09 Jun 2016 Launches Motor1-CANADA, Dave Pankew Leads Editorial Team

Dave Pankew - Director Canada

Automotive-focused digital multimedia company, a Motorsport Network company, today announced its North American expansion by launching Motor1-CANADA.

The new digital platform marks the company’s third regional property joining the US and Italy.– CANADA supports the company’s global business strategy and aggressive expansion into a dozen new markets around the world this year. It regionally joins sister companies–CANADA and–QUEBEC within the Motorsport Network group of brands.

“ continues on our clear path of international growth as we take our premier brand and expand the exceptional automotive digital platform on which it’s built,” said John Neff, editor in chief, “Canada is an important market for Motor1 to reach, and we have a fantastic editorial team in place to carry out our strategy up north.”

Dave Pankew Appointed Director of - CANADA today announced the appointment of highly respected automotive editor Dave Pankew as Director of Motor1-CANADA. The appointment is effective immediately.

Over the last five years he has served as Senior Editor for AOL-owned Autoblog while rolling out the Canadian version of the site. He has also developed content published across 300 sites owned and operated by AutoNation Inc. During his 15-year career, Pankew has produced hundreds of car reviews, news stories, covered international auto shows and events, in addition to leading teams and launching new products.

In his new role, Pankew will lead the direction of all site content for Motor1- CANADA.

“The addition of Dave to our editorial team signifies our global commitment in repeating the successes of our sister company,,” said John Neff, editor in chief, “With the industry’s best editors, largest content database, image galleries and videos, we are positioned to be the industry leader in Canada and around the world.”

“I’m very optimistic about the growth opportunity at within the expansive network,” Pankew said. “Motor1 and are demonstrating an impressive expansion strategy that’s powered by cutting edge content and a best-in-class team.     

“Having access to the content produced by dozens of editors based in markets where the stories are happening empowers our team to deliver quick and accurate articles; we are our own source,” he added. “I’m honored to be part of the team building Motor1- CANADA from the ground floor.” 

About is a technologically advanced international digital media group specializing in automotive content while delivering the latest news, car reviews, buying guides, price lists, and premium video production. It is part of the Motorsport Network family of digital media platforms.




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