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Tom Burkart

Tom Burkart is the founder and managing editor of, an innovative and rapidly-expanding automotive news magazine.

He holds a Journalism JBA degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Tom currently resides in sunny Charleston, South Carolina with his two amazing dogs, Drake and Tank.

Mr. Burkart is available for all questions, concerns and content submissions by emailing Tom(at)

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Carl Malek
Detroit Bureau Chief

Carl Malek has been an automotive journalist for over 10 years. First starting out as a freelance photographer before making the transition to writing during college, his work has appeared on numerous automotive forums as well as websites such as

Carl is also a big fan of British vehicles with the bulk of his devotion going to the Morgan Motor Company as well as offerings from Lotus, MG, and Caterham. When he is not writing about automobiles, Carl enjoys spending time with his family and friends in the Metro Detroit area, as well as spending time with his adorable pets.

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Ben Lewis
West Coast Editor

Ben Lewis grew up in Chicago, and after spending his formative years driving sideways in the winter – often intentionally – moved to sunny Southern California. He now enjoys sunny weather year-round -- whether it is autocross driving, aerobatics, and learning to surf.

Ben is pretty quiet on social media but a rockstar reviewer -- bookmark his page below!

Matthew Barnes

Matthew Barnes is an experienced towing expert. He works as a mechanical engineer and his day job involves testing a variety of vehicles while towing trailers of all types and sizes. Matt shares his experience by writing for automotive news outlets in the evenings.

His work can be found on, and on the Engine Adventures YouTube channel.

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Tim Esterdahl

Tim Esterdahl is a married father of three who enjoys all things automotive including wrenching on his collection of old pickups. You can find his work here and in print in Truck Trend magazine as well as on  Recently, he is growing a huge audience at his website

He also plays an absurd amount of golf. Like, really absurd.

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Jesse Garcia

Jesus "Jesse" R. Garcia is a young creative writer who just happens to be obsessed with all things automotive.  He collects project cars with his father on a small family ranch in Texas. Jesse may be younger than most, but not for long.

His knowledge comes from being around vintage cars all his life, working in the auto industry, and of course a passion for enthusiastic driving.

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Lyndon Johnson

Lyndon Johnson is a husband and father of two who has now spent more of his life as a journalist than as a non-journalist. He serves as assistant editor at his hometown weekly paper in rural Tennessee and freelances in the automotive journalism world.

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Ken Glassman

Ken “Hawkeye” Glassman has been a motor journalist for over 30 years, reviewing automobile, as well as motorcycle ride reviews and accessory reviews.

His car articles have appeared in Robb Report Magazine,, and other media. His work has also appeared in Road Bike Magazine, Motorcycle Tour and Cruiser,, and others.

As motorcycle columnist for The Daily Herald in suburban Chicago, the paper became the only major circulation newspaper in the country to have a separate weekly section devoted to motorcycles. Later he wrote a weekly column for Cyclefocus Magazine.

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Scott Huntington
Special Assignments Writer

Scott Huntington is a writer and car fanatic from Harrisburg, PA. Check out his site or follow him on Twitter @SMHuntington.

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Anthony Fongaro

Anthony doesn’t always write in the third person, but when Anthony does, Anthony likes to make it quite obvious.
Follow Mr. Fongaro @thefongo on Twitter.

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Zeid Nasser

Zeid Nasser runs the fast-growing website The Intelligent Driver and lives in New York. Follow his Twitter and wildly-popular Instagram via the icons to the right.

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