Chris Tonn

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Columbus, Ohio
Automotive, Home Improvement, Photography
  • Chris completed a pair of vintage car restorations with his dad before getting his driver's license.
  • In 2021, the Automotive Heritage Foundation awarded Chris the Silver Medal for Best Heritage Motorsports Story.
  • He has decades of experience in home improvement, dating to a drywall job completed on a charity remodel while in middle school. Despite this experience, there remains a list of unfinished projects in his own house.


Chris has been a freelance journalist since 2011, with his work primarily focusing on the automotive industry. Since beginning this line of work, he has been published across a number of sites, including The Truth About Cars, AutoGuide, Jalopnik, eBay Motors, Family Handyman, Hagerty, Reader's Digest,, Tedium, MotoIQ, and Your Test Driver. Before his freelance writing began, he also spent two years working in a variety of automotive factories, as well as another two years as an automotive service writer.
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