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Preston Lerner

Preston Lerner is a former daily newspaper reporter and longtime feature writer whose work has appeared in publications ranging from Wired and The New York Times Magazine to Sports Illustrated and Popular Science. He contributed for many years to Automobile Magazine and Road & Track and has written six books—Scarab: Race Log of the All-American SpecialsWinning: The Racing Life of Paul Newman (with coauthor Matt Stone); History’s Greatest Automotive Mysteries, Myths and Rumors Revealed (also with Matt Stone); Speed Read Ferrari: The History, Technology and Design Behind Italy’s Legendary Automaker; and Ford GT: How Ford Silenced the Critics, Humbled Ferrari and Won Le Mans. He’s also the author of a novel, Fools on the Hill. Racing has been his lifelong passion, as a fan, as a journalist covering the sport and as a participant—of absolutely no distinction—competing in SCCA club races.