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) and Automedia.com. 


BA, MA: State University of New York

Professional Affiliations

International Motor Press Association
Midwest Automotive Media Association

What’s New

2017 Car Calendars

Check out the calendars page to see details about my six, car and truck titles available for 2017!

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

Latest Reviews

2018 Volkswagen Atlas

2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC300 4MATIC Coupe

2017 Volvo V90 Cross Country

2017 Chevy Trax

2017 Nissan Titan Pro-4X 4WD

2017 Dodge Durango GT AWD

2017 Jeep Compass

2017 Kia Niro

2017 Dodge Challenger GT

2017 Audi A4 Sedan 2.0T quattro

2017 Jeep Wrangler Sahara 4x4

2017 Mazda6 Grand Touring