Chris Stephensen

From a young age, Chris Stephensen has always been fascinated by planes, trains, and automobiles. Starting with Matchbox collections and Revell kits, the car bug developed into a love of motorsports, to the point of playing flag marshal on race weekends. Having allegedly grown up, he now lives in Austin, mostly for grad school and partly to live next-door to Circuit of the Americas (or vice versa). In his spare time, Chris enjoys discovering the incredible stories behind cars and thinks it’s quite normal to wake up at 4:30am over the weekend to watch sports car, formula, motorcycle, and figure-8 school bus races on the other side of the globe. Though he’d prefer an entire warehouse full of old, new, fast, rare, and unusual rides, if there could only be one toy, it would be a Caterham Seven built with his own two hands. Slowly but surely, Chris is also saving his pennies to fund a dream vacation: Two-ish months of cruising around Europe, experiencing the Monaco Grand Prix, Isle of Man TT, 24 Hours of Le Mans, and getting into whatever trouble he might find along the way.

Techrules supercar Ren has a unique car design

This Techrules Supercar Is Rewiring Electric Car Rules

The Techrules supercar Ren is a revolutionary take on a turbine-electric hybrid vehicle. Can it make the China-based automaker a player in the market?

The Techrules supercar Ren is a revolutionary take on a turbine-electric hybrid vehicle. Can it make the China-based automaker a player in the market?

A 2017 Mazda6 sedan

2017 Mazda6 Review: Refining a Winner

The 2017 Mazda6 may be the best sedan for the money on the road today. And you can still get one with three pedals and a stick.

The 2017 Mazda6 may be the best sedan for the money on the road today. And you can still get one with three pedals and a stick.

Racer Sam Sunderland wins the Dakar Rally Bikes division

Dakar Rally 2017: Winners and Results

After 12 days and over 5,000 miles of racing, only 70 percent of the racers even crossed the finish line. See who conquered the 2017 Dakar Rally.

After 12 days and over 5,000 miles of racing, only 70 percent of the racers even crossed the finish line. See who conquered the 2017 Dakar Rally.

GAC Motors executives standing next to the GS7 mid-size SUV

China-based GAC Makes Detroit Debut

In an impressive show of force, Chinese automaker GAC has presented a batch of vehicles for the first time at the Detroit Auto Show.

In an impressive show of force, Chinese automaker GAC has presented a batch of vehicles for the first time at the Detroit Auto Show.