Jeff’s stories are published around the world. He has written for Sun Media in Canada since 2005, Bombardier Experience magazine, Cigar Aficionado in the U.S., South Africa’s Live Out Loud and Singapore’s Prestige magazine. As an automotive authority, Jeff has held numerous senior editor positions, including a four year tenure as the Editor-at-large for Yahoo! Autos based in Sunnyvale, California. It is this experience as a celebrated journalist and life-long storyteller that Jeff brings to his position as Founder and Editor In Chief of VICARIOUS. Life begins at 300 km/h! email@example.com
Ever since he can remember, Matt has been obsessed with everything motorized. He was licensed to drive within seconds of legality and his first vehicle was a custom built, small-block Chevy powered S-10 Blazer that he and his dad helped put together.
The old man’s influence didn’t stop with cars either. Just a few years after building that Blazer, Matt signed up for a weekend course with dad and the two earned their motorcycle endorsements and Matt quickly made use of his borrowing privileges for dad’s Harleys. Ever since then, Matt’s obsession has fixated on a life on two wheels.
Years of magazine reading, movie watching (Gone in 60 Seconds ftw!) and Hot Wheels collecting has given Vancouver, BC native Dan Heyman what some would say is an unhealthy obsession with all things motorcar. His dream drive? A 1971 Porsche 917K racer on Circuit de La Sarthe in Le Mans, France.
Mark Hacking is an award-winning editor/writer/photographer with over 25 years’ experience working with leading publications around the world. His byline has appeared in Architectural Digest, Azure, Departures, enRoute, Forza, The Globe and Mail, Intersection, Luxury Magazine, Montecristo, NUVO, Robb Report and the Toronto Star.
He’s also the former editor of Canada’s most prominent motorsport magazine, Ignition, the former associate editor of multiple award-winning automotive lifestyle magazine DRIVEN, and the former editor of MODALINA, an award-winning luxury lifestyle magazine distributed around the world through Air Canada Maple Leaf Lounges.
Mark has also competed in a range of motorsports over the past 20 years. He finished on the class podium at Targa Newfoundland three consecutive times from 2004-06. In 2011, he raced at the Nürburgring Nordschleife with the factory Aston Martin team. In 2013, he became the first journalist to race in the Ferrari Challenge, finishing third in class in both outings. In 2019, he was the first journalist in the world to race in the Jaguar I-PACE eTrophy, the first-ever all-electric production car race series.
Steven Bochenek (pronounced b-KEN-uk, not how you thought) has written professionally since 1989, although the first 15 years of his career were spent in marketing agencies. In 2007, he started writing automotive reviews and travel features to create content for Daily XY, an online guys’ magazine he edited.
Stephanie Wallcraft is a multiple award-winning automotive journalist and is the President of the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada. She was raised by an auto worker and spent her childhood honing her affinity for all things fast on four wheels in the grandstands at the Molson Indy.
Kelly Taylor took over an automotive section from an editor who didn't drive, and hasn't looked back since. He's moved on from editing to writing and loves the freedom unshackling from the desk provides.
Winner of multiple awards, including twice as Canadian Automotive Journalist of the Year and the recipient of the 2015 Gold Medallion and Best in Newspapers award from the International Automotive Media Competition, Taylor's passion is everything automotive.
He's covered cars on three continents and looks forward to one day completing the circuit, though a media event Down Under seems unlikely.
When not taking a deep dive into some automotive topic, he spends time at the local archery range perfecting his shot or the local golf course working on his drive. He's also an avid amateur radio enthusiast, competing in several competitions.
Whether it’s wheeling a Land Rover across the deserts of western Utah, climbing over the red rocks of Nevada in a Ram Power Wagon, or bidding on collector cars at the Barrett-Jackson auction in Arizona, Matthew is never far from something with four wheels and an engine.
Justin W. Coffey is a freelance photojournalist and co-creator of WESTx1000, a multimedia company that creates unique content for the motorcycle, motorsport and adventure travel communities. He has spent the past decade traveling the world like Caine, shooting photos of things that go fast, eating Oreos and sleeping in uncomfortable places. When not on the road to ruin, he splits his free time between Baja California and the American Southwest, where he can be found eating tacos, and riding his dual-sport motorcycle on a desolate beach or down a forgotten dirt road. You can see more of his work at jwcoffey.com
Kevin's love of all things automobile can be traced back to a trip to Italy and a visit to some relatives where, at the tender age of 9, he was introduced to the finer workings of a manual transmission – on a hillside, in a rickety Fiat.
Harry has been writing about cars and the people who make them for more than 20 years and in that time, he’s driven more than $55 million worth of vehicles. Harry has seen them all, good and bad, and he has seen a lot of the world through a windshield. He’s driven on roads in every province and territory in Canada and every state in the U.S. except Rhode Island and Louisiana. He has also driven in Mexico, France, Italy, Germany and Japan and attended every major (and a few minor) auto shows in North America, plus Frankfurt, Paris and Tokyo. A wily veteran of automotive journalism, he has shivered in the cold of the Arctic Circle, basked on a beach in Hawaii and driven on some of North America’s premiere race tracks. Does Harry have the ideal job? You be the judge.
For the past five years, Will has since quit his day job and writes about cars for a living. Still a freelancer based in Montreal, he currently collaborates to a variety of Canadian and American media outlets, both in English and in French.
Benjamin Yong is a freelance writer and longtime Automobile Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC) member hailing from Greater Vancouver. He's usually found either putting pen to paper, writing about everything from vehicles and tech to food and travel, or tinkering on one of his cars.
Lisa became fascinated with vehicles during her formative years in Europe. Returning to North America, the fascination continued. She combined her passion for writing, travel and cars during a four-year assignment with Carguide Magazine.
Since 2011, her bi-weekly column, Lady Driven, appears in Atlantic Canada’s Saltwire Network, including the Halifax Chronicle-Herald. Lisa runs an event management company, Odyssey International Limited, which takes her on motoring adventures across the continent and provides fodder for her stories.
Driving and crewing for race teams at the drag strip, the stock car track and road race courses helps fuel Jim's enthusiasm but the real joy is experiencing our vast country on road trips around North America.
The editor of IsraelAutoTech.com, former editor-in-chief of CarBuzz, and longtime foreign correspondent for Autoblog, Noah's work has appeared in such publications as Car and Driver, Road & Track, The New York Times, and right here in Vicarious.
Peter Bleakney has been a car nut for as long as he can remember. Peter has won the Wakefield Castrol Award for Journalism in vehicle testing and two Pirelli Photography awards. He also contributes regularly to Autotrader.ca and the Robb Report.
Jeff is fortunate to have a dual career as a freelance automotive journalist and a producer for internationally-acclaimed production company Echo Bay Media, both of which help feed his insatiable wanderlust.
The past dozen years have seen Jeff share his award-winning photography and writing through several print and online publications, but when not behind the camera or keyboard, he’s happiest when behind the handlebars of a motorcycle or the wheel of his classic BMW M Roadster, exploring places he’s never been before, and checking out the local culture and cuisine.
Garry, a four-time world record holder for long distance driving, has been road tripping the planet for more than half a century. His writing has appeared in the Globe & Mail, Toronto Star, Postmedia, Automobile Magazine and others.
He and his wife / business partner Lisa Calvi have produced more than 250 automotive product launches and driving adventures.