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Joe Lorio

Joe Lorio

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Joe Lorio
Let’s talk about me -- 300 words, all about me. Why not? After all, it’s one of my favorite topics. One thing I’ve discovered about myself is that I’m the kind of person who likes to share. I will share Tic Tacs (if I’m offering, please do take some), and I like to share stuff about myself with strangers on the Internet.

But you all aren’t strangers, of course. You’re friends. Not the old-fashioned kind of friends -- the ones you spoke to in person and did stuff with -- but the better, modern kind of friends, the kind you have online.

If you’re reading this, you already know that I work at Automobile Magazine. I’ve worked there a long time. People sometimes ask, “How did you get your job?” Predictably, the answer is that I was in the right place at the right time. David E. Davis, Jr., the founding editor of Automobile Magazine, decided to take a flier on me. That’s the kind of guy he was -- he liked to hire people, almost as much as he like to fire people. Surprisingly, he did not fire me.

What else might you want to know? I’m from the United States, originally. I went to a four-year college. I follow some sports teams, but not closely -- mostly towards the end of the season. I have a family and I like them.

Perhaps you’re curious about my upbringing. Have I always been into cars? I have. First it was Matchboxes, but for some reason I smashed a lot of them with a hammer. Then it was building model cars, although many of them remained half-finished after I was stymied by some particularly difficult step.

We did not have a lot of cool cars in my family when I was a kid. Well, except for an Austin Marina. Now, however, I drive lots of cars, some of which are even cooler. That’s the fun part of my job. There are other parts, though, like writing this. And you know what? This has been the best part of all.

articles by Joe Lorio

2015 Nissan Murano
2014 New York Auto Show

2015 Nissan Murano Debuts In New York

After the evolution, revolution.
Apr 16, 2014
2015 Porsche 911 Targa
Road Tests

2014 Porsche 911 Targa Review

More than sunroof, less than a convertible.
Apr 14, 2014
2015 Cadillac Escalade
Road Tests

2015 Cadillac Escalade Review

Refreshed, not reimagined.
Apr 09, 2014
2014 Mitsubishi Mirage Es Cvt Rear Three Quarter 21
News & Rumors

March 2014 Auto Sales

Finally, a thaw.
Apr 07, 2014
2014 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk Around the Block
Road Tests

2014 Jeep Cherokee Four-Cylinder: Around The Block

Tigershark meets Trailhawk.
Mar 28, 2014
2015 GMC Yukon Denali and 2015 GMC Yukon XL SLT
Road Tests

2015 GMC Yukon and Yukon XL Review

GMC’s biggest SUVs creep up in size and price.
Mar 06, 2014
2014 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk Around the Block
News & Rumors

February 2014 Auto Sales

Trouble getting traction.
Mar 05, 2014
2015 Chevrolet Suburban and 2015 Chevrolet Tahoe
Road Tests

2015 Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban Review

Incremental improvements for the segment’s sales leaders.
Mar 03, 2014
2015 Mercedes Benz GLA250 4Matic
Road Tests

2015 Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class Review

Is the first letter more important, or the last two?
Feb 18, 2014
Winter Wondercars - 2013 Jaguar XJL and 2013 Mercedes-Benz GL450
Road Tests

Winter Wondercars - 2013 Jaguar XJL and 2013 Mercedes-Benz GL450

Two different takes on the all-wheel-drive luxury car.
Feb 18, 2014
2014 GMC Sierra 1500
News & Rumors

January 2014 Auto Sales

Blame it on the weather.
Feb 05, 2014
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