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    Larry Edsall

    A former daily newspaper sports editor, Larry Edsall spent a dozen years as an editor at AutoWeek magazine before making the transition to writing for the Web and becoming the author of more than 15 books. In addition to being Editorial Director at ClassicCars.com, Larry has written for The New York Times, writes a weekly automotive feature for The Detroit News and is an adjunct honors professor at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University.

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    Bob Golfen

    Bob Golfen is a longtime automotive writer and editor, focusing on new vehicles, collector cars, car culture and the automotive lifestyle. He is the former automotive writer and editor for The Arizona Republic and SPEED.com, the website for the SPEED motorsports channel. He has written free-lance articles for a number of publications, including Autoweek, The New York Times and Barrett-Jackson auction catalogs. A collector car enthusiast with a wide range of knowledge about the old cars that we all love and desire, Bob enjoys tinkering with archaic machinery. His current obsession is a 1962 Porsche 356 Super coupe.

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    Carter Nacke

    Carter Nacke is a graduate of the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University. He began his career at KTAR News 92.3 FM in Phoenix, the largest news radio station in Arizona, where he specialized in breaking news and politics. A burgeoning interest in classic cars took him to the Journal in 2018. He's still on the hunt for his dad's old 1969 Camaro.

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    Andy Reid

    Andy Reid's first car, purchased at age 15, was a 1968 Fiat 124 coupe. His second, obtained by spending his college savings fund, was a 1966 Ferrari 330 GT 2+2. Since then, he has owned more than 150 cars—none of them normal or reasonable—as well as numerous classic motorcycles and scooters. A veteran of film, television, advertising and helping to launch a few Internet-based companies, Reid was a columnist for Classic Motorsports magazine for 12 years and has written for several other publications. He is considered an expert in European sports and luxury cars and is a respected concours judge. He lives in Canton, Connecticut.

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    Benjamin Preston

    Benjamin Preston is one of the few automotive journalists on Earth who can boast of having worked at both the Pep Boys in Fredericksburg, Virginia (as a mechanic) and the New York Times (not as a mechanic). A lifelong everyday-schlub-car enthusiast, he owns, wrenches on and drives a handful of boring grandpa cars that are now deemed interesting simply by merit of being very old.

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    Dirk de Jager

    A racer's son, Dirk de Jager is a Belgian-based photographer raised in a family of car enthusiasts. While his passion started out with classic Italian cars, it has expanded to include other nationalities with a preference for cars of the 1930s to 1950s. Dirk can often be found at top classic car events in Europe and the United States, whether on a racetrack, rally or concours field. For the past decade he has photographed numerous rare classic cars either for international magazines, commercial work, auction company's or private collectors. In addition to photography, he tests classic cars and assists collectors in managing their collections and showing cars at leading concours.

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    Howard Koby

    Howard graduated with honors from the Art Center College of Design in California. He has been a photographer and automotive journalist for 35 years out of his Los Angeles studio. He has been published in Hot Rod, AutoWeek, Road & Track, Car and Driver, Jaguar Journal, Forza, Vintage Motorsport, Classic Motorsports, Robb Report, Motor Trend Classic, Hemmings Muscle Machines, and 50 Years of Road & Track (MBI Publishing). He has served on the Advisory Committee of the Transportation Design Department at Art Center College of Design. He is the author of the books Top Fuel Dragsters of the 1970s and Pro Stock Dragsters of the 1970s, both available on amazon.com.

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    Jed Rapoport

    Jed's father's life long passion for old cars was passed to him, and at the tender age of three weeks he attended his first car show, the AACA Fall National meet in Hershey. Jed is an MC at the Greenwich Concours d'Elegance and judge at several other events. Jed has authored several books on cars and collecting and is considered an authority on the subject of Smith and Briggs & Stratton motor wheels and the vehicles they powered.

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    Jim McCraw

    Jim McCraw has been writing about cars, motorcycles, design, technology, car people and racing for 50 years, in such publications as Hot Rod Deluxe, Super Chevy, Muscle Mustangs, Road & Track, Car and Driver, Popular Mechanics, Popular Science, Penthouse, Winding Road, The Mercedes-Benz Star, AutoWeek, The New York Times, and a number of European publications. He was executive editor of Motor Trend, editor of Hot Rod and Super Stock. He co-holds the record for the drive from Prudhoe Bay, Alaska, to Key West, Florida, 96:22, and has run in major events such as the Mille Miglia Storica in Italy, Goodwood, the California Mille, the Colorado Grand, the New England 1000, Forza Mille, and four One Lap Of America competitions He owns a pristine Mercedes-Benz E-Class sedan.

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    Jim Resnick

    Jim Resnick began his career as a writer, reporter and photographer for magazines including Vette, Hot Rod, Chevy High Performance and Car Craft. In 1996, he launched Bimmer Magazine as its editor-in-chief. He also was technical editor of Sports Car International. Later, he did public relations and marketing for Mercedes-Benz, Ferrari and Jaguar Land Rover, and thus brings a unique perspective to his reporting and writing. He also is a "recovering" racer and guitarist.

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    Jim Volgarino

    At age 12, Jim Volgarino peeked under the hood of his grandfather’s 1957 Oldsmobile and saw a Rocket 88 for the first time. He was hooked. Following stints in the Air Force, the newspaper business, the printing business, and the teaching business he’s finally settled into his first love… automotive writing. He’s covered everything from Bonneville Speed Week to the Lambrecht Chevrolet auction in Pierce, Nebraska, from his home in Cedar Falls, Iowa. He’s owned pretty much anything and everything with a motor and wheels. Currently, he’s restoring a 1964 Chevrolet Impala SS 409.

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    Kevin A. Wilson

    Kevin A. Wilson is a freelance automotive editor, writer and historian working in the Detroit area. Currently a contributing editor to both Car and Driver and Popular Mechanics, he previously worked at AutoWeek magazine in various roles including Executive Editor, Senior Editor for Special Projects and as a columnist. He has served as a judge at many automotive art shows, car shows and concours, and is chief judge for the annual Ypsilanti Orphan Car Show. He lives in Waterford, MI with his wife Toni in the same home where they raised their three sons.

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    Larry Crane

    Larry Crane has been an automotive literature aficionado from childhood. Car books and magazines represented most of his reading experience. He moved to Southern California in his early twenties to be close to his favorite cars. After a WestPac stint in the Navy, he was offered a position redesigning Motor Trend magazine. Then, for Steve Earle, he created America's first vintage road racing magazine as both editor and designer. FromVintage Racer he joined Road & Track and then David E. Davis Jr., asked him to help create a new kind of car magazine, Automobile. After 12 years, Crane took his family back to Los Angeles to create his dream magazine, AUTO Aficionado, which attracted an impressive cadre of the most influential members of the collector car hobby until the national economy made that one impossible to continue.

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    Larry Nutson

    Larry Nutson is an auto industry veteran, a mechanical engineer by education and an automobile enthusiast at heart. His diverse automotive career includes a youthful stint in semi-pro drag racing, twenty-five years working for Volkswagen of America, three years of Chevrolet strategy planning at Campbell-Ewald Advertising, and a position as founding member of the Detroit-based Individual Communicators Network (ICN). He is a past chairperson of the SAE International Public Affairs Committee, has provided public relations services for SAE Congress and Formula SAE and was a consultant and sponsorship representative for the Woodward Dream Cruise in Detroit. Larry is the Chicago Bureau Chief for The Auto Channel and resides in Chicago.

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    Larry Printz

    Larry Printz is an automotive editor for WVEC-TV ABC 13 in Norfolk, Virginia. His work also is carried via the McClatchy-Tribune Syndicate and typically reaches a readership of nearly 8 million a month. He was automotive editor at Virginia's largest newspaper, The Virginian-Pilot and also worked at The Morning Call in Allentown, Pennsylvania. He has written for several national magazines, including Men's Health and Consumers Digest, and is a judge at several concours.

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    Marty Schorr

    Marty Schorr is an automotive journalist, public relations consultant, historian, and founding editor of VETTE Magazine. Marty is author of Motion Performance: Tales of a Muscle Car Builder and editor of CarGuyChronicles.com. A lifelong high-performance car enthusiast, he owns a Mercedes-Benz 560SL, a C6 Corvette convertible and a Ford GT. Marty lives with his wife Sharon in Sarasota, Florida.

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    Rebecca Nguyen

    An experienced automotive motorsports photographer and enthusiast of all things with wheels, Rebecca Nguyen is the Social Media Guru of ClassicCars.com. Former Marketing and Project Coordinator for Voodoo13 and Ksport USA, Rebecca has a unique perspective developed from being on several different sides of the automotive world. From developing innovative automotive products to doing her own DIY modifications on her 2003 Subaru WRX and 2014 Ducati Monster, Rebecca’s passion for the hobby brings fresh ideas to The Journal. In addition, she has spent many years publishing event coverage for events like SEMA, Formula Drift, and Global RallyCross while coordinating the annual Future Classic Car Show in Scottsdale Arizona.

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    Rick Carey

    Rick Carey began reporting on collector car auctions in 1991. Working with Parker Converse's LOTS in the early '90s he helped to develop a narrative form that identified equipment, specification and condition descriptions to flesh out reports and to bring new depth to auction reporting. He has been auctions editor for Sports Car Market, Victory Lane, Car Collector and sportscardigest.com. His reports are available on rickcarey.com.

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    Steve Evans

    Steve Evans is a second-generation car guy whose passion for collector cars spans all eras. A Phoenix resident, Steve served as director of the Arizona Concours d'Elegance and is the editor of a vintage motoring blog. A collector of all things automotive, Steve's current object of interest is a Bentley MkVI James Young Coupe.

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    Steve Purdy

    Steve Purdy has been writing about and photographing cars, both old and new, for over 30 years. His words and images have appeared in more than a dozen publications and his photos have been featured in a variety of galleries. He has been involved in radio, film and TV projects as well including the creation of his own radio show about automobiles and motorsports that is currently part of the Web-based Michigan Business Network. His first love is classic and collector cars which, he says, represent the best in automobile aesthetics.

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    Tom Strongman

    Tom Strongman has been writing about automobiles, both new and vintage, as the automotive editor of the Kansas City Star for more than 25 years. He left the paper in 2001 to become its Contributing Editor. His work is syndicated in 20 newspapers through the Universal Uclick Syndicate, the St. Louis Suburban Journals and the Columbus Dispatch. He writes a monthly column for AAA's Home and Away Magazine website and a chain of suburban lifestyle magazines. He authored "Wheels of Dreams," a coffee-table book that is a compilation of his vintage car stories. He has covered several Formula One races plus the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

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    Tom Trace

    Tom Trace has been producing automotive content including broadcast, web and print features for more than 20 years. He has contributed to Speed Channel, AutoWeek magazine, Fox, ESPN, ABC, Discovery, A&E, NBC Sports, Velocity Network, Barrett-Jackson, Mecum, Auctions America, Ford, Chevrolet, Porsche and many others. He is the founder of HotRodders4Humanity, a non-profit organization that benefits children with cancer and their families. Tom resides in Indianapolis and at www.TomTrace.com.

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    Tyson Hugie

    Tyson Hugie grew up in a family of gearheads and enjoys anything to do with automotive and motorsports. He is a contributing editor to Redline Reviews, a YouTube channel with coverage from major auto shows. He also writes for Arizona Driver Magazine and holds leadership positions with a number of car clubs. Tyson has lived in Arizona for 10 years and his current obsession is Japanese cars from the early 1990s which, though hard to believe, are now becoming classics. Tyson can usually be found exploring offbeat and obscure road trip destinations on his blog "Drive to Five," which started as a way to share travel stories and experiences with his now-550,000-mile Acura.

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    William Hall

    William Hall is a writer, classic car broker and collector based in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin. He has spent the whole of his professional career in the automotive industry, starting as an auto-parts delivery driver at the age of 16 to working for some of the nation's premier restoration shops. He is a concours judge and a consultant to LeMay-America's Car Museum in Tacoma, Washington.

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