Several years ago while working at a car magazine, I started writing reviews of the cars I got to drive. The car magazine didn’t post new car reviews but maybe one or two out of the 8-10 cars we got each month, so there was no conflict of interest.
I figured that someday, I might leave the magazine, and it would be incredible to continue reviewing and driving the new cars each week. I figured the best way to do that would be to start a car blog, and update it with reviews every time I could.
A year later, I did leave the magazine, but those early hours setting up the site and writing the reviews paid off. I now partner with Stefan Lombard (still at the magazine) and we take turns reviewing cars and posting our thoughts on the industry. I’ve been getting a car a week, for the whole week, for about 2 1/2 years now. It’s the best gig I’ve ever had, and I hope to keep it for a while.