Matt Hardigree is a writer and car journalist who frequently reminds people he’s from Texas even though he currently lives in Brooklyn, New York. As Executive Director of Jalopnik, Gawker Media’s automotive site, he oversees a large staff dedicated to entertaining and occasionally informing the biggest and most enthusiastic audience of young car fans in the world. Matt frequently appears on CNN, ABC News, the BBC, Bloomberg, Fox News, Marketplace, and other outlets to provide his expertise on a variety of topics. Before his seven years as a writer and editor at Jalopnik, Matt worked as a political consultant and speechwriter for campaigns around the country. He is also an award-winning playwright and chili cook.
“Don’t do what other people do. Do what they don’t, won’t and can’t do.” – Robert Rodriguez
Aside from Jalopnik being a disrupter in the automotive market, finding writers and contributors outside of the normal group within the automotive market has been a challenge and a goal.
Millennials do care about cars and there is a wider group of people who enjoy car culture, just in a different way than the traditional demographics show.
FIRST SPECIAL CAR
A 1994 Ford Escort
BEST AUTOMOTIVE ADVICE
Three tows and it goes.
Bring a Trailer – www.bringatrailer.com
The Big Roads – Earl Swift
Don’t say no to opportunities.
HOW TO FIND MATT
Jalopnik – www.jalopnik.com
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