Brad Sears

Master Mechanic, The Auto Doctor, Saturday Mechanic, teacher, trainer, race car driver, photographer, author, and more are all titles that Brad Sears has worn proudly. Now, well into his seventies, he still teaches part time, writes, and consults as well as travels with DW Lucy and kitty kat Earl in their 1990, yes and oldie but goodie, 38 foot Foretravel Diesel Pusher. Last summer saw more than 12,000 miles pass under the wheels. Plans for this coming summer looks to complete a trip on the Lincoln Highway from New Hampshire and return via route 66.

Brad has been in the automobile business for more than 60 years starting in the family garage business in Needham, Massachusetts. From there it was not a difficult move into the world of Automotive Education teaching in Vocational Schools, corporate training, post secondary, and his own training company.

During this time he began writing and a broadcasting career as a second endeavor while keeping a hectic teaching schedule, creating At Your Service For Car Owners on the CBS radio network. William Loeb, the then publisher of the Manchester Union Leader, gave Brad his entrance into the world of the written word as Auto Editor of his papers.

PBS TV found the energetic Sears and produced Last Chance Garage, a TV show about what else, cars with Sears as the writer and on air host.

Sears’ written work has appeared regularly in Popular Mechanics, Atlantic Monthly, 30 or more news papers including the LA Times, and several trade magazines. Although supposedly retired for more than 15 years he is still found teaching in his class room in rural New Hampshire several hours a day. As Sears puts it I have been in the Auto Industry for more than one half of it’s life.