Daniel Russo

Automotive Content Writer & Editor

United States

This is my dream job.

From the time I was just a kid, I’ve loved everything about automobiles, racing, and everything in between. This lifetime of automotive knowledge and a keen knack for writing authoritative content allows me instantly connect with other automotive-brained individuals and those who don't know their ADAS from their CVT. In short, I love the world of automobiles, and I love to share this enthusiasm and knowledge with others.

As a freelance writer, I’ve had the opportunity to provide an enthusiast’s voice to some of the most prestigious brands in the automotive world, but it wasn't easy. After graduating from college, I pursued a sales and marketing career in construction sales. After nearly a decade, and after achieving the rank of Sales Director, I quit to start my own automotive writing business. Sound crazy? It's the best decision I've ever made.

I quickly grew my business by writing persuasive and compelling marketing copy from the heart and mind of a true enthusiast. Over the last 6 years, I've written thousands of pieces for brands I love and admire. It's been a ride, and I can't wait to see where life rolls next!

Portfolio
Xtreme Xperience
07/21/2022
Welcome to Car Culture - Xtreme Xperience

There are car people and there are those who own cars. Us car people, well, we're an odd bunch. Many of us have devoted our lives to a seemingly innocuous form of transportation, spending our free time and professional time driving, working on, and enjoying the world of car culture.

Monterey
Latest News | Monterey County, CA

Photo Credit: Marc Miramontez The Geico Motorcycle MotoAmerica Superbike Speedfest weekend at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca welcomed 35,717 fans for the third MotoAmerica exclusive event to be held at the historic track. The 7.2 percent increase in attendance from 2021 shows strong growth for MotoAmerica and continued interest in the motorcycle racing heritage of WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca.

Velocity Restorations
01/28/2022
Inventing The Modern Truck: Everything You Need To Know About Dodge Trucks

Take a look at the RAM line of trucks of today, and it's hard to imagine where it all started. Yes, with models like Hellcat-powered TRX, and interiors filled with giant screens, soft leather seats, and active safety technology; it's tough to tell if the modern truck is a luxury car on stilts or something built to handle the rigors of working on the farm, the job site, or the campsite.

Xtreme Xperience
10/21/2021
Porsche Cayman GT4: Who Needs Turbos? - Xtreme Xperience

First introduced in 2016, the Cayman GT4 was a proper ode to the performance division that Porsche had so lovingly created with vehicles like the 911 GT3 and GT2. The Cayman always had the potential to be a performance monster but it always seemed to be stuck in the shadow of its big brother.

CBT Automotive Network
04/08/2022
How to sell the latest in-vehicle technology to car buyers

Modern vehicles are loaded with advanced technology designed to provide enhanced safety, performance, and entertainment options for new car buyers. According to , new car buyers are looking for advanced features, such as active safety technology, along with more creature comforts, such as heated seats and larger infotainment or driver information system displays.

Velocity Restorations
03/25/2022
From Farming To SUVs: The Rise and Fall of International Harvester

At Velocity Restorations, there are few things we like more than an International Scout or the even more elusive International classic trucks. There's honesty in the purpose of IH products. Turning these bare-bones vehicles into Velocity Modern Classics that blend vintage style with modern luxury and technology is exactly what we do best.

Borla
04/06/2022
Adding A Borla Exhaust To The Jeep Gladiator | Cat Back Exhaust System

Posted on: When Jeep dropped the news that they were bringing back a truck to the lineup for 2019, the automotive world's collective hearts skipped a beat. Building upon the iconic Jeep Wrangler's excellent platform, Jeep promised that the Gladiator (JT) would be the most capable mid-size truck on the market.

Tasca Parts
Gearing Up For The 2022 NHRA Season

Sun, speed, and sound: What could be better than experiencing the season opener for the 2022 NHRA season at one of the most legendary venues in the entire sport of drag racing? Yes, race fans - the Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals are back at Auto Club Raceway in sunny Pomona, California from February 17th to the 20th!

Old Bike Barn
09/21/2021
The History of the Yamaha VMAX

Sure, you may have heard of the muscle car wars of the 1960s but what about the muscle bike wars of the 1980s? That's right! Here in America, the 1980s were significant for many reasons (some that we shouldn't be so proud of) and the decade of excess and innovation spawned some fascinating creations in both the automotive and the motorcycle world.

Velocity Restorations
06/18/2021
A 10 Step Guide to Buying a Classic Bronco - Velocity Restorations

In a world full of imitators, the classic Ford Bronco has retained its position as one of the most desirable vintage vehicles on the planet. From its instantly recognizable silhouette to the iconic headlights and grill; a vintage Ford Bronco simply oozes grit, charm, and personality that seems to transcend generations of fans.

Xtreme Xperience
05/11/2021
The Ferrari 488 GTB | The Art Of Revolution - Xtreme Xperience

The End Of An Era? Not A Chance. What can we say about the Ferrari 488 that hasn't already been said by the throngs of automotive journalists and legions of fans alike. This creation, born of the ashes of another masterpiece, builds on the notion that perfection is an ever-moving target that is only achieved in a fleeting moment.

Velocity Restorations
Classic With A Modern Soul - Velocity Restorations

There are some things in life that stand the test of time by possessing an almost ethereal quality that consistently resonates with a portion of our soul. We consider these things irreplaceable, untouchable, and unable to be duplicated. Why? Because they represent passionate expressions of past feelings and the memories that go along with them.

Blogs and Articles

Voguetyreelite
Looking Back and Looking Forward

When you're a company that's been around for over 100 years, you have some serious bragging rights, sure, but you also have some serious expectations as well. After all, if we're talking about the impact on car culture, Vogue Tyre occupies a position in the hall of automotive greats.

Xtreme Xperience
05/05/2021
How Much Does Oil Really Affect Things - Xtreme Xperience

Why Quality Engine Oil Matters You got this. Just change the oil when my car says to or when the sticker says to and all will be right in the world. Right? For most people, this is exactly what they think of when they think of changing their oil.

Vogue Tyre
02/05/2021
Employee Showcase

This was a showcase on a particular employee that has been with Vogue for 41 years. I interviewed and then constructed this piece for Vogue.

Cash Cars Buyer
05/05/20
Failed Emissions Test: Now What

This blog is an SEO heavy piece that is designed to give repair advice to people who are having trouble passing their emissions test.

Velocity Restorations
03/05/2021
The Toyota FJ Series

This is a showcase blog that encompasses the history of the Toyota FJ, as well as a spotlight on one of their incredibly unique builds.

Vogue Tyre
03/19/2021
Vogue Tyre In The 2000s

This piece is designed to showcase the resiliency of a hundred + year old company that weathered an incredibly challenging time in our history.

Steeda Performance Products
02/02/2021
Mustang SVO: Everything You Need To Know

This blog is designed to showcase the incredible Mustang SVO for Steeda Performance Products. Steeda is a large, aftermarket company that built a reputation on fast Mustangs, so this is their bread and butter.

Drive Tribe
3VZE: Code For Run!

This is a fun piece on a particular engine in Toyota's lineup that proved especially troublesome for owners.