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Jason Torchinsky is a writer and an artist who indulges is disturbingly deep obsession with automobiles, in his role as Associate Editor on the popular website, Jalopnik. Jason has written a book, opened for George Carlin as a stand-up comedian, written for the Onion, and he’s had art installations in several cities around the world. Jason’s raced cars, wrecked cars, and produced many car-related artworks, articles, and talks. Jason grew up in North Carolina, lived a long time in Los Angeles, and is now back in North Carolina, which he’s hoping doesn’t make him some kind of loser. And that car Jason’s standing in front of? That’s a creation by designer/builder Chris Runge, another Cars Yeah guest.
“It’s good enough so go ahead and jump in and see what happens.”
CAREER & LIFE CHALLENGES
Starting a webcasting and video website in the late 90s that didn’t quite work out.
Discovering that he should focus on things he likes versus just doing work for work sake.
FIRST SPECIAL CAR
A 1973 VW Beetle
BEST AUTOMOTIVE ADVICE
When driving, look where you want to go, not where you are.
Get your hands on old Popular Mechanic’s magazines.
The Extraordinary Life of Josef Ganz: The Jewish Engineer Behind Hitler’s Volkswagen by Paul Schilperoord
PARTING WORDS OF ADVICE
Be curious and have fun.
WHERE TO FIND JASON
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