“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.