About Dan Lyons

Automotive Photographer


photo courtesy of the Times Union

Photographer with over 180 calendars to his credit.  Extensive photo library of car images from classic to contemporary.  Thousands of images published in calendars, books, magazines and web sites internationally.  IAMA Gold, Silver and Bronze awards for excellence, IAMA Best of Graphics award winner.

Exclusive Photographer for the books: Cars of the Sensational 60’s (Krause Publications), Cars of the Fantastic 50’s, (Krause Publications), Modern American Muscle (MBI Publishers), Station Wagons (MBI Publishers), Sixties American Cars (MBI Publishers), Muscle Car Milestones (MBI Publishers).  Principal Photographer for the books Corvette: 50th Anniversary (Publications International), Cars of 1957 (Publications International) and Cars of 1965 (Publications International).  Contributing Photographer for hundreds of books, magazine and newspaper articles.     



Automotive Writer (Classic/Special Interest Cars)

Author of the books: Cars of the Sensational 60’s (IAMA Gold and Silver award winner), Cars of the Fantastic 50’s (IAMA Gold and Silver award winner), Cars Of 1957, (IAMA MOTO award winner), Sixties American Cars , (IAMA Silver award winner) and Cars of 1965, (IAMA Silver award winner).  Co-Author of the book: Corvette: An American Classic, (IAMA Silver award winner).  Contributing Writer/Photographer on classic and special interest autos/trucks for Collectible Automobile magazine.  Former Feature Editor for Car Collector and Car Classics magazine.  IAMA Best of Internet award winner.


Automotive Writer (New Cars)

Road Test Columnist for the Albany, New York Times Union since 1992.  Weekly new car review in the Saturday and early Sunday editions of the newspaper (paid circulation - 100,872 readers) and on Timesunion.com.  Syndicated  Automotive Columnist for the Motor Matters group.  Recognized by the International Automotive Media Association (IAMA Gold, Silver and Bronze foundation awards, IAMA Best of the Internet) for excellence in car reviews.  Former Road Test Editor for Amoco Motor Club’s RoadSmart magazine.  Former contributor of new car test drives to Kelley Blue Book (kbb.com), Automedia.com and Autobytel.com. 


Education

BA, MA: State University of New York


Professional Affiliations

International Motor Press Association
Midwest Automotive Media Association




What’s New


2018 Car Calendars

It’s never too early to start thinking about what to hang on the wall next year!  Check out the Calendars page for details about my six, car and truck titles for 2018, available now.

The page has direct links to the publisher’s website (Tide-Mark Press), where you’ll find photos and a description of each title, along with purchase information.  



Latest Reviews


2017 Ford Shelby GT 350

2017 Ford Edge

2018 Subaru Impreza

2017 Jeep Renegade Altitude

2017 Jaguar F-Pace

2017 Dodge Challenger R/T

2018 Volkswagen Tiguan

2017 Cadillac CTS V-Sport

2017 Kia Forte5 SX

2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV

2017 Honda Civic Si Sedan

2017 Chrysler 300S AWD

2017 Buick LaCrosse

2018 Toyota Camry

2017 Porsche Boxster S