Victoria Scott

Victoria Scott


Victoria Scott is a former staff writer for The Drive. She began in the automotive industry as a freelancer in early 2021, fresh out of a programming job at NASA Mission Control, before joining The Drive as a full-time writer. She currently lives in Idaho.


  • Interests include classic JDM obscurities, drifting, scale model building, and overlanding.
  • Specifically interested in the history and culture of the cars that built enthusiasm and automotive joy, and photographing them artfully.
  • Previous bylines at Slashgear, Jalopnik, Motor1, AutomotiveMap, Hemmings, and Car Bibles.


Victoria has been an automotive enthusiast since the age of two, and has experience in off-road competition driving, autocross, track driving, and drift competitions; in addition, she is a professional photographer. Her proudest feature series has been The Vanscontinental Express, written for The Drive in 2021, chronicling her adventures driving through the West in a JDM Toyota van as she rediscovered herself after she began her gender transition.


Victoria has a Bachelor of Science from Kent State University in Computer Science and was homeschooled previously.

Fun Fact

While her garage is varied and ever-changing, Victoria’s favorite vehicle will forever be her 1995 Toyota Hiace 3.0 Turbodiesel Super Custom. With factory-equipped curtains, a 2” lift, and the world’s most dependable diesel heart, her van (christened “Marsha”) is where her heart is.


Get latest from Victoria Scott

Acura News photo

2023 Acura Integra Officially Replaces the Unloved ILX

By Victoria Scott / Published Feb 24, 2022

Car Tech photo

Adaptive Headlights Finally Approved by Feds for US Roads

By Victoria Scott / Published Feb 16, 2022

Electric Vehicles photo

Ford Mustang Mach-E Is Now an Undercover Police Car

By Victoria Scott / Published Feb 18, 2022

Porsche News photo

2023 Porsche Macan T: 261 HP and a Stiffer Suspension

By Victoria Scott / Published Feb 17, 2022

Car Buying photo

Eighty Percent of New Car Buyers Paid Over MSRP in January

By Victoria Scott / Published Feb 15, 2022

Porsche News photo

Happy 45th Birthday to the Porsche V8

By Victoria Scott / Published Feb 14, 2022