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Jason Harper

Jason Harper

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You know that moment when you find yourself in an iffy situation, but hadn’t considered the implications until it is too late? That’s usually the moment when the best stories begin. Contributor Jason H. Harper has made a career out of them. Like the time he belted into an original Lancia 037 Group B rally car on a cliffside race in Italy — with a navigator who didn’t speak English. After all, there’s nothing better than being a little over your head in an expensive, high-powered — and borrowed — vehicle. Fast and fun cars have taken him around the globe, writing for various publications like Bloomberg Pursuits, Men’s Journal and Playboy, and appearing on TV for The Travel Channel. A New Mexican native, Harper’s lived in Manhattan for 20 years, and firmly believes that some of the best drivers in the world live in New York City. After all, it’s a fast-moving place where silly things like blinkers and lanes can be ignored. Harper’s dream drive is a McLaren F1, so please let him know if you have one available to borrow. He’ll be careful with it. Promise.

articles by Jason Harper

2015 Subaru WRX STI
Road Tests

2015 Subaru WRX STI First Drive

Subaru’s home wrecker.
Feb 17, 2014
2014 Lexus IS350 in Seattle
Car Magazine

155 Miles in Washington with a 2014 Lexus IS350

From Seattle to the Cascades
Jan 21, 2014
gmc sierra
Car Magazine

Truck Tales: A GMC Homecoming

Dad and I are headed to the hills, he in his GMC Sierra pickup, me in mine.
Dec 27, 2013
2014 mazda 3 maine
Car Magazine

398 Miles in Maine in a 2014 Mazda 3

A trip through Lobster Land in the new Mazda 3
Dec 26, 2013
2014 SRT Viper TA
Road Tests

2014 SRT Viper TA Review

Time Flies [or Killing Time].
Dec 11, 2013
tadge juechter
Car Awards

2014 Man of the Year: Tadge Juechter

The chief engineer who got the Corvette right.
Nov 16, 2013
2014 porsche 911 turbo
Car Magazine

Madness at the Extremes: 2014 Porsche 911 Turbo and Turbo S

By all rights, we're not sure that a 520- or 560-hp Porsche 911 needs to exist.
Nov 12, 2013
2014 porsche 911 turbo
Road Tests

2014 Porsche 911 Turbo and Turbo S First Drive

Porsche's twin heavy breathers.
Sep 06, 2013
Aston Martin
Road Tests

Bay Area to Monterey via Aston Martin DB5

179 Miles in: Coastal California
Aug 07, 2013
2014 bentley flying spur
Road Tests

2014 Bentley Flying Spur First Drive

Crewe's Chinese Box.
Jul 18, 2013
2013 all stars
Car Awards

2013 Automobile Magazine All-Stars

Eleven winners, seven stories, three continents.
May 21, 2013
nola
Road Tests

401 Miles in: Back-Bayou Louisiana

Good times and a Mercedes-Benz SL63 AMG.
Apr 11, 2013
2014-porshce-cayman
Road Tests

2014 Porsche Cayman Driven

One for the road dogs.
Apr 10, 2013
Porsche 911 Carrera 4S Winter Driving Experience
Road Tests

Dancing with Porsches

This is Porsche ballet.
Feb 26, 2013
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