DRIVE! Magazine’s Courtney Halowell has passed away

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Courtney Hallowell who passed away yesterday at a young age. Courtney had a distinguished career in automotive and motorcycle journalism most recently serving as the editor of DRIVE! Magazine.

Halowell made his mark in automotive journalism at a young age on the staff of Mini Truckin’ magazine. He went on to serve as editor or associate editor of many industry publications such as motorcycle magazines, World of Rods and DRIVE!

Beckett Media Group’s Editorial Director Travis Noack, Halowell’s coworker and dear friend remembered Halowell as “A man who made me laugh, smile and strive to be the best at everything I did. Courtney and I shared a love and passion for custom trucks and hot rods and the passion for making magazines. The memories I have with Courtney and his humorous nature I will always hold close to my heart. R.I.P. TITO”

Goodguys last saw Courtney this Spring in Del Mar where he competed in the Editor’s Shootout AutoCross. As usual he was cracking jokes and razing his peers. His passion and dedication to our industry were unwaivering. He did a lot to further our industry’s cause with his tireless work publicizing cars and car culture through the pages of so many magazines.

All of us at Goodguys are thankful to have known Courtney. He will be sorely missed.


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