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tim75 Tim Healey Managing Editor

Tim Healey grew up around the auto-parts business and has always had a love for cars — his parents joke his first word was “‘Vette”. Despite this, he wanted to pursue a career in sports writing but he ended up falling semi-accidentally into the automotive-journalism industry, first at Consumer Guide Automotive and later at Web2Carz.com. He also worked as an industry analyst at Mintel Group and freelanced for About.com, CarFax, Vehix.com, High Gear Media, Torque News, FutureCar.com, Cars.com, among others, and of course Vertical Scope sites such as AutoGuide.com, Off-Road.com, and HybridCars.com. He’s an urbanite and as such, doesn’t need a daily driver, but if he had one, it would be compact, sporty, and have a manual transmission.

posky-imageMatt Posky News and Social Media Contributor

Matt Posky ran the popular slice-of-life blog You Monsters Are People and had a bizarre humor column in Penthouse Magazine. As a toddler, he converted dozens of cardboard boxes into imaginary automobiles. As a rowdy teen, he intentionally wrecked a junked Chevrolet Beretta in a dirt parking lot to settle a bet and attempted to convert a Plymouth Voyager Turbo into a front-wheel drag car during the Great Recession. Having worked in corporate media and public relations for automotive clients, he was made gently bitter by all the glossy falseness in advertising — and eventually abandoned that scene to write full-time. He’s driven more rental cars in more states than any human should ever have to and owned as many motorcycles as he has automobiles.

Timothy CainTimothy Cain Contributing Sales Analyst

Timothy Cain was slow to speak — by choice, not because of ability. Headway was eventually made, as up until the negotiations began between the speech therapist and the three-year-old, the only words Tim would speak were the names of cars. True story, mostly. Surely the paternally infused vehicular fascination would ultimately lead to auto industry work. After a youthful trek into category space analysis in the grocery industry, Timothy began writing car reviews in print media in 2004 and launched GoodCarBadCar.net in 2007. Timothy and his growing family live in Prince Edward Island and operate a 2015 Honda Odyssey and a 2004 Mazda MX-5 Miata as daily drivers.

Murilee MartinMurilee Martin Junkyard Finds Author

Murilee Martin got hooked on cars in early childhood when he rode in his father’s ’67 Ford Custom 500 with 289, floor-shift 3-speed, and manual overdrive. Later childhood experiences with a pair of Fiat 128s sealed the deal. He has relied on British Leyland products for daily transportation. He has owned terrible Detroit cars, terrible Japanese cars, and terrible European cars; a Competition Orange ’68 Mercury Cyclone vies with a ’76 Peugeot 504 for the position of ex-car he most wishes he could have back. His writer’s resume includes junk mail, transit-bus shop manuals, sadomasochistic pornography, and some other gigs too shameful to mention. He has worked as an Orange County performance artist. Someday he will own a GAZ-3102 Volga, because he feels that the GAZ-21 Volga lacks the requisite Brezhnevian charm.

Matthew Guy Contributor

Whether it’s wheeling an off-road rig over rough terrain, hauling trailers with a pickup truck, or powersliding a sportscar, Matthew is never far from something with four wheels and an engine. He also enjoys terrible GM products from the ’80s and ’90s, especially Oldsmobile sedans. Find him on Facebook and Instagram @DudeDrivesCars.

Chris Tonn Contributor

Chris Tonn is a lifelong classic sportscar enthusiast, as he was driven home from the hospital in his father’s Datsun 260Z. He thinks it still had the awful flat-top carburetors, but as he was three days old at the time, he can’t be certain. He grew up around sports cars from Datsun and MG, but will happily lust over cars from any country and manufacturer. An Iranian-built Peugeot is near the top of his must-own list. As a father of two active girls, Chris drives a newer Chrysler minivan – though something with a big block and Di-Noc would be a perfect replacement – and uses a rusty old Miata as a shelf, waiting for the day that it can be uncovered as a priceless barn find. Find all of his work at christonn.com.

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