James Gilboy

James Gilboy

Staff Writer

James has written for The Drive since early 2017, focusing on the history and ongoing evolution of technology, transportation, and car culture. Be it powered by a battery, boiler, internal combustion or nuclear fission, he could probably tell you more about it than you’d care to hear.


  • Amateur racer in the 24 Hours of Lemons
  • Former ASE Student Certified mechanic
  • Also seen in Popular Science, MSN


Having written about cars for various outlets since 2014, James has extensively covered every facet of the automotive world, bringing digestible depth to mass audiences. He’s as comfortable reporting on history and culture as he is business and technology, though his specialties are—without a doubt—his abilities to dig up offbeat history and understand the direction automotive culture is headed.


Attended Front Range Community College from 2013-2018, where he studied business, ethics, and journalism before departing with ASE certification in automotive service.

Fun Fact

Lando Norris once rammed me off the track in Forza Motorsport before he reached F1.