Jonny Lieberman: 'Reviewing Cars is Like Comparative Religion'

Chatting with MotorTrend's Jonny Lieberman about cars, plunging Unimogs into frozen lakes and racism!

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In this episode I chat to one of America's most well-know senior motoring journalists/car content creators, Motor Trend's Jonny Lieberman - you'll know him from his work on the mag but also videos like Ignition, Head 2 Head, Best Driver’s Car, and the World’s Greatest Drag Race videos on YouTube and MotorTrend on Demand (links below).


Jonny Lieberman has been MotorTrend’s senior features editor for a decade. During that time, he’s written and made videos about every sort of car under the sun. From driving the one millionth Land Rover Discovery onto Red Square in Moscow, to nearly getting stranded on the side of a snowy volcano in Iceland inside a Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid, to plunging a Mercedes-Benz Unimog into a frozen lake, to hammering a 5,000-pound Bentley Continental GT around the Nürburgring Nordschleife, Jonny has lived the car guy’s dream.

We do talk about how he survived the Unimog in the frozen lake incident! Also there's a look back at his career, his top tips and advice for people wanting to get into automotive media, we talk about the cars he's currently testing, and we head into the difficult area of politics - tackling racism both in general and in relation to the automotive and media industries in particular.

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Comments (2)

  • ⭒ Bringing comparative religion into auto journalism???? I like him already. What a cool, oblique and refreshing interview. Same hippy attitude Jobs brought to computing!

      6 days ago