Joe Lorio

Senior Editor
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.

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