Brand competed in IMSA GTO/GTU and SCCA Escort Series races through the ‘80’s, co-driving to wins at Mosport and Nelson Ledges in Archer Brother’s factory Eagle Talons. Brand started instructing for Skip Barber in 1984, and he still spends lots of time driving Mazdaspeed MX-5 Cup series cars at Skip Barber events. Brand is also an automotive journalist. He hosted “AutoTalk” Sat/Sun on KSTP AM1500 in Mpls/St. Paul for 28 years. His syndicated weekly newspaper column, “Motoring”, has appeared in the Mpls. Star Tribune for 30 years. He authored “How to Repair Your Car” and “How to Repair Your Truck and SUV”, published by Motorbooks Int’l and available at most bookstores.