Elana Scherr didn’t grow up in a car family but has made up for lost time since then. She started her wheeled career in motorcycle parts fabrication, then did a stint in Automotive PR before moving to the editorial side. She was a staff editor at HOT ROD Magazine, Editor in Chief of Roadkill Magazine, and currently reviews new cars for Edmunds and Car and Driver while also covering classics and car culture for American Car Collector, Sports Car Market, and other enthusiast titles. Elana and her husband Tom have a large collection (more than a dozen) of mostly carbureted vehicles including an Opel GT, several muscle cars, and a classic open-backed ramp truck race hauler that originally belonged to Pro Stock legend Dick Landy. They cover their collection and keeping it running on the Challengeher YouTube channel. Along with the car projects, Elana is writing a book with Don Prudhomme about his life and racing career.
THE COLLECTOR CAR MARKET AS YOU SEE IT TODAY
THE VEHICLE YOU BOUGHT
1981 Turbo Pontiac Trans Am
THE VEHICLE YOU SOLD
1973 Plymouth Duster
THE VEHICLE YOU WILL NEVER LET GO
1970 Dodge Challenger
THE ULTIMATE COLLECTOR CAR
Jensen Interceptor 440, Viper 5th Generation, Miura
The media landscape in the industry is changing very quickly and there are transitions from magazines to websites. However, Elana says she will always stay involved even though her roles may change.
If you love cars and a car makes you happy, then it will be a good investment.
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