What the heck is a Radius, anyway?
I’m (kinda) glad you asked. Radius is Hagerty’s private giveaway magazine for certain insurance customers and intenders. I believe that they think of it as a sort of American take on Octane. After reading the bulk of the first issue, to which I contributed a small piece, I asked to be left out of future issues.
Prior to my termination, however, I was directed by management to contribute a pair of pieces to Radius 03. The first was a drastically bowdlerized version of my 765LT Spider review for Hagerty’s website. The other one, which was also the final thing I wrote for Hagerty’s printed media, happens to be a damp squib of a non-driving summary piece about the new V6 Ferrari Dino. What a way to end a career!
As a kindness, or perhaps as a way to make some room on the list for someone who didn’t write anything in the issue, I was left off the masthead for Radius 03. Hope she saw it, bro.
I can’t tell you to get a copy of Radius, although the first person to stop by my house and ask can have the one in the photo for free. I can tell you how to read my Substack, which is 100% full of things that I wrote with a full heart (clear eyes, can’t lose a Honda Challenge race and in fact I never did) and no sense of compulsion, obligation, or desperation behind the words. It’s at Avoidable Contact Forever, and I’d like you to join me there. You can read more than one thousand free articles and decide if you’re willing to pay for the rest. I can also be periodically found in the Washington Examiner and various cycling publications.
This site will continue into the foreseeable future with my brilliant co-writers and the occasional contribution from me as well. I remain grateful to all my friends and readers. Your loyalty and kindness has enabled me to feed my son when other people chose to let me down at the worst possible time. See you around.