About The Author: Stephen Brand

Stephen Brand

went to auto shop class at Tampa Bay Technical High School in Florida, after becoming interested in cars, racing, and mechanical engineering some time around 2005. After picking up a lot of advanced topics fairly quickly, Steve found himself explaining the concepts to other people, so frequently that it began to consume a lot of time.

In late 2011, he decided to set up a portion of his first 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.

Steve worked part sales at Advance Auto Parts from November 26th, 2012, to December 2nd, 2017.

Stephen Brand's Cars

Steve's current daily driver is a 2005 Pontiac GTO, with the 6.0L V8 "LS2" engine. This car was purchased in December of 2014 with about 53,000 miles on it. As of August 2018, the milage has gone up to 72,000.

Under the hood of Steve's 2005 LS2 GTO

Steve currently owns a slightly-modified 2001 Pontiac Grand Prix SE, which has a 3.1 liter V6 engine designed by General Motors. This used to be his daily driver until past cooling problems caught up with the car and grew into a major cooling issue. The Gran Prix currently waits for new or resurfaced heads.

Under the hood of Stephen Brand's 2001 Pontiac Grand Prix SE

Here is Stephen Brand in 2011, standing next to a white Nissan GT-R he came across in an Ybor parking garage:

White 2012 Nissan GT-R

Steve on YouTube

Steve has been a content creator on YouTube since 2007. In 2015 he started Cars Simplified: Season 1.