Brian Havins – The Media Mover And Shaker Behind LSX Magazine

As the Managing Editor of Power Automedia’s collection of magazine titles, and amidst celebrating our 15 year anniversary, I wanted to share some Q&A I had with the editors for each of our magazines so that you, our readers, could better understand who’s behind the wheel driving your favorite automotive content forward. The team at LSX Magazine encompasses a group of talented freelance writers and photographers with years of experience in their respective fields, all led by the LSX Editor, Brian Havins. They are passionate about all things LS and want to share that excitement with you – so come find out what they think is cool about the industry! I sat down with Brian to break down the personality behind the leading digital magazine to find out what being a “Media Mover, Shaker, and Story Breaker” means to him.

Q: What’s your mission for your magazine?

A: My mission for LSX Magazine is to keep our audience informed with the latest news on new LT-powered platforms and bring them the hottest LS-powered vehicles of all time. I believe we’re the ultimate source for LS content in this market. Writing about cars and trucks isn’t just a job for me. It’s my passion. I live and breathe everything LS from engine swaps to performance modifications. I know what my readers want because I am a hardcore enthusiast.  

Q: How do you hope to make an impact in the space?

A: I hope to make an impact by keeping the readers up to date with the latest news, event coverage, and detailed tech articles. For me, automotive is more than just a piece of transportation, it’s about the journey from start to finish. There’s nothing like building a car from the ground up; knowing that you touched every nut and bolt and seeing people’s reactions to the build is just icing on the cake. 

Q: Biggest moment for you in your career thus far?

A: I’ve had many big moments, from working with industry icons like Chip Foose, winning design awards, and hosting an automotive show. The one thing they all have in common is the automobile. 

Q: What’s does being a media mover and shaker mean to you?

A: For me, the most critical element of automotive journalism is keeping our readers in the know on the latest news and breaking stories. It’s also important to educate them on the latest tech tips and tricks when building an engine or performing a swap. Being a media movers means finding important stories to tell and doing it in a manner that no one else does.

About the author

Amanda Bourne

Amanda got her start in the industry as a car photographer and eventually started managing performance shops where she developed an obsession for old-school JDM. A firm believer in "built not bought" and always driving as fast as you can.
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