About Jim McCraw
The quintessentially well-rounded auto writer, Jim has covered just about every aspect of the business for a wide and impressive range of publications—including The Car Connection. Among the best known: The New York Times, AutoWeek, Popular Mechanics, European Car Magazine, McMullen-Argus Publishers, Detroit Bureau Chief, Sports Car International, Hot Rod, Petersen Publishing, Drag Racing Monthly, General Media, The Plain Dealer, The Washington Times, The Star Magazine. Projects for Crain’s Chicago Business, Hachette-Filipacchi, Meredith Publishing, Detroit Editor, Muscle Mustangs, CSK Publishing. Over the years, he has served on staff in editorial positions with Motor Trend, Hot Rod magazine, and Super Stock Magazine. In a prior “life,” he was Public Relations Manager for Ford Motor Co., serving stints in both the U.S. and Europe.
Mr. McCraw was born in Philadelphia, earned a BS in Journalism at Temple University, in Philadelphia, and learned about life at the legendary dragway in Englishtown, NJ. He is an encyclopedic automotive historian and an accomplished auto photographer. His hobbies include architecture, horticulture, motorcycling and guitar playing. He is a frequent participant in Scottish games and looks striking in a kilt. Among his most prized automotive possessions is a 1950 Mercury coupe he is restoring — slowly.