I’m Chris Tonn, a freelance writer and photographer. I focus (sorry) on both the auto industry and general history.
UPDATE: Gridlife racers from the April 2019 Mid-Ohio event – SATURDAY PHOTOS ARE UP! Feel free to reach out via DM on either Instagram or Twitter (@tonn_chris at either place) if you’re looking for anything specific.
You can often find me at The Truth About Cars, where I cover a broad variety of automotive topics – including frequent new car reviews.
Further, I’m fascinated with history – especially in relating how that history affects our lives today. I’ve recently taken a dive into a pioneering cable TV system from the Carter era that foreshadowed the 2016 Cambridge Analytica scandal, for Tedium.co.
I’m a lifelong classic sports car enthusiast, as I was driven home from the hospital in my father’s Datsun 260Z. I think it still had the awful flat-top carburetors, but as I was three days old at the time, I can’t be certain. I grew up around sports cars from Datsun and MG, but will happily lust over cars from any country and manufacturer. An Iranian-built Peugeot is near the top of my must-own list. As a father of two girls, I drive a newer Chrysler minivan – though something with a big block and Di-Noc would be a perfect replacement – and use a rusty old Miata as a shelf, waiting for the day that it can be uncovered as a priceless barn find.
I’m always looking for new writing opportunities. Please get in touch via Twitter DM, or fill out the form below. Thanks.