7 as car of the year, and the Cadillac CTS-V Wagon as family car of the year.
What started out as a painful trip across lonesome I-94 in North Dakota turned into short-form poetry for the boys over at Esquire. Like to read? Of course you do. Read this.