Thank You, BoldRide Readers

After five successful years, countless late nights, and way too many working weekends, BoldRide is officially transitioning into Motor1 beginning tomorrow. From myself and the rest of the team, we want to thank all of our readers for pushing the site to continually do great things in an ever-changing market. We prided ourselves on two things: our independence and our ability to create unique, enthusiast-focused content. Without those two things guiding us on a daily basis, we wouldn’t have been able to be as successful as we were in that short time. I’d be lying if I said I weren’t sad to be leaving the website and community that I called home for nearly five years. I joined BoldRide in 2012, bright-eyed and clueless, but knew from the beginning that we were bound to do great things with our small yet mighty team of writers, all of whom I was lucky enough to consider friends by the end of it. “The ultimate collection of car pictures” was just a jumping off point when the site was founded in 2011. We garnered the respect of automakers with our unique position in the market, we got the attention of some of the world’s largest outlets with our eye-catching stories, but most importantly, we grew a community out of our voice—the biggest achievement of all. While most of us will go on to do bigger and arguably better things, the same content you readers have grown to love will continue to live on For me, BoldRide will always be my first home, and that will carry with me throughout my journey; the words T.S. Eliot ringing in my ear, “We shall not cease from exploration, and at the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time." - Jeff Perez