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6SpeedOnline.com was founded in July of 2003 by a group of Porsche enthusiasts to discuss enhancements for their cars. Though Porsche focused, 6SpeedOnline expanded to include discussion on the most popular luxury and performance brands like Aston Martin, Lamborghini, Ferrari, and BMW. Today, the site is one of the largest Porsche and performance car forums with over 100,000 registered members. The forum features over 400,000 topics covering car care, vehicle maintenance, exotic car builds, performance tuning, and more.

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Jake Stumph

Jake Stumph

Content Editor

Jake Stumph is one of the Content Editors of the 6Speedonline.com editorial team, and several other Internet Brands Automotive websites. He enjoys track days, drifting, and autocross, at least, when his cars are running right.

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Derek Shiekhi

Derek Shiekhi

Writer

Derek Shiekhi's father raised him on cars. As a boy, Derek accompanied his dad as he bought classics such as post-WWII GM trucks and early Ford Mustang convertibles.

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Ian Wright

Ian Wright

Writer

Ian Wright is a regular contributor to 6Speedonline.com and other automotive sites. His obsession with cars started young and has left him stranded miles off-road in Land Rovers, being lost far from home in hot hatches, going sideways in rallycross cars, being propelled forward in supercars and, more sensibly, standing in fields staring at classic cars. His first job was as a mechanic and then trained as a driving instructor before going into media production. The automotive itch never left though and he realized writing about cars is his true calling. However, that doesn’t stop him from also hosting the Both Hand Drive podcast.

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Patrick Rall

Patrick Rall

Writer

Before he was old enough to walk, his dad was taking him to various types of racing events, from local drag racing to the Daytona 500. He owned a repair shop and had a variety of performance cars when Patrick was young, but by the time he was 16, he was ready to build him his first drag car – a 1983 Dodge Mirada that ran low 12s. He spent 10 years traveling around the country, racing with his dad by my side. While they live in different areas of the country, his dad still drag races at 80 years old in the car that he built when Patrick was 16 while he races other vehicles, including my 2017 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat and my 1972 Dodge Demon 340.

Although Patrick went to college for accounting, his time in his dad’s shop growing up allowed himthe knowledge to spend time working as a mechanic before getting my accounting degree, at which point he worked in the office of a dealership group. While he was working in the accounting world, he continued racing and taking pictures of cars at the track. Over time, he began showing off those pictures online and that led to my writing.

Ten years ago, he left the accounting world to become a full-time automotive writer and he is living proof that if you love what you do, you will never “work” a day in your life. He loves covering the automotive industry and everything involved with the job. He was fortunate to turn my love of the automotive world into a hobby that led to an exciting career, with his past of working as a mechanic and as an accountant in the automotive world providing him with a unique perspective of the industry.

His experience drag racing for more than 20 years coupled with a newfound interest in road racing over the past decade allows him to push performance cars to their limit, while his role as a horse stable manager gives him vast experience towing and hauling with all of the newest trucks on the market today.

Being based on Detroit, he never misses the North American International Auto Show, the Woodward Dream Cruise and Roadkill Nights, along with spending plenty of time raising hell on Detroit’s Woodward Avenue with the best muscle car crowd in the world.

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Cameron Aubernon

Cameron Aubernon

Writer

Since launching her professional writing career in March of 2010 as an independent fashion blogger, Cameron Aubernon has written for a handful of online and print publications on a wide variety of subjects, including expat issues, fashion, music, and, of course, the automotive industry. She was even the editor-in-chief of a short-lived online lifestyle publication, where she reviewed luxury cars and interviewed fellow automotive enthusiasts.

A graduate of The Evergreen State College Class of 2005 with a bachelor's in liberal arts, Aubernon took a left turn from fashion writing into the automotive realm when she asked a fellow writer via Facebook if she could write for their site. Following an internship, stints with a couple of hyper-local online publications, and a move to Seattle, she made her then-biggest impact with The Truth About Cars, writing full-time for the publication from 2013 to 2015.

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Austin Lott

Austin Lott

Writer

Austin Lott loves writing about cool cars and hearing the stories behind them. Though he's partial to Japanese imports, he'll give anything cool a shot.

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Bryan Wood

Bryan Wood

Writer

Bryan Wood is a longtime car and motorcycle enthusiast who writes for Harley-Davidson Forums, Corvette Forum, and of course, 6Speedonline.com among other auto sites. Plus, he runs his own blog, Pilez & Driverz.

Bryan comes from three generations of racers and builders and also works for Haynes/Clymer/Chilton making repair manuals. He races cars and bikes, and more of his non-Harley motorcycle exploits can be read about at RideApart.com where he is the weekend editor.

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