New Years’ Reboot


Friends, I bet you didn’t know I have my own personal blog. Well, I do, with an average of one, maybe two readers a month.

I suppose it’s not been a priority, as I’ve been busy writing for The Truth About Cars since April, and doing other things like my day job. Generally, I’ve been rehashing what’s been published over the prior week, and I’ll continue to do so on Fridays.

I have a massive new writing project that I’ll be sharing on this page, as well. More soon. Trust me, you’ll want to watch this space.

Since it’s a new year, I suppose I should reflect. Last year was..ok. Old writing jobs went away, new ones came along to replace them. New, interesting business opportunities have presented themselves. The day job has been slow, unfortunately.

The family has been wonderful. The kids (knock wood) have been basically healthy, save for a sprained knee that sidelined Mallory early in the spring soccer season. Heather continues to find unique ways to injure herself, from sliding on linoleum and spraining her knee in the ensuing fall, to breaking a toe by accidentally kicking furniture.

I’m so proud.

I want to thank my old friend Bark M., another writer at TTAC (and Jalopnik, and Road & Track…) for finally convincing me to submit something to Derek Kriendler, then-editor at TTAC. I did, and the rest is history.

A wrapup with the eight most popular Crapwagons is here.

Friends, if you want to keep tabs on what I’m writing, follow me at this blog..or if you’d prefer social-media-friendly stuff, click the links below:

Twitter – basically everything I write is shared here.

Facebook – much of the same, with some photos of things and stuff.

Instagram – photos of things and stuff, dominated by cars I’ve seen on the street, cats, and food. Yeah, I’m one of those a******** who occasionally photographs his food. After all, I’m fat and forgetful. How else would I recall what I ate?

So, 2016 should be quite a year. The last leap year, I was obsessed with third-party politics, because surely there could not be any worse candidate than either Barack Obama or Mitt Romney?

This year, I’m preparing to move to Canada after November. Ugh.

Hopefully, that’s the last I’ll have to say about politics. I find that I don’t have the stomach for it.

My obsession is cars, and about cars I shall write. Come along for the ride.


–Chris Tonn, Columbus, Ohio. January 1, 2016











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