Car Chat - About Us

Car Chat is an automotive blog created by engineers, scientists, and automotive industry experts with over three decades of experience. Established in New Orleans, Louisiana in the 1990s as a radio show, Car Chat expanded to Saint Louis, Missouri, and now has a global audience via the Internet. The team has worked for famous design houses, won photography awards, published scientific research, and won races.

*Car news you need to know.

*New car reviews.

*How-to instructions for everything automotive.

*Future-car: Insights into what’s really coming down the road.

*Poptical pontification on automotive areas.

*Portraits of car culture.

*We answer your questions, drawing from our vast stores of automotive knowledge.

Email your questions, comments, and other material to: info@thecarchat.net.

Car Chat - Personnel

Withan Lemmon

CEO of nationwide automotive research firm since 1991. Born into car family: Father drove a 1967 Z28 Camaro, Mother drove a 1965 Impala SS 427 4-Speed. Other family cars: 1953 Ford hotrod with a bored Lincoln engine, 1955 Austin-Healey with a Corvette 327, 1972 Vega with a 327 V8, 1986 Shelby GLHS, Dodge Magnum R/T, Subaru WRX Wagon-modified, Chevrolet Cobalt SS Turbo Sedan. Autocrosser. Salesperson and Inventory/Fleet Manager at car dealerships for 7 years. Radio Host on the Car Chat Radio Show, WSHGO New Orleans three years. All but 1 of my six children can drive a stick shift. Personal Top Speed Driving: 165 MPH. Co-drivers: Driving Kitty; Wife, Karen; Gary, Bari-Sax. Primary musical instrument: Trumpet. Secondary musical instruments: double overhead cam shafts.

Ed Payne

Mad Scientist. Researcher at Advanta-STAR Automotive Research. Electronic engineer, computer scientist, mathematician. Born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana. Radio Host on the Car Chat Radio Show, WSHGO New Orleans three years. Primary cars: 2015 Dodge Challenger "Scat Pack" 392 SRT 6.4L, and 2007 Dodge Charger SRT8 "Super Bee." Primary musical instruments: Clarinets Bb, A.

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