Car and Driver USA joins Women’s World Car of the Year

Elana Scherr, Senior Editor of the renowned car magazine, joins global panel of women auto journalists




Elana Scherr

Women’s World Car of the Year is pleased to announce that Elana Scherr, Car and Driver’s senior editor, has been appointed to the WWCOTY jury. With the addition of Scherr, the WWCOTY’s panel is now comprised of 62 female automotive journalists from all over the world. The aim of the WWCOTY is to recognize the best cars of each year, while also giving a voice to women in the automotive world.

Elana Scherr started out in the automotive community with classic cars. She worked at a motorcycle shop doing composite work and was interested in motorsports and performance cars. Her first media job was as a features editor for Hot Rod Magazine. Later she headed up Roadkill Magazine as editor-in-chief, did a few years of freelance writing, and now is a senior editor at Car and Driver.

“I love this job because each day is different,” said Scherr. “I am always learning something new, meeting interesting people and, of course, driving wonderful cars. Along with testing and reviewing new cars for Car and Driver, I still have an interest in classic cars, and my husband and I work on them as a hobby. We currently own 21 vehicles between us.”

Regarding her appointment to Women’s World Car of the Year, Scherr says: “I’ve been working in the industry for a long time, and often as the only woman on staff or one of only a few women on a press trip. I’m thrilled to help bring attention to the growing number of women in the automotive space.”

Founded in 1955, Car and Driver is the definitive voice for car enthusiasts and the trusted guide to in-market car shoppers. With an online audience of 12-15 million unique visitors per month (ComScore) and an award-winning print magazine, Car and Driver is dedicated to delivering expert content and leading-edge insights on all things related to new, used and pre-owned vehicles. With the most comprehensive vehicle testing, research and reviews in the automotive category, Car and Driver provides the most trusted car-shopping experience for consumers and deep engagement for auto manufacturers and dealers. Car and Driver is published by Hearst Magazines, whose portfolio of more than 25 powerful brands in the U.S. inspires and entertains audiences across all media platforms. Hearst Magazines’ print and digital assets reach nearly 157.4 million readers and site visitors each month — 60% of all millennials and 52% of all Gen Z over the age of 18 (Source: 2021 comScore Multi-Platform © MRI-Simmons (11-21/F21). The company publishes nearly 260 magazine editions and 200 websites around the world.

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