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, where he could embed photos and video to improve the learning experience. 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.
Steve was a student of Lincoln Tech (East Windsor campus) from September of 2018 to January of 2020. He graduated with a perfect 4.0 GPA, making it on to the dean's list. Steve also won a pit crew experience with an IndyCar team, getting to work on a Schmidt Peterson Motorsports car at Pocono in 2019.
Steve currently lives in Connecticut, and previously lived in Florida.
Stephen Brand's Cars
Steve's current favorite is a yellow 2005 Pontiac GTO, with the 6.0L V8 "LS2" engine. It is equipped with an automatic transmission, the 4L60E-HD This car was purchased in December of 2014 with about 53,000 miles on it. As of May 2023, the mileage has gone up to 73,000. In 2018, Steve started the GTO Upgrade Project where the front suspension recieved almost all new upgrade parts.
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Steve on YouTube
Steve has been a content creator on YouTube since 2008. In January of 2015 he started Cars Simplified: Season 1.
- Steve's Guest Appearances
- Stephen Brand on LinkedIn
- Steve's Music Listening History on Last.FM
*Based on the value of the estimated value of the Pontiac GTO and stock portfolio.