Tiara

The daughter of a retired Ford welder, Tiara grew up in a money-wise Italian family learning how to change her own oil and tune up her parents’ and boyfriends’ cars.

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Anne became an auto writer about 20 years ago, when she found out she knew more about cars than most men just by listening to them speak.

Her syndicated columns on the car business have appeared in hundreds of newspapers from Alaska to Florida.

Besides writing for WomanMotorist.com, Anne also is a columnist and senior editor of Avanti NewsFeatures, a newspaper syndicate.

A boater and animal-rights activist, Anne loves snowmobiling in Northern Michigan whenever she gets the chance. She lives in the Detroit suburb of Warren with her husband, two little girls and their dogs, but frequently commutes to Houghton Lake and Traverse City, Mich., for fun.

Aaron Gold is a self-described “car nerd.” “I love everything about cars,” he says. “Driving them, talking about them, sitting in them, looking at them, you name it. If it’s got wheels and an engine, I’m there.” Having heard several warnings about the dangers of mixing career and hobby, Aaron took an internship as an editorial assistant for the British magazine “What Car?” After six months of complete automotive immersion, he was more in love than ever.

Four years later, having relocated to Los Angeles from his home state of New York, started a family, and established a moderately respectable career, Aaron has decided to throw the whole lot into turmoil by getting back into the auto-writing biz. Cheering him on are his wife Lisa — a full-time mom, certified personal trainer, and striving actress — and son Robert who, at two years old, can already double-clutch his kiddy car.

Aaron’s other interests include computers, photography, and movies (“I married Leonard Maltin”). He keeps a pair of 1969 Dodge Polaras sitting around, just because he can, and his secret automotive wish is that Citroen will once again start importing cars to the United States. Aaron will be contributing new car previews and comparison tests to Woman Motorist.