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Automotive Traveler Magazine: Vol 3 Iss 3 Page 4

Contributors: The Team That Brought You This Issue of Automotive Traveler Magazine

Robyn Larson McCarthy ("The Road Ahead," "Old Faithful Road Trip," "Go Dogs Go!") brings more than 20 years of experience in publishing (and a 1964 Corvair convertible) to her position as editor of Automotive Traveler. She has worked for such diverse magazines 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 publisher, and serves as its editorial director.

As an industry analyst, market forecaster, marketing strategist, writer, and historian, Sam Fiorani ("Tank of Gas Adventure," "Behind the Wheel: 2011 VW Touareg Hybrid") 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. Follow Sam Fiorani on Twitter, read his column online, and check out his YouTube channel.

A freelance travel writer and seasoned international traveler who hails from Jacksonville, Florida, Debi Lander ("Where It All Began," "Road-Trip Food") 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. Her AutomotiveTraveler.com blog, Bimmer Dreamer, recounts numerous sagas of road trips taken in her 550i BMW, acquired through European delivery in Munich. 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.

Brad Bowling ("Crossfire Tire Fiasco") has been writing about and photographing cars for magazines since 1985. He was a member of the board of directors of the Mustang Club of America and has been the editor of Mustang Times, associate editor of Mustang Illustrated, editor of Old Cars Weekly News & Marketplace, director of website development for Charlotte Motor Speedway, and editor of Cars & Parts. Bowling served on Saleen Autosport's public relations staff in the late 1980s. His published credits include 14 books and countless magazine articles. He is probably best known for his definitive history of the Mustangs of Steve Saleen, The Saleen Book (1984-2003): 20 Years of Saleen Mustangs, published with his wife under their imprint Driveway Books LLC.

Brian A. Veit is the artistic talent behind Automotive Traveler'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.

Career General Motors guy Joseph Babiasz ("Cruising Round-Up") 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 to sniff out travel bargains and enjoys hopping on a cruise ship on a whim, especially if the price is low. He's always said there is no such thing as a bad cruise, and after 26, we think he should know.