"Before I was old enough to walk, my dad was taking me to various types of racing events, from local drag racing to the Daytona 500," says Patrick Rall, a lifetime automotive expert, diehard Dodge fan, and respected auto journalist for over 10 years. "He owned a repair shop and had a variety of performance cars when I was young, but by the time I was 16, he was ready to build me my first drag car – a 1983 Dodge Mirada that ran low 12s. I spent 10 years traveling around the country, racing with my dad by my side. While we live in different areas of the country, my dad still drag races at 80 years old in the car that he built when I was 16 while I race other vehicles, including my 2017 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat and my 1972 Dodge Demon 340.

"Although I went to college for accounting, my time in my dad’s shop growing up allowed me the knowledge to spend time working as a mechanic before getting my accounting degree, at which point I worked in the office of a dealership group. While I was working in the accounting world, I continued racing and taking pictures of cars at the track. Over time, I began showing off those pictures online and that led to my writing.

"Ten years ago, I left the accounting world to become a full-time automotive writer and I am living proof that if you love what you do, you will never “work” a day in your life," adds Rall, who has clocked in time as an auto mechanic, longtime drag racer and now automotive journalist who contributes to nearly a dozen popular auto websites dedicated to fellow enthusiasts.

"I love covering the automotive industry and everything involved with the job. I was fortunate to turn my love of the automotive world into a hobby that led to an exciting career, with my past of working as a mechanic and as an accountant in the automotive world provides me with a unique perspective of the industry.

"My experience drag racing for more than 20 years coupled with a newfound interest in road racing over the past decade allows me to push performance cars to their limit, while my role as a horse stable manager gives me vast experience towing and hauling with all of the newest trucks on the market today.

"Being based on Detroit," says Rall, "I never miss the North American International Auto Show, the Woodward Dream Cruise and Roadkill Nights, along with spending plenty of time raising hell on Detroit's Woodward Avenue with the best muscle car crowd in the world.

Lexus SC400 Manual Transmission Swap Thread

This project thread walks us through every headache of swapping a manual transmission into an SC400.

  Comments | By - March 15, 2018

Lexus Named Best of the Best in Australian Customer Satisfaction Survey

Lexus RC

Lexus beat every other automaker along with scoring higher than any company on the Australian continent.

  Comments | By - March 5, 2018

Lexus Rep Talks about Driving the 2018 Lexus LS500

2018 Lexus LS500 Rear

The ClubLexus community shares its questions and concerns with the 2018 LS500. This discussion on the 2018 Lexus LS500 was started by a Lexus Dealership Representative from Indiana, who had recently completed the company program with the sleek, new sedan. He offered some insight on the car and opened the floor for questions and to […] More »

  Comments | By - February 12, 2018

Homemade LS430 True Cold Air Intake

If MacGyver made a custom cold air intake for his Lexus LS430, it might look like this.

  Comments | By - February 9, 2018

  1. 1
  2. 2
  3. 3
  4. 4