Dave Pankew

Dave Pankew

Managing Editor

Dave’s first car was a 1963 Jaguar E-Type Series I Roadster with the 3.8L triple carb that he purchased at 15, before he even had a license! From there it was a series of muscle cars, 4x4s, and classics before he transitioned to high-tech performance and turbo cars from Japan and Europe.

Originally wanting to design cars, Dave ended up pursuing Bachelor of Architecture to make buildings instead. But he always followed his passion by being immersed in the car scene and racing world, eventually turned it into a career. Dave scored an Editor-in-Chief position at tuner publication Modified Magazine and later took on the same role for Luxury & Exotics Magazine. From there, Dave switched to digital as Senior Editor at Autoblog / HuffingtonPost and AutoNation before relocating for Motor1.com and Motorsport.com in Miami.

Having owned nearly 40 cars, Dave currently can be found playing with one of his vehicles for almost every occasion: Nissan Skyline GT-R R32 and Toyota Supra Turbo Mk4 for the track, the Land Cruiser FJ80 for overlanding and to go fast without gas, a Tesla Model 3 Performance Track Pack.

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