As a journalist and as publisher and editorial director of The Car Connection, TCC Team has been covering the auto industry since 1979. One of the world’s most widely published automotive journalists, Paul’s work routinely appears in such publications as The Economist, Investor’s Business Daily,
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TCC’s editor spent the '70s toddling, the '80s regretting his wardrobe, and the '90s learning the auto industry, as an enthusiast and as a journalist. Marty earned his Bachelor of Arts (cum laude, with special honors in interwar European history) from Duke University in 1991, then joined the staff of Car and Driver magazine as the editor of UpFront, the news and information corner of the million-selling monthly. After five years of road tests, comparos, video and online work, he joined Mercedes-Benz U.S. International in
As associate editor of TCC, Bengt contributes with industry- and consumer-related news and assists in day-to-day editorial duties. He brings more than eight years of experience in automotive journalism — including positions on staff at Automobile, Car and Driver, and the British weekly Autocar. Halvorson has a rather eclectic background for an automotive writer, with Physics and Philosophy degrees from the
Author, journalist and historian, Mike holds a bachelor’s degree in history from Yale University, an M.S. in historic preservation from Eastern Michigan University, and has complete the course work for a doctorate in technological history at Wayne State University. Mr. Davis served as a reporter for the Miami Daily News and Business Week magazine before spending 27 years as a public relations and marketing executive at Ford Motor Company and the Evening News Association. He spent five years as executive director of the Detroit Historical Society, where he also served as a director and marketing vice president of the University Cultural Center Association. He is a adjunct professor of architectural history at
Call him The Car Connection’s curmudgeon-at-large. But to twist an old slogan, when Jerry Flint talks, people listen. And for good reason. Born an educated in
An expert auto veteran, Henny serves as European Bureau Chief of The Car Connection. Besides being one of
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Kate McLeod has written for magazines and newspapers for over 20 years. She writes for the CarConnection.com under GirlDriver, USA and has written for Houston Chronicle, More, Motion, Chief Executive, The New York Daily News, The New York Sun, ForbesAutos.com and Autobytel.com. Her column, GirlDriver, USA is syndicated in seven newspapers in Upstate New York. Ms. McLeod is the author Beetlemania, The Car That Captured the Hearts of Millions. She holds an MFA from Catholic University in Washington, D.C. and is also a playwright. She is First Vice President of the International Motor Press Association and a member of both The Authors and Dramatists Guilds.
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Eric Peters is a Washington, D.C.-based automotive writer and frequent contributor to the Detroit Free Press and Detroit News. He has written for the Wall Street Journal, Investors Business Daily and Washington Times, among others. In his free time, he enjoys working on old cars and currently owns a 1964 Chevy Corvair Monza coupe and 1976 Pontiac Trans-Am equipped with a modified 455 V-8.
Lens extraordinaire Brenda Priddy has earned a reputation as one of the world’s pre-eminent automotive “spy” photographers. Her undercover exclusives are a regular feature of The Car Connection. These popular stealth-type photos are in high demand and her client list has included publications such as Car and Driver, Road and Track, AutoWeek, Forbes, Fortune, Business Week and USA Today. Brenda's business has been highlighted in several print publications, including Newsweek, Motor Trend, Sports Car International, and various domestic and international newspapers, and her pictures have appeared in various books - from automotive interests to text books, and even encyclopedias.
Her first "cover shoot" was for the recently published book, Toyota FJ Cruiser, written by Larry Edsall and published by Motorbooks. Ms. Priddy contributed photos to nearly every chapter, and for the first time in many years, didn't have engineers and security personnel blocking her view.
In addition to lurking behind trees and juggling multiple cameras with high-tech lenses, Ms. Priddy also writes about the automotive industry and is a contributing editor and photographer with several national automotive publications. In what little free time there is left, Brenda devotes herself to volunteering as an advocate for AEDs (automatic external defibrillators), and is helping to bring these lifesaving devices into schools, work places and communities.
When not writing reviews, photographing future cars or promoting AEDs, Brenda relaxes with her husband of nearly 25 years, John, and her two children, Becca (a Theater Arts major) and Zak (a soon-to-be-famous rock guitarist and robotic engineer) . They live in
Rex Roy is a new contributing editor/photographer to TheCarConnection. Roy qualifies as an automotive junkie, having owned an speed shop, a piece of a high-performance driving school, and plenty of weird cars (mostly sleepers). Upon graduating from the University of Michigan in three years with distinction (1984), Roy was drawn to journalism. He, however, set out on a career in automotive marketing because the money was better. Born, raised and currently living in Grosse Pointe, Mich., Roy created award winning films and catalogs for many of Detroit's major advertising agencies including J.Walter Thompson (on Ford), Campbell-Mithun-Esty (on Jeep), and D'Arcy Detroit (on Pontiac and Cadillac). During these agency stints, and while operating his own marketing company (Regis Communications, Inc.), the freedom and intellectual honesty of journalism beckoned. In 2005, Roy finally gave in and began contributing for Edmunds.com. His work can now also be found here, and in traditional rags such as Sport Truck.
The automotive editor of the Oakland Press in
The Car Connection’s "On-Site Mechanic," Bob Weber, writes one of TCC’s most popular columns. A Virginia-based automotive and technical writer, Bob has nearly two decades of journalism experience. He has served as technical editor for Super Automotive Service, and has written for Motor, Motor/Age, Auto Body Repair News, Consumer Guide, Consumers Digest, and the Chicago Tribune, for which he currently writes a weekly automotive advice column, "Motormouth." Mr. Weber has worked as an auto mechanic, a shop manager, and a regional manager for an automotive service franchise operation. He is an ASE-certified Master Auto Technician, having first certified in 1976 and then re-certifying every five years since. He has worked on automobiles, trucks and small engines, and is a member of the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) and the SAE Service Technicians Society (STS), the International Motor Press Association (IMPA), and the Washington Automotive Press Association (WAPA). Mr. Weber has a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from
A former auto engineer, race driver and advanced technology vehicle test and development manager, Gary Witzenburg has been writing about automobiles, auto people and the auto industry for 18 years. He has been a regular contributor to a wide variety of national magazines including Playboy, Popular Mechanics, Car and Driver, Road & Track, Motor Trend, Autoweek and Automobile Quarterly and has authored eight automotive books. He is currently a Contributing Editor/Writer for Kelley Blue Book, The Robb Report, Automobilemag.com and AutoMedia.com in addition to TheCarConnection.com.
After more than seven years on staff at Auto Express,
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