Benjamin Preston

Benjamin Preston is an automotive journalist with the dubious distinction of having work both as a reporter and editor for The New York Times and as a mechanic at the Pep Boys in Fredericksburg, Va. His work has taken him to a few war zones, including Baghdad, Iraq and the Detroit auto show. When he's not writing or scouring the New York coast in search of surfable waves, he can often be found – greasy, tired and jubilant – beneath the hood of one of his fleet of obsolete G.M. grandpa cars.

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