• Jul 27, 2009
If you've spent any amount of time reading car news and reviews on the Interwebs, you're undoubtedly familiar with Jonny Lieberman. He began his auto journo career writing for Portland's Too Much Coffee Man and later joined The Truth About Cars where his Audi RS4 review thrust him onto the main stage.

After meeting Jalopnik veteran Davey G. Johnson at LA's premier gutter club, Jumbo's Clown room, Lieberman hopped on board with Jalop, enjoyed a long run with our Car Culture-obsessed friends and then left for greener pastures at Edmunds Inside Line – for 4.5 days. He returned to Jalop and TTAC where he injected his patented blend of wry wit and blistering commentary, particularly in Jalop's Fantasy Garage series. Since then, he's written for 0-60, Speed Sport Life, Clunkbucket, Autofiends and WebRidesTV while playing the role of chief justice for the 24 Hours of LeMons.

We're thoroughly thrilled with Lieberman's induction into the Autoblog ranks, and we suspect his first review (due in 5... 4... 3...) is a sign of epically good things to come. Welcome aboard Jonny!


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      • 5 Years Ago
      I have to agree that I have a hard time taking a sportscar review seriously if I know the reviewer was wearing flip-flops throughout. Then again I have a really hard time taking anything seriously from someone who wears flip-flops... :)
      • 5 Years Ago
      in keeping with your 'big porn' theme; those are some really huge.....exhaust tips.
      Plus, I don't know this guy but there's nothing wrong with 'flops' as long as he's not 'test-driving' the car with them.
        • 5 Years Ago
        well seeing as how he's standing next to the GT-R in the same location as the review photos, I was assuming he wore them unless he did the female thing and brought 19 pairs of shoes for one day.
        • 5 Years Ago
        assuming being your key word...and you know what they say about assuming.....
      • 5 Years Ago
      good lookin feet!
      • 5 Years Ago
      Jonny the cargo shorts and flip-flops gotta go. The people have spoken. You know when you're having your picture taken.

      I very much like your writing (even though you panned the MINI Cooper S on TTAC) and am looking forward to reading your contributions. Good luck!
      • 5 Years Ago
      Welcome Johnny.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Welcome aboard, Jonny. Raising a glass to toast your arrival. Looking forward to shared good times and some assuredly great reviews. The bar has been raised yet again for us hacks. ;)
      • 5 Years Ago
      And editing it after posting without a strikethrough. Nice.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Only 4.5 days at InsideLine? There's got to be a story there. Inquiring minds want to know.
      • 5 Years Ago
      sandals? seriously?
        • 5 Years Ago
        Don't worry, those are driving sandals.
        • 5 Years Ago
        there is a time and place for flip flops. neither of them are inside of a GT-R (or any other sports car, for that matter).
        • 5 Years Ago
        Sandals would be acceptable. He is wearing flip flops; perhaps the most dangerous footwear for serious, high-performance vehicles. He is leaning against a GT-R, one of the most intense performance car of the decade. NO FLIP FLOPS!
        • 5 Years Ago
        aww, dont get all bent out of shape. i'd just prefer to sacrifice being a "hipster" or looking cool when doing my job takes higher priority. driving a sports car with sandals as a male is the equivelant of a female driving in high heels.
        • 5 Years Ago
        thanks for playing!
        • 5 Years Ago
        I'd sat the gt-r is the worse fashion statment. At first glance I thought he was leaning on a cobalt coupe.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Yeah, exactly what I was thinking...
        • 5 Years Ago
        What are y'all like the automotive wardrobe fashion police?

        Jdarby: "Ohh, those sandals are just sooo Seattle grunge 90s."

        Matt: "Yeah! Zust vut vuz he tinking!?"
        • 5 Years Ago
        Hah, yeah it has nothing to do with fashion choice. I gave the same look to that photo as I do to people who wear flip flops at the gym. It's moronic, and makes them look very silly. I live in LA and appreciate being able to wear these types of 'shoes' year-round since it's almost always nice here. But just like at the gym, proper shoes should be used for driving at all times, especially in hi-perf cars.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Calm down about the stupid flip-flops, your initial statement was dumb to begin with, but as an argument it is almost criminally inane. It's a dual-clutch car and its not as though Jonny was about to do some fancy heel-toeing. He looks to be canyon carving somewhere in SoCal, I think we should assume he's got this covered. One pedal is for go and one is for stop and if I can't trust someone to artfully navigate the two whilst sporting some $%^$% rainbows, then that's the person I wouldn't want behind the wheel of a GT-R. That said he seems like a laid back guy who writes a good article. I look forward to hearing from you in the future.

        p.s. Chibi just let it go, he's not worth your effort
        • 5 Years Ago
        Yeah.... Me bent out of shape... Except you're the one apparently offended by the sandals. RUH ROH
      • 5 Years Ago
      Spill the beans about that crappy TTACs guys.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Fashion issues aside (flip flops are for the beach or the locker room shower), he shouldn't be driving in them.

      Any review of a sports car written by someone wearing flip flops is more or less going to be meaningless. This guy is not a car guy if he drives in flip flops. If he's not a car guy, anything he says about a driver's car is irrelevant. Fire him - find a real driver.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Hell yes those are flip flops. Sanuk Fraid Nots to be exact. I mean, when you're pounding it at 11/10s, only the best will do.
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