Benjamin Hunting

Benjamin Hunting writes about cars and car culture for InsideHook. As such, he spends his time test driving and reviewing the most interesting vehicles hitting the market, researching the new trends and classic cars drivers should know, and unearthing curious stories throughout automotive history.

He's also a freelance writer and a regulator contributor at Motor Trend, Car and Driver, Driving Line and Hagerty, as well as one of the hosts of the Unnamed Automotive Podcast. He's been a rave promoter and record label owner, and spent his childhood hacking his own video games on a Commodore VIC-20. When he's not vintage racing, cursing at his vintage race car, or finding new and exciting ways to shoot himself in the foot financially with vehicles that are older than he is, he's creating comic books (Code 45) and cleaning a Sisyphean stack of vinyl records.

All Articles From Benjamin Hunting

When the Mustang Almost Became a Mazda

In the 1980s, Ford secretly planned a major rehaul of the muscle-car icon. Then word got out.

BMW i5 M60 Is No Conversion Car, But It Might Convert You

In this new variation of the popular 5 Series, electrification feels like an afterthought — in the best possible way

Is This the Year You Go Electric?

As more EVs become available and charging infrastructure expands, will you join the early adopters and ditch your gas car?

Automakers Open Pandora’s Box With Facial Recognition

Unreliable technology is mining your data in your car. Are we all being taken for a ride?

The History of X: BMW’s Big SUV Gamble 

Before the X series was a sales giant, it was a moonshot built on Land Rover knowhow

Review: An Affordable, Under-the-Radar SUV That Overdelivers

Buick — yes, Buick — is back in the conversation with the surprisingly compelling Envista

The 10 Cars, Trucks and SUVs We’re Most Excited to Drive in 2024

The magnificent return of the Land Cruiser, plus seven compelling EVs that’ll make you want to switch to a plug

The Classic Ferrari Collector’s Guide

A decade-by-decade look at the Prancing Horse's sports and touring cars, including underappreciated models to know and buying advice to follow

The 20 Best Cars, Trucks and SUVs We Drove in 2023

Including an off-road Lamborghini, a legitimately cool minivan and three vehicles from a single brand that continues to trounce the competition

Review: Big Ambitions, Mixed Results for Mercedes-Benz EQE SUV

The new electric SUV is perfectly acceptable. Is that enough in today’s market?

The One That Got Away: Cars We’ve Loved and Lost

Twelve automotive writers and photographers on the vehicles they regret letting slip through their fingers

Review: Toyota’s Weirdest Vehicle Is a Hybrid Sedan

There’s a lot to love about the Crown, which offers the best-driving hybrid system in Toyota’s lineup, but its SUV aspirations may leave you wanting more

Review: Nissan Ariya Is Light Years Ahead of Its Leaf Origins

The electric SUV has no problem turning heads, but will buyers pay a premium for its charms?

Review: The Dodge Challenger Gets a Proper Greatest Hits Package

There’s more power to be had in the muscle car’s Last Call lineup, but the deliciously retro Scat Pack Swinger is the one you want

Review: This Hybrid Minivan May Convince You to Ditch Your SUV

A big battery and astounding practicality make the Chrysler Pacifica Plug-In Hybrid a compelling contender

Genesis Electrified GV70 Expands Battery Punch Past Brand True Believers

You don’t have to be an EV-angelist to pick up what the GV70 is putting down