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! firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Jim Kenzie has been Canada's foremost automotive journalist for four decades.
Weekly columns in The Toronto Star Wheels section (38 years) and 'Kenzie's Korner” on TSN's Motoring TV (35 years) reflected his often-unique views on cars and driving.
His engineering background (B. A. Sc., University of Toronto) gives him added credibility in this increasingly technical world.
He has been a professional-grade race / rally driver since his early-twenties.
Jim has also been a life-long campaigner for safer roads and vehicles, and improved driver training and licencing.
Jim lives in Halton Hills Ontario with his ever-indulgent wife Sandra. He keeps his lovely 1977 American Motors Hornet hatchback in his Barn.
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.
Award-winning journalist, photographer, and contributor for leading publications like The New York Times, Car and Driver, Forbes, Hemmings, Popular Mechanics, TREAD Magazine, Outside, and more, Mercedes Lilienthal creates engaging editorial covering all aspects of the automotive industry, global travel and the experiences going along with it, and inspirational people doing their part to change it. Mercedes appreciates diversity and paves her way through adversity by sharing her experiences with the world. She uses creativity as a wordsmith to craft unique and carefully curated content (primarily using her own photography).
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.
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.
Twenty years ago, Graham said goodbye to a first career as an IT consultant to pursue lifelong interests in cars and writing. He spent more than a decade editing vehicle engineering and motorsports magazines in his native UK before going freelance and moving to Calgary, AB in 2015.
Graham writes for consumer and business media including Autocar, Automotive Testing Technology International and TractionLife.com. He’s a member of the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC) and chairs the jury for its annual Innovation Awards. He’s also written a race-car book for children.
In his spare time, Graham blogs about toy cars for the Lamley Group (he has a collection of 5,000 models), posts about them on Instagram and co-organizes the biannual Calgary Toy Show & Sale. He’s also a Scout leader and loves watching soccer, dreaming of the day when his hometown team, Portsmouth, makes it back to the Premier League.
Barely into his teens, Costa spent the money he made stocking grocery store shelves to buy a moped. As soon as he was old enough to buy a motorcycle, he spent his earnings on a CZ250 Scrambler dirt bike. So much time was spent fixing that Czech-made calamity that it led him to a career as a motorcycle technician. Eventually Costa traded his toolbox for a keyboard, and he began writing about motorcycles, and eventually cars. He hasn’t lost his affinity to tinker, though. When he isn’t in front of a computer, Costa can be found in his workshop fixing bikes, cars, and even wristwatches.
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
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.
From rallycross, to road racing, to performance rally co-driving and ice racing, Emily competes whenever she can and has racked up some impressive wins. She is also an in-car performance driving coach and freelance writer and editor, reviewing cars and covering automotive and transportation topics for Vicarious, the Globe & Mail and trade magazines.
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.