Matt Stone, freelance journalist, author, broadcaster, former Editor, Motor Trend Classic magazine. He has been a professional automotive journalist / photographer since 1990.

Editorially, Stone was in charge of advance and strategic planning for the magazine, including story selection and editor assignments. He participated in all manner of Motor Trend activities, including road tests, special interest stories, industry news, and MT’s world-recognized Car, Truck, and Sport/Utility of the Year programs. His specialties are history, design, and interview features. Stone contributed to, and his voice was often heard on the syndicatedMotor Trend Radio Network.

Stone has a Bachelor’s degree from Cal Poly Pomona, with a major in Business, and minors in Journalism and Marketing. He has authored and photographed more than a dozen automotive book titles with more in process, and for seven years was a member of SPEED/Fox Sports’ Barrett-Jackson auctions television broadcast team.


Matt enjoys anything with four wheels, though demonstrates a particular passion for sports, performance, and racing cars.

Chief Class Judge at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, a judge at the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance, and officiates at other shows and events. He serves his profession as a past Officer and Board of Director member, Keynote Address Committee Chairman, and past-President of the Motor Press Guild (MPG) trade association.

A California native, Matt Stone currently resides in Glendale, and still hopes to own a Ferrari Daytona, a Ford GT, and a Shelby Cobra 289.

Well, some day, anyway…