Fall 2016 Contributors

Brendan McAleer
is an independent automotive writer and photographer based in North Vancouver, BC. At age 8 he learned to drive stick shift in a Land Rover Series III, and he spent his youth beneath a 1967 MGB. He has been grease smudged ever since. He is a member of the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada, and he writes for the Globe and Mail newspaper, Road & Track and elsewhere. For us he has the story of Pierre and Justin Trudeau — father/son prime ministers with a shared love of the Mercedes 300SL. It appears on page 44.

P.J. O’Rourke
is a political reporter who’s been moonlighting as an automotive journalist since 1976. He became editor-in-chief of National Lampoon in 1978 and for 15 years was the foreign affairs editor for Rolling Stone. He is the author of 17 books, including Driving Like Crazy and his latest title, Thrown Under the Omnibus: A Reader. He lives in New Hampshire with his family and a small, bedraggled car collection, including a 1984 Jeep Scrambler he bought new and has never washed. On page 50, he addresses the convertibles that consumed us in the late 1970s.

Donald Osborne
is a classic car consultant, appraiser, historian and writer. He is a regular on CNBC’s Jay Leno’s Garage in his segment “Assess & Caress with Donald Osborne,” in which he discusses collector car values and trends. His writing appears in Sports Car Market, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal and Art & Antiques magazine, and he is the author of the forthcoming book Stile Transatlantico/ Transatlantic Style: A Romance of Chrome & Fins, published by Coachbuilt Press. For this issue, we sent him to the wilds of an Import Face-Off event. Read his report on page 60.

Sam Posey
began racing in 1965, and over the ensuing decade raced nearly everything on four wheels. He covered the Indy 500 for 20 years as a broadcaster for ABC, won an Emmy for writing in 1989 and is part of the NBC Sports Formula One broadcast team. The author of three books, The Mudge Pond Express, Playing with Trains and Where the Writer Meets the Road, Posey is a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design. He returns to Hagerty to share his incredible experiences behind the microphone at Indy. You’ll find the story on page 36.

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