But, apparently, anyone can become an automotive journalist for the low, low price of only $19.95! David Bellm has written a book, "How to Become a Car Magazine Test Driver," in which, according to his Web site, he divulges all the secrets of how to become a test driver. We assume he does not, however, give out the secret Test Driver Handshake, because rule No. 1 is, "We don't talk about the secret Test Driver Handshake."
We recommend if you really want to get paid to write for a car magazine that you do it very quickly. Since it looks like the "paid" part may soon get much less common.
Not having actually seen the book, we can't say if it's worth your money, or even if Bellm has the proper credentials to