Elana Scherr grew up in Southern California and majored in Art and English at UCLA. After graduating she worked for several years as an artist’s assistant. She went from making molds for sculptures to modeling racing bodywork for AMA motorcycles as a lightweight composites fabricator, and then working with aftermarket parts manufacturers as a PR rep. She was the first female full-time staff editor at HOT ROD Magazine, and moved from there to editor-in-chief of Roadkill Magazine and Roadkill.com working with David Freiburger. She currently works as a freelance automotive writer and personality. She learned to drive on a 1973 Plymouth Duster and currently owns a 505ci 1970 Dodge Challenger, a 1971 Opel GT, as well as an unreasonable amount of trucks.