Stef Schrader

Stef Schrader

Social Media Editor, Autos

Stef Schrader is the Social Media Editor for The Drive and Car Bibles. She started writing about cars in 2013 after meeting Jalopnik's editor-in-chief at a race track, where Stef can be found at every available opportunity. Her main interests include weird cars, Nürburgring records, incredible vehicular feats and whatever you're working on in your garage.


  • Interests include wrenching, amateur racing, the lesser-known parts of car culture, and particularly rare or strange vehicles. (Bonus points if they’re aircooled.)
  • Meticulous writer and editor who actually enjoys browsing court records.
  • Member, Porsche Club of America
  • Winner, 24 Hours of Lemons Index of Effluency
  • Previous bylines include Jalopnik, Popular Mechanics, Autoweek, Panorama, Slate, AutoGuide, DriveTribe, Autoblog, The Truth About Cars, Winding Road, The Inventory and the Baylor Information Network.


Schrader's in-depth investigations, notable scoops and other work have been cited by publications across the globe. She established and led the Black Flag motorsports sub-site at Jalopnik, transforming it into a destination for in-depth coverage of motorsports' biggest championships, grassroots racing events and all things fast. Stef also hosted Jalopnik's "Build of the Week" video series, featuring interesting home-built project cars that ranged from resourceful budget builds to four-seat DeLoreans and LS swaps. She has been full-time with The Drive since 2021, leading its social media efforts and occasionally going on tangents about fast Porsches.


Schrader has a Bachelor of Arts from Baylor University with a double major in Film and Digital Media and Political Science.

Fun Fact

Stef collects Fisher-Price Puffalumps that occasionally ride in her car at track days. She owns two race cars, a Porsche 944 and a Volkswagen 411, which she frequently works on in her spare time.