“Now” seems a bit premature, but still: the October Car and Driver has an interview with Ralph Nader.
Seriously. It’s on the back page, in their “What I’d Do Differently” section, conducted by Steven Cole Smith, a former executive editor of C/D who still occupies a contributing-editor slot, and who serves as automotive editor of the Orlando Sentinel.
On a hunch, I checked Smith’s back pages, and by gum, there’s an interview with Nader, conducted this past July. Magazine lead times being what they are, this would just about fit though there’s essentially no duplication between the Sentinel article and the C/D piece, which suggests that Smith had a lot more material than he had space for in the paper, and he managed to talk editor Eddie Alterman into taking it.
I have to wonder how this sits with columnist (and two-time C/D editor) David E. Davis, Jr., who once argued that Nader was in fact dead.