Born in 1946 in Philadelphia, Jim MacQueen grew up in Coshocton and graduated from The Ohio State University with degrees in photography and journalism. He has worked for the Columbus Dispatch, AutoWeek, Racecar Magazine, Motor Trend, Road & Track, Autosport, Babcox Publications and several other magazines and newsletters on a freelance basis. Currently, he is Editor and Publisher of Great Lakes Wines online magazine, and a professional blogger. A more extended biography follows below.
This post is pinned to give first-time readers some background, and to direct you to current projects, of which there are many. Great Lakes Wines Magazine is on a temporary hiatus while these blogs are being developed. However, Jim is in the process of writing a novel entitled “The Wasters”, and is working on a project to photograph and briefly record facts about all 88 county courthouses in Ohio. This later project will result in a blog, noted below, a web site, and a printed book.
At the same time, Jim’s travels allow him to deal with several other blogging projects, and here is the current list:
Auto Racing In Ohio (Roaring Ohio): Visits to the many auto racing tracks in the Buckeye state, including some reminiscences about Jim’s days covering professional auto racing, and his years as public relations director for Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. Click here to read about everything from dirt trackin’ to drag strips:
Driving Ohio’s Best Road (The Scenic Route): Great drives for good drivers. Roads that are fun if driven quickly but safely, with good food, good sights, neat attractions, and other reasons to get behind the wheel. Performance cars a must!
Great Ohio Accommodations (Buckeye Pillow Talk): Ohio is home to wonderful bed and breakfast establishments, historic inns, and boutique hotels of all ages and types. If you’re going to travel, you might as well take an extra day or two, and avail yourself of the opportunity to be pampered.
Ohio Restaurants & Wines Reviewed (The Midwest Menu): Whether old time traditional family restaurants, or the latest from celebrity chefs, hospitality in Ohio is one of its fastest growing industries. Keeping up with the newest hot places and menu trends is an ongoing challenge for any traveler.
Ohio Wine Review (Cardinal State Corks): Ohio’s wine industry is one of the three fastest growing in the Great Lakes Region. This blog works in conjunction with Great Lakes Wines Magazine to offer focused reviews of Ohio winemaking operations, tasting rooms, restaurants and wines.
Ohio Journeys (Chris-crossing Ohio): Doing research on courthouses, wines, Ohio race tracks, and other subjects puts us on the road hundreds of days each year. This blog deals with the many details and happenings that don’t always fit into one of the other categories.
Golfing Ohio (The Gold Tee Golfer): Older, higher handicap golfers need to move up and play the forward tees says no less and expert than our own great Buckeye champion, Jack Nicklaus. Going from county to county, we get the opportunity to play and review many courses from the gold tees.
The Ohio Courthouses (Ohio Courthouse Project): The historical significance of Ohio’s 88 county courthouses is being preserved through several media in this sponsored project. Join us as we visit each of them, and show you their architectural and historical significance in words and photographs.