iSeeCars obsessively covers the auto industry with news, reviews, and original studies and research.
Car Test Drive Expert ( Twitter )
An automotive enthusiast for most of his adult life, Aaron has worked in and around the industry in many ways. He is an accredited member of the International Motor Press Association (IMPA) and of the Rocky Mountain Automotive Press (RMAP) and freelances as a writer and journalist around the Web and in print. His writing ranges from do-it-yourself (DIY) mechanics to coverage of design as well as a look at future powertrain technologies. He has experience over the road as a professional truck driver and has test driven vehicles ranging from full-sized, 80,000 pound tractor-trailer rigs to tiny Fiat 500 city cars.
His first car was a 1984 Toyota Corolla which he called “The Golden Yoda.” Aaron often drove the car well beyond manufacturer’s intended limits, including a stint once to see how fast it would go in reverse. The cop that pulled him over said he was doing 17 mph.
His dream cars are a Mercedes-Benz Unimog, preferably from the 1960s or 1970s, and a Citroen 2CV (Deux Chevaux).
Jimmy writes and produces comics and videos for iSeeCars. He has more than 10 years of experience in video production, and he also writes the popular webcomic They Can Talk.
His first car was a Buick Electra. It was more comfortable than it was safe, with leather seats and a knack for losing its brakes.
Car Test Drive Expert ( Twitter )
John Goreham is a life-long car nut and recovering engineer. In addition to reviews and opinion stories, John likes to cover green vehicle and vehicle safety topics. In the early 1990s, he was part of a team that built a solar-electric race car from scratch. For 20 years he applied his engineering and sales talents in the high tech and bio-pharma industries, and published numerous articles in technical journals such as Chemical Processing Magazine. In 2008 he retired from that career and dedicated himself to chasing his dream of being an auto writer.
John has owned a number of fun cars, including a Mazda Miata, Toyota Supra, Honda Civic Si and Lexus IS 350 convertible. His current rides include an ’07 Highlander and ’16 Forester. Fun fact: John’s first new vehicle purchase, a 1990 Mitsubishi Mighty Max, came with roll-up windows and no radio.
John is the AAA Car Doctor, he has been writing and talking about cars for more than 30 years. He also hosts the Car Doctor radio program on WROL radio in Boston and has evaluated thousands of vehicles.
Over the years, John has owned a variety of weird and not too weird cars such as a Corvair convertible, 65 Mustang, odd motorcycles, scooters and was a very early electric-car adopter with a “Lectric Leopard.” When not talking about cars, he has been known to search out the best dive bars in Boston, Cape Cod and Florida.
Editor ( Email )
Julie Blackley is a Boston-based communications professional with experience working with nonprofit and consumer clientele. She joined the iSeeCars team in 2017.
The first car she ever drove was a 1990 Volvo station wagon that was quite safe for a teenage driver aside from the times she utilized the spacious trunk to haul members of her field hockey team to practice. Every car she has ever owned has included an Italian horn keychain in the glove compartment, a tradition passed down from her beloved grandfather as a symbol for protection.
Senior Editor ( Email )
Kara is an editor and writer with more than 13 years of experience. She’s been the proud owner of 10 cars and counting (eight that she personally shopped for and purchased), three bicycles and one moped.
Kara’s first car was a Ford Tempo, purchased by her mother so she could drive herself to her two jobs. Her dream car is an old school Land Cruiser or in theory, the BMW Hydrogen 7.
Phong is a car expert who is passionate about helping consumers find the best cars at the best deals by providing greater transparency through analytics and innovative solutions. He’s been frequently featured and quoted in media such as ABC News, CNBC, Consumer Reports, USA Today, Forbes, Fortune and Reuters.
Phong’s first car was a Nissan Sentra and his dream car is a Tesla Model X.
Thomas is an analyst with a passion for understanding and identifying key trends and interesting insights for the automotive industry and how consumers buy cars.
Car Test Drive Expert
William Maley has been an auto enthusiast for most of his life. His automotive writing career began accidentally when he submitted a story talking about his first practice at driving school only a couple days after getting oral surgery. Since then, he has been working as freelance writer for various automotive outlets covering various aspects from news to history.
His first car was a 2001 Pontiac Grand Prix that sadly spilled out all of its oil on a parking lot as it was creeping toward 200,000 miles on the odometer. Don’t ask what his dream car is, as it changes on a daily basis.
Editor ( Email )
Jacqui Trotta is a Boston-based journalism professional with experience working with CNN, Captivate Network, Fox and CBS. She has been on the iSeeCars team since 2012.
Her first car was a 1987 Toyota Camry that had a broken radio, which was a serious disappointment for a teenager. The day she sold the car the radio turned on (full blast) by itself. Her favorite car today is the Mini Cooper convertible.
James Hamel was an experienced auto journalist and road tester who had test driven over 400 new vehicles. He always loved helping people find the car that’s just right for them, that brings a smile to their face and brings a little more joy into their life.
For several years Jimmy Dinsmore has reviewed new vehicles, offering up a unique look and an interesting voice within the automotive community.
The first car he reviewed was a Ford Taurus SHO, and the first car he owned was an early 90s Dodge Aries K. Jimmy’s dream car is an Audi R8.
Suzanne Kane, an automotive writer with over 30 years of experience, covers the latest consumer, product and other auto-related information for iSeeCars. Originally from Michigan, with automotive roots going back through the family for decades with the original Big Three – GM, Ford, and Chrysler – Suzanne has always loved cars. You name it, and she’s either owned or driven it.
Her first car was a white Pontiac Bonneville convertible. Her favorite car, however, was the Chevrolet Z28 Camaro (she owned three of them). Now, it’s the Cadillac CTS.