He has turned his passion for cars into his profession. Dr Friedbert Weizenecker, freelance car journalist and editor of Der-Autotester.de, has been trying out the new Touareg for us. But his first experience driving in a Volkswagen was a long while ago:
What was my first car? A Beetle. My second? A Golf GTI. My third? A Porsche 924. My parents never had a car so the topic of cars was always somewhat amplified for me. Studying did nothing to change that. After obtaining degrees in business, economics and sociology, my doctorate didn’t stop me from pursuing my passion. After writing academic features for an economics magazine, I came into auto journalism in 2008. Why? I just have a fascination with cars – and I still do today, after 10 years. My dream job can sometimes be exhausting. I’m at the car producers’ driving events almost every week, around the world. So it’s not just the cars which become my living room, its the airports and hotels as well.
And where can you see my writings, my photos and video clips? I write for several daily newspapers and websites. I founded the Der-Autotester.de online car magazine five years ago. I work there as editor and as a writer, and the project is going very well: we get an average of 4,000 visitors to the site every day.