Christopher Smith is an auto industry veteran of over 20 years, including dealership-level service and sales, marketing and copywriting positions, leadership roles in regional and national enthusiast clubs, and communications with Ford Motor Company. A veteran journalist of 15 years, his articles have appeared at Autoblog, Auto Trader, Car Throttle, and Winding Road to name a few outlets. Smith grew up in the automotive suburbs of Southeast Michigan and holds a BA in English from Western Michigan University. He's owned 34 cars and driven hundreds, traversing the United States from coast to coast in the process. In between daily automotive news reporting, he works on creative novels and continually debates writing the definitive history of the Ford Taurus SHO.