TOM COTTERstarted off as a foreign car mechanic and car salesman before talking his way…
Contributors: Who’s in the Spring 2015 Issue
Is best known as the founding editor of Corvette Quarterly and as a long-time creator of Chevrolet advertising for Campbell-Ewald and MRM/McCann. Jerry was also part of the team that created Hagerty Classic Cars magazine in 2006. He is the author of three Corvette books, along with many other automotive articles, and he penned our feature on the Chevy V-8. These days he devotes much time to raising funds for researching cures for brain and lung cancers, which recently claimed the life of his 26-year-old son, Michael.
Jonathan A. Stein
Has been an automobile historian, writer and editor for more than 25 years. After 12 years at Automobile Quarterly, he joined Hagerty in 2004; two years later he helped to establish a new magazine now known as Hagerty Classic Cars. With his help, HCC has become a multiple award winner, recently recognized by FOLIO magazine with the Eddie Award for the best series of articles (“The Psychology of Collecting”). His latest installment, “The Thunderbolt,” explores the moment when a particular car changes your life forever.
Is a Video Production Specialist for Hagerty. As such, he spends his working hours making videos about cool cars. He’s had a lifelong passion for photography, filmmaking and the outdoors, and his dream classic is a yellow 1969 Chevrolet Impala convertible, just like the one his grandpa had when Justin was a child. Last May, he shot Hagerty’s Project Portland Internet show, and his still photography from the week accompanies Stefan Lombard’s experiential story about the show and its aftereffects.
Was first inspired by design when he saw the 1959 Cadillac Cyclone at the Philadelphia Auto Show. At age 11, he wrote a letter to GM Design saying he wanted to be a car designer. The company wrote back, outlining the steps he needed to take to achieve his dream. In 2003, he was named VP of GM Design North America — only the sixth design head in GM history. In 2005, he became the first person to lead all of GM’s Global Design Centers as VP of Global Design. In this issue, he discusses his five favorite production Cadillacs.