Written by Nick Heer.

Ex-Jalopnik Writers Launch New Automotive News Site

David Tracy and Jason Torchinsky launched the Autopian today:

Welcome to The Autopian, the ultimate car-culture website run by two of your favorite former Jalopnik authors/dipshits, David Tracy and Jason Torchinsky! It’s been a long road for these two and their awesome business partner Beau Boeckmann, and there’s still a ton of work ahead. We’re all excited to see what you think of our new site, so welcome to launch day!

Tracy and Torchinsky were two of my favourite writers at Jalopnik, so it is great to see them finding the space and funding to do their own thing. G/O Media sure is bleeding talented writers: in addition to these Jalopnik-ers, the entire Deadspin team resigned to create Defector, which is going well, and the Root is struggling to retain writers due to management problems.