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Dan Carney

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Dan Carney is a lifelong car enthusiast who pumped gas and prepped new Peugeots and Renaults in college. He has raced cars and motorcycles in SCCA, Grand-Am, AMA and WERA races and co-drove on Ford's 1.0-liter EcoBoost 24-hour world speed record drive. Since contributing to Motorcyclist magazine in 1989, Dan has written for Motor Trend, AutoWeek, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The New York Times, Popular Science, Popular Mechanics,, Consumers Digest, Automotive Engineering International and more other publications than he can remember, without ever moving from his home in Virginia, where he lives with his wife and three kids. Also plays baseball and races triathlons.

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