Jeff Zurschmeide was born into a car family. His mother was one of the first women to begin amateur racing with the SCCA. He grew up around old British sports cars and learned to drive on the freeways of Southern California. He likes all kinds of cars, from old pickups to brand-new sports cars. Along the way, he’s written nine books about automotive topics, been up to the Arctic in winter, and driven on many of America’s best race tracks. Jeff lives in beautiful Tillamook, Oregon, about a mile from the cheese factory.