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The founding editor and editorial director of AutomotiveTraveler.com and Automotive Traveler magazine, Richard Truesdell gets pretty creative when planning his itineraries: driving Lima, Peru to Quito, Ecuador in a Ferrari 599; retracing the route of the cult classic Vanishing Point in a vintage Hemi Challenger and the brand-new Challenger SRT8 (the first auto journalist to do so); even taking a Jeep Wrangler in General Patton's tank tracks from Normandy to Bastogne just after the terrorist attacks of September 11th. He recently shared memories of "the greatest week of his life": driving a Ford GT and a Dodge Viper on an epic journey across Europe and around a few famous tracks. Keep up with Richard Truesdell's latest travels and vehicle reviews through Automotive Traveler's Facebook page.
Robyn Larson McCarthy brings more than 20 years of publishing experience (and a 1964 Corvair convertible) to her position as editor of Automotive Traveler. She has worked for magazines as diverse as Reason and Mobile Electronics, been published in The Wall Street Journal, Investor's Business Daily, USA Today, and The Journal of Commerce, and served as a policy analyst for the Independent Women's Forum. A graduate of Vassar College and the National Journalism Center, she won second place in the 1993 Felix Morley Journalism Competition. In 2000, she co-founded The Armarium Press, a business and children's book publishing company, and serves as its editorial director. She pens two columns for Automotive Traveler: "The Road Ahead," in which she has written about topics from the Saudi ban on women drivers to the hype over the Chevy Volt, and "Go Dogs Go!" about hitting the road with woman's best friend. Her most recent feature, Old Faithful Road Trip, chronicled a 10 days' journey to some of America's most beloved national parks.
As an industry analyst, market forecaster, marketing strategist, writer, and historian, Sam Fiorani has more slashes next to his name than a Hollywood mogul. He writes to tell stories about cars, to educate and inform, and to impress his 11th-grade English teacher, Mrs. Gardill, who told him to find a day job. His current projects include a regular newspaper column, a book on little-known cars of the 1980s, staying ahead of the oil spewing from his MG, and finding sponsors for the restoration of his 20-year-old pocket rocket. He prepared "The 1st Annual Automotive Traveler's Car Guide," as well as regular Behind the Wheel vehicle reviews and Tank-of-Gas Adventure features for Automotive Traveler. Follow Sam Fiorani on Twitter, read his column online, and check out his YouTube channel.
Cindy-Lou Dale ("Rooibos on Route 62" and other features) is a well-traveled writer on many topics and is Automotive Traveler's resident road warrior, having accumulated more than her fair share of frequent flyer miles. An award-winning writer and photographer, she has contributed articles for magazines around the world, including TIME, National Geographic, and numerous other titles. Born in Southern Africa, she currently lives in England. Visit her online at CindyLouDale.com or read her blog at AutomotiveTraveler.com.
At times Carmen Madrid finds it hard to choose between writing and breathing. A freelance travel and opinion writer, she grew up in California but now writes from the hills of New Hampshire. She is co-founder of an independent book publishing company, The Armarium Press, and has written for Automotive Traveler on subjects that range from the annual all-women Gazelle Rally across Morocco to Toyota's take on the "Hispanic pride" movement to pro-bike crusaders. Having spent more than 20 years in the corporate arena, half of it in management, she always thinks someone is waiting to hear her opinion. Her own car collection has included a 1969 Mustang and 1970 Chevy Luv Truck, to name a few.
A freelance travel writer and seasoned international traveler who hails from Jacksonville, Florida, Debi Lander considers photography her hobby and has a keen interest in Cs: cars, cooking, and children (she's known as Mimi to her six grandkids), and visits to castles, cathedrals, and the Caribbean. She is a former marathon runner whose body told her to switch to yoga. A regular contributor to Automotive Traveler's "Road-Trip Food" column, she has also written and photographed features on travel adventures ranging from driving the Antrim Coast in Northern Ireland to exploring some of the All-American roads here at home. Read more of Debi Lander's writings on her website, ByLanderSea.com, or at her travel journal and food blog, By~Lander~Sea Food Tales.
Career General Motors guy Joseph Babiasz continues to follow his twin passions of cars and travel. After retiring from GM, he owned West Coast Car Connection, a classic car restoration and sales operation that sold solid Southern California iron, and then launched Collector Car Enterprise to offer seminars on purchasing quality collector cars. A monthly contributor to four national automotive magazines, he has a nose for sniffing out travel bargains and enjoys hopping on a cruise ship on a whim, especially if the price is low. He recently spent three weeks visiting the Costa del Sol, reporting on the experience for Automotive Traveler in the series "Spain: Living Like a Local One Week at a Time."
Brian A. Veit is the artistic talent behind Automotive Traveler magazine's covers. A professional presentation specialist, his clients range from the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation to Jack Morton Worldwide. He has teamed up with companies in North America and Europe for projects from the boardroom to the ballroom, and sometimes even the odd amphitheater, and has also produced numerous long- and short-lead press presentations for GM, Chrysler, and Ford. He has years of traditional theater experience as well, from lighting and scenic design to touring as assistant carpenter with the 14th national tour of CATS! He has worked as a freelance designer under the business moniker ScrewHead Graphics since 2002.