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David Freiburger

Editor-In-Chief

David Freiburger is the Editor In Chief of HOT ROD and HOT ROD Deluxe. He’s never held a job that did not revolve around cars, starting with a position at a Dodge dealership parts counter immediately after high school, then moving to a machine shop, ...see my full profile
Christoper Phillip

Senior Associate Editor

Email: christopher.phillip@sorc.com
Christopher R. Phillip submitted his first professional feature story when he was 13 years old. That was a while ago. In the past 24 years, he's gone one on one for feature interviews with A-list music celebrities (Mrs. George Harrison, Carlos Santa...see my full profile
Jeff Smith

Senior Technical Editor

Email: jeff.smith@carcraft.com
Jeff Smith started with Petersen Publishing in 1979 as Feature Editor for Car Craft after graduating from Iowa State University. He became the editor in 1984 and then in 1987 took on the job as editor of Hot Rod for over six years. He took a break fr...see my full profile
Steven Rupp

Technical Editor

Email: steven.rupp@sorc.com
Started at Tech Editor for Popular Hot Rodding in 2004 and moved to Camaro Performers in 2008....see my full profile
Scott Parker

Online Editor

Email: scott.parker@sorc.com
Scott is a proud graduate of Rutgers University, and realized his dream of working for a car magazine when he joined the staff of GM High-Tech Performance in 2004. Though he began his car hobby with a Mustang GT and various imports, since working at ...see my full profile
Nikolas Kolenich

Associate Online Editor

Email: Nikolas.Kolenich@sorc.com
If you sit at the dinner table with my immediate family you'll quickly notice how important classic cars are to us. We talk horsepower, automotive horror stories, and future projects every night. Once dinner is over we play bluff each other into buyi...see my full profile
Brandan Gillogly

Staff Editor

Brandan Gillogly grew up in Prunedale, California, the semi-official center of the universe, where he cultivated a love of cars, thanks to older brothers and their mini-trucks and one very yellow, very ’80s ’67 Camaro that would have made the Crusher...see my full profile

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