About Mark Maynard

Mark Maynard

Mark Maynard

Mark Maynard has been the automotive editor of the San Diego Union-Tribune newspaper since 1992. His work puts him behind the wheel of nearly 200 vehicles a year for review and competitive comparison.

Attending manufacturer's new-vehicle press conferences keeps him abreast of the hottest new vehicles and technological advancements. He has graduated from several performance and off-highway driving courses and has spent seat time with influential car designers, engineers and race drivers.

He also has a twice-monthly Internet Web cast, "Wheels on the Web," that can be viewed at www.uniontrib.com. He has been a regular guest host on a local automotive radio show and has appeared on television for automotive issues. He owns a 1987 Chevy Suburban 4WD and a 1968 VW bus.

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Coffee Table Books That Won't Be Regifted Apr 04, 2017

MAYNARD'S GARAGE BY MARK MAYNARD FOR RELEASE: TUESDAY, APRIL 4, 2017 Coffee Table Books That Won't Be Regifted I didn't think there was a scrap of unreported information remaining on ANY Porsche, yet "My Porsche Book: The Iconic 356s" is a weighty ... Read More

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2017 BMW 330e iPerformance: Plug-In Hybrid Is a Techno Powerhouse Mar 28, 2017

As BMW barrels into the frontier of autonomous driving, it may need to change its tagline from the "Ultimate Driving Machine" to the "Ultimate Driven Machine." Today's tester is a 330e iPerformance plug-in hybrid sedan. Of course, it has all the ove... Read More

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2017 Infiniti Q60: A Sex Jet Without Penalty for Pleasure Mar 21, 2017

Nobody needs a luxury sport coupe, but everybody likes how they look behind the wheel. Infiniti has completely redesigned and re-engineered its 2017 Q60, a four-seat hardtop. The company calls the Q60 a brand shaper because elements of its styling wi... Read More