Jason Harper

Writer + TV host

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Cars are fun. Exotic places are even more fun. I’ve been lucky enough — stupidly lucky —  to combine the two, in both the writen word and on film and video, via my new company Driving Pants Productions.

A New Mexican native about three steps away from the eipicenter of nowhere, I moved to New York City in the mid 1990s to start a magazine career. Such a thing was still possible then. I landed a gopher job at a big Conde Nast magazine, moved on as an editor and writer to a men’s magazine and, eventually, freelance magazine writing. The gig has sent me around the world, time and time (and time) again.

Sometime in-between writing about luxury and adventure travel for Conde Nast Traveler, New York Magazine, Travel + Leisure, Ski Magazine, Playboy, Outside Go and Men’s Journal, I started to write about automobiles. Cars are fun. Cars like the Ferrari 356 and Porsche 911 GT3 and zany one-off cars that go 214 mph are even MORE fun. For years I wrote a weekly car column for Bloomberg News, while contributing to Automobile Magazine, Playboy, and others. So, a career was born: Cars + Travel = A world view from the driver’s seat.

These days I’m a contributing editor at Road & Track magazine. But much of my energy is devoted to a new endeavor, in which I’m co-owner and creative director at a film and video production company, Driving Pants. My partner, Marc Bloomgarden, and I are devoted to automotive storytelling through the moving image. We’ve shot for media companies like Time Inc. and OEMs such as Audi, Lexus and Bentley.

 

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Cars + Travel =
A world view from
the driver's seat.

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