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. 


BA, MA: State University of New York

Professional Affiliations

International Motor Press Association
Midwest Automotive Media Association

What’s New

2018 Car Calendars

Check out the Calendars page for details about my six, car and truck titles for 2018.

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

2019 Jeep Cherokee

2018 Dodge Durango R/T AWD

2018 Alfa Romeo Giulia

2018 RAM 1500 Limited Tungsten

2018 Toyota C-HR

2018 Jeep Wrangler

2018 Chevrolet Malibu

2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio

2018 Kia Stinger

2018 Kia Rio

2018 Toyota Avalon Hybrid

2018 Honda Fit Sport

2018 Lexus LC 500h

2018 Toyota Camry