Eric's first car, funny enough, was his mom's white 2-door Cadillac Deville. Since then, he's driven a pickup, Jeep Cherokee, Chevy Suburban, and a few other varieties of transportation. His interest in the auto industry and journalism background from the University of Texas are helping Wide Open Roads become the go-to place for enthusiasts, owners, and drivers of vehicles across the Heartland.
Born and raised in rural Mississippi, Chris Tutor thought the only vehicles in the world were beat up pickup trucks and slightly less beat up pickup trucks until the age of 10. That's when someone in a 1978 Corvette took a wrong turn and ended up in truck land. That was the beginning of Chris' long love of cars. Since then, with age and wisdom, he's grown to appreciate the more subtle beauty of Italian supercars, Japanese classics and the simple joy of daily driving a 1996 Miata. Chris lives in Chattanooga, Tenn., with his wife, two kids and a pure-bred, short hair North American dog-mutt.
Mark McNabb has been obsessively covering the automotive industry and reviewing vehicles since 2013. Growing up, Mark always had a mind for tinkering on random items throughout his home and dad’s garage, including a 1953 Ford Mainline and 1971 Corvette Stingray. He could even be found working on tractors or hay bailers while on vacation at his uncle’s farm. Mark’s spare time was heavily consumed by reading automotive magazines and wondering how the heck people landed jobs testing cars all day. He eventually figured it out. Mark earned his bachelor’s degree in journalism in 2010 from The University of Tennessee in Knoxville. A few jobs and career changes later, Mark landed his first automotive writing position with AutoTalk.com before moving to TopSpeed.com shortly after. He joined Wide Open Roads in early 2018. Though some swanky press car usually graces his driveway, he still enjoys driving his 2004 Chevrolet Trailblazer. It might not be a cultural icon or a future collectible, but the Chevy is part of his family, along with his wife Brittany and three kids.