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Kit Car Builder magazine was started by kit car industry veteran and gearhead, Jim
Youngs. Jim had served a five-
Kit Car Builder magazine was started in 2002 to fill a need in the kit and specialty car business left vacant when a large publishing company effectively killed a venerable kit car magazine title, leaving only one magazine to report on this exciting hobby.
Since that humble beginning Kit Car Builder has grown to become the leading kit and
specialty car magazine and has done so by offering quality across the board -
Every issue of Kit Car Builder magazine is chocked full of feature cars, event coverage,
JIM YOUNGS, EDITOR
Dan Burrill, stationed in Portland, Oregon not only covers events and feature cars
in the Pacific Northwest, but is continually working on project cars and How-
A major key to our success was hooking up with old buddy, Steve Temple, who serves as Kit Car Builder's Marketing Director. Steve is also a veteran of Petersen's Kit Car magazine editorship, having served there for over five years prior to Youngs taking his job in 1996. After KC, Steve sort of left the kit car world to take a sales and marketing position with 'ol Carroll Shelby himself, at Shelby American in Las Vegas. He's also fond of saying that the kit car business is kind of like the Hotel California, where "you can check out any time you like, but you can never leave." Steve wears a lot of hats around here as he additionally contributes great photos and stories to our editorial package and consults on the design and content of the magazine.
Jim's wife, Carolyn Youngs, affectionately known around here as QueenBee, will tell
you that she was dragged kicking and screaming into Kit Car Builder management, mostly
to protect the investment. Carolyn serves as KCB's Publisher and handles all the
CAROLYN YOUNGS, PUBLISHER
STEVE TEMPLE, MARKETING
DAN BURRIL, FREELANCE
Joe Greeves holds down editorial duties in the Southeast, from his St. Augustine, FL home base. Joe has built a very special Super Stepside pickup truck based on a Caprice sedan, a vehicle that has been featured in more than just Kit Car Builder magazine and has even been on tour with the World of Wheels shows. Joe has been covering the specialty car scene for more than 30 years and has been published in numerous magazines.
JOE GREEVES, FREELANCE
We rely on Max Zimmer to give us an entertaining look at cars, or anything else he
wants to write about. Max built a potent Vintage Speedsters flared-
Iain Ayre is our resident foreign correspondent, a British ex-
The guru of kit cars, Harold Pace, also writes regularly for Kit Car Builder and
has authored two resource books that we publish as well as a couple of other specialty
car books. Harold is currently working on a Devin SS kit from the '60s that was never
built and a T-
HAROLD PACE, FREELANCE
IAN AYRE, FREELANCE
MAX ZIMMER, FREELANCE
We're also fortunate to have Dr. Kit Car onboard who answers tough technical questions, both online and in the magazine. To protect his identity so he doesn't get mobbed at car shows, we use this mugshot we thought represented what he should look like instead of professional wrench, Phil Coconis' (who writes the columns) real photo. is identity so he doesn't get mobbed at car shows, we use this mugshot we thought represented what he should look like instead of professional wrench, Phil Coconis' (who writes the columns) real photo.
DR. KIT CAR, FREELANCE
COLE QUINNELL, FREELANCE
Cole Quinnell brings his technical expertise to Kit Car Builder magazine. Cole has
built and modified cars for more than 25 years. He enjoys building engines, setting
up suspension systems and taking a vision and building it from the ground up. He
even claims to like wiring cars. Cole was the Technical Editor at Hot Rod magazine
in the early ‘90s, editor of two off-
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