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

2019 Car Calendars

Please check out the Calendars page for details about my six, retail, car and truck titles for 2019.

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 Nissan Kicks

2019 Ram 1500 Rebel

2019 Nissan Armada

2019 Ford Edge

2019 Ford F-150

2019 Acura RDX

2018 Hyundai Ioniq

2019 Lexus ES 300h

2019 Volvo S60

2018 Porsche 718 Boxster GTS

2019 Dodge Challenger Hellcat Redeye

2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata

2018 Honda Clarity

2019 Mazda CX-3

2018 Toyota Prius c

2018 Mazda6