Stephen Brand went to auto shop class at Tampa Bay Technical High School in Florida, after becoming interested in cars, racing, and mechanical engineering. After picking up a lot of advanced topics fairly quickly, Steve found himself explaining the concepts to people, which began to consume a lot of time. In late 2011, he decided to set up a portion of his site dedicated to explaining things he was often asked. On a roll, however, he decided a whole site could benefit a lot of people, so the CarsSimplified.com domain was purchased, and the site came to life. Lately he updates the site between freelance work.
Steve has been working part sales at Advance Auto Parts (store 9514) since November 26th, 2012.
Stephen Brand's Car
Steve currently drives a slightly-modified 2001 Pontiac Grand Prix SE, which has a 3.1 liter V6 engine designed by General Motors.
Here is Stephen Brand in 2011, standing next to a white Nissan GT-R he came across in an Ybor parking garage: