Preston Lerner is a Los Angeles-based journalist who covered his first race--the Dallas Grand Prix--in 1984. Since then, he's written about motorsports, automobiles, aviation, aerospace, technology, and a wide variety of other subjects for magazines ranging from Sports Illustrated to the New York Times magazine. He's a longtime contributing writer at Automobile and a contributing editor at Popular Science. He has also authored three books for Motorbooks--Scarab, Winning, and History's Greatest Automotive Myths, Mysteries and Rumors Revealed--and one novel, Fools on the Hill. He also club races a Spec Miata and a Nissan 240SX with NASA and the SCCA.