Karry’s interests in cars started when he was very young growing up in Southern California. It was the very end of the 60′s when muscle cars and drag racing were a huge part of the So. Cal culture. His dad and uncle introduced him to the wonderful world of automobiles and he never left. Ironically, it was his mother’s patience that helped him to learn how to drive a stick shift. To this day, he still looks at cars with the fascination and enthusiasm of a child playing with a new Hot Wheel, and still has a soft spot for ’50s and ’60s American cars.
Fortunately, in his adult life, Brian has been able to nurture his love of cars. After earning a Bachelor’s degree in Television and Film in 1993, Brian worked as a broadcast graphic designer for six years prior to making the decicion to change his career and pursue work as an automotive journalist. Based in Los Angeles, Brian is a freelance writer for several local, community newspapers.
Brian has a passion for speaking on automotive issues and exercises that regularly on The Car Czar, a Northern California radio program which airs on KHTK, Sundays, 7-10 am. He’s also able to educate the public with his informative reviews of new car products which are contributed to several consumer web sites.
Since getting married a few years ago (to the daughter of a mechanic), Brian has come to appreciate a woman’s view and role in the automotive world. As a journalist, that realization has helped Brian develop a better sense of what the average automotive consumer is looking for.
Brenda Priddy, a well-known automotive photographer, normally specializes in pre-production (also known as “spy”) photos of future cars. These stealth-type photos are often in high demand and her client list has included publications such as Car & Driver, Motor Trend, AutoWeek Forbes, Fortune and Business Week. Other clients include The Detroit News, Chicago Tribune, and USA Today. Brenda’s business has been highlighted in several print publications, including Newsweek, Sports Car International, and various domestic and international newspapers.
Although Brenda spends a considerable amount of time photographing prototype vehicles when the car companies would rather keep them secret, she has still managed to earn respect from the manufacturers based on her honesty and legal practices.
Brenda has come out of hiding to provide WOMAN MOTORIST readers with her insight and opinions on current vehicles and industry events.
When not writing reviews or photographing future cars, Brenda relaxes with her husband of 15 years, John, and her two over-energized children, Becca and Zachary. They live in Arizona with a house full of dogs, cats and tortoises.