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Robert Ross

Editorial Consultant

Robert Ross is the automotive editorial consultant for Robb Report magazine. In addition to regularly evaluating new series-production vehicles in the sports and luxury segments, he directs a team of journalists to produce the annual Robb Report Car of the Year event. Ross places a substantial editorial focus on historic automobiles, in response to readers’ keen interest in collector cars and the market that drives them. As a lifelong automobile and motorcycle enthusiast, he enjoys a few machines of his own. More importantly, he values the many great friendships that have come about from a shared passion for all things vehicular. He lives, works, and drives in Los Angeles.

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