Edmunds employee since 2003
What is the coolest thing about working at Edmunds?
What is cooler then working with fellow car nuts in a company dedicated to help non car nuts make sense of cars?
Tell us about your favorite Edmunds memory?
My interview by far was the best, 20 minutes discussing the inner workings of vehicle stability system and which is the most effective in the real world. That was pretty much it.
What do you like to do for fun?
Since 1993 I have been involved in Sidecar Racing which has been described as one of the most dangerous two man motorsports in the world, I call it fun. No roll cage, no seatbelts, no ABS just two people hitting speeds of 160+ mph only 2 inches from the ground. My other passion is traveling and adventuring. I have lived in a couple of countries and have hiked, climbed, dogsled, spelunked, repelled, bungeed, traveled by horse, camel, donkey, sailboat, train, dirt bike, driven and eaten through other countries and U.S. States.
Tell us about your first car:
First car I owned was a 1978 Pontiac Sunbird Hatchback beige, 3.8L V6 with a 4brl Carter carburetor and 115-ish horse power! Greatest concert car, never broke down and never got stopped. First sports car I bought was a S30 1973 Datsun 240Z Dark Blue. Among the many modifications were polished SU carburetors, headers, high voltage ignition, non U.S. spec 5-speed transmission, Shelby 500 aluminum rims, competition springs and neoprene suspension upgrades. Just starting her up seemed to attract the police. Finally blew a rod so I boxed her up. She is now my retirement project.
Tell us about what you currently drive:
If it's sunny then I drive a 1993 Nissan S13/240SX convertible with 220,000 miles. She now has a 5-speed transmission, upgrades to the ECU, intake, exhaust, suspension with tire and rims. If it's raining, then the 1991 Nissan S13/240SX Coupe with 210,000 miles. Bone stock and still averages 27mpg? If it's the weekend, then you may find me at Willow Springs racing my 1995 Spike Taylor F1 Sidecar trying to break 1:30.