As the writer for Beyondnice's Media Services, Jeff uses car knowledge every day in writing and editing other people's work.
If you were a car, what car would you be?
This isn't an actual "car", but I'd say I'm a lot like a bumper car at a fair. I'm motivated and have a lot of energy, but I seem to crash into a lot of stuff before reaching my destination. And I have plenty of bumps and bruises to prove it.
Why are cars important?
Car are important not only for what they do (take us from point A to point B), but because they connect us. They connect us to the past, they connect us to each other and they connect us to the world by making it a little smaller and more accessible. And cars also teach us responsibility at an age when we're decided who we really are and who we want to be.
How have cars affected your relationships?
Riding in the car together gives people (particularly families) opportunity to bond, share stories, laugh and enjoy each other's company, particularly on longs trips. I even look forward to simply driving my kids to school because I have their undivided attention for that time in the car.
Cars are important not only for what they do (take us from point A to point B), but because they connect us."
What's your favorite car memory?
My favorite recent memory is seeing my '67 Triumph lowered from the truck after arriving from California. I felt like a kid on Christmas. I also have great memories of family trips when I was young, and driving the first car I ever owned, a beat-up '67 Pontiac Catalina that my grandfather had owned.