2017 Board Of Advisers
Sam Haymart – General Secretary Raised in Northern California and now a resident of Phoenix, Sam Haymart has published both video and written automotive content across various channels through his company Steed Publications since 2006. His main focus is hosting and producing automotive test drive reviews and news with his YouTube video channel TestDrivenTV, in addition to niche automotive news websites focused on trucks, SUV’s and high performance cars. When not working he enjoys running, strength-training, and finding new natural foods to obsess on.
Tyson Hugie – Membership, Treasurer Tyson Hugie grew up in a family of gearheads and enjoys anything to do with automotive and motorsports. He is a contributing editor to Redline Reviews, a YouTube channel with coverage from major auto shows. He also writes for Arizona Driver Magazine and holds leadership positions with a number of car clubs. Tyson has lived in Arizona for 10 years and his current obsession is Japanese cars from the early 1990s which, though hard to believe, are now becoming classics. Tyson can usually be found exploring offbeat and obscure road trip destinations on his blog “Drive to Five,” which started as a way to share travel stories and experiences with his now-550,000-mile Acura.
Cathy Droz An automotive lifestyle journalist, she has worked in the automotive field for over 20 years. Best known for her auto reviews from a woman’s perspective, she has test driven over 500 manufacturer’s cars and had her reviews published in newspapers, magazines, and on the internet, as well as on local television and her own radio show. Her book, ‘Do These High Heels Make Me Look Stupid’ was born of her desire to prepare women car buyers with the information and confidence to negotiate for their next car on their own. Thus her ‘High Heels Certified’ dealer sales training and certification program was conceived.
Larry Edsall A former daily newspaper sports editor, Larry Edsall spent a dozen years as an editor at AutoWeek magazine before making the transition to writing for the Web and becoming the author of more than 15 books. In addition to being Editorial Director at ClassicCars.com, Larry has written for The New York Times, writes a weekly automotive feature for The Detroit News and is an adjunct honors professor at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State Univeristy.
Nicole James Nicole James has been involved in the automotive world her entire life. Her dream car is a 1965 Ford Mustang which she bought as her first car at the age of 16. She currently drives a 2005 Mustang affectionately known as Marilyn, and uses the car to participate in track events. Nicole joined the ClassicCars.com Content and Marketing team in 2014. Nicole is Editor-in-Chief of Car Street Journal, an online publication catering to the Arizona car enthusiast community, as well as a contributor for ClassicCars.com.
Sandra Munoz Entrepreneur, Lifestyle and Auto blogger, Columnist for Prensa Hispana and active bilingual social media influencer. As the founder of Latinaology, has had the opportunity to collaborate with some incredible travel, food, health, beauty, and entertainment brands. She works to develop a bridge between brands and practical lifestyle applications. Sure, a car review is wonderful to read, but she likes to include the experience you can have on a road trip with that car under review.
Brenda Priddy Brenda Priddy has earned a reputation as one of the world’s top automotive “spy” photographers. Her undercover exclusives are a regular feature of LeftLaneNews.com, autos.sympatico.ca and other popular websites. Her client list also includes such publications as AutoWeek, Car & Driver, Road and Track, USA Today and the New York Times. Brenda’s business has been highlighted in Newsweek, Motor Trend, Sports Car International, and various domestic and international newspapers, and her pictures have appeared in various books – from automotive interests to textbooks, and even encyclopedias.