Chris Rosales

Chris Rosales

Staff Writer

Chris Rosales is a Staff Writer for The Drive. He covers a myriad of topics, mostly focused on the technical side of automobiles as well as performance driving and automotive history. Born and raised in Los Angeles, he frequents the Southern California canyons and car culture.


  • Expertise includes the automotive industry and car culture, automotive engineering and history, as well as photography.
  • DIY mechanic that considers an engine swap a weekend job.
  • Previous work experience: GTChannel, track day photography, drifting coverage, and odd jobs. Once worked in an Italian restaurant.


Chris is a fresh addition to the folds of digital media, having spent most of his career behind a camera taking high-octane photos for GTChannel, with freelance side work. He took up blog writing during college and used it to cover motorsports and deep-dives into engineering before joining Car Bibles in 2020 and The Drive in 2022.


College of the Canyons, AA-T in Communications.

Fun Fact

When he is not nose deep in blogs about obscure performance hatchbacks, Chris is driving canyons somewhere for no reason and listening to a mixture of Motown, 2010s R&B, and Gran Turismo menu music. He is also an avid sim racer and motorsports enthusiast, taking up karting and track days as his preferred real-life hobbies.