About Us

Kyle Edward - Founder

At just fifteen, Kyle Edward co-founded a YouTube channel called The Oakland Car Review and that’s where it all started. Over the years the channel grew, getting over 2.4 million views. Wanting to get more into writing content, he co-founded ThisIsDrive Magazine which ran for nearly one year before converting to a fully digital platform, ThisIsDrive.com. Now, Kyle both leads the website and creates videos for the ThisIsDrive YouTube channel. Having been published on automotive topics for over five years, Kyle is a truly passionate automotive journalist


Benjamin Olsen - Digital Content Creator

Benjamin Olsen is a digital content creator with a broad focus on automotive subject matter. His industry interests include the future of automotive production, technological advancements and sustainable practices. He strongly believes in the ability of new media to connect with consumers in a positive way. His background includes extensive video production and even some print publishing experience. He has co-founded a number of automotive-related ventures and is pleased to lend his perspective as a featured contributor for ThisIsDrive.com.