Meet Our Staff & Writers!

Marrs (Portland, Oregon)
Marrs is the Editor-In-Chief of MotoArigato, founding the venture in 2011 as a solo project, then adding a varied group of writers, photographers, and feelancers over the subsequent years. Since then, his work has been published in various online platforms and print publications including Jalopnik, Mercedes Club of America newsletters,  and the AACA's Antique Automobile Magazine.

In May of 2013 he Founded The Coupe Group; The International Mercedes-Benz W111/112 Coupe & Cabriolet Club out of an interest in making contact with other owners of the same model as his weekend driver, a "survivor-class" 1962 Mercedes 220se coupe.  Marrs has spent a lifetime informally painting and sculpting historic autos from the past and a selection of his work can be seen at the link below. Today, Marrs lives in Portland, Oregon with his long-time partner and their family of rescued pit bulls.
Saatchi Gallery: Marrs

Peter Rankin (London, England)
Peter Rankin is an Industrial Designer based near London, England. His designs encompass the realms of architecture, furniture, lighting, housewares, transportation, clothing, brand identity, sport/luxury goods, and even a Royal yacht, and have been compared in the press with Philippe Starck and sculptor Henry Moore.

He has won awards including a “Best Design” award at Milan Design Week, and accolades from the industry with Intra Magazine proclaiming, “The link between art and design is rarely encapsulated so neatly.” His work often brings many hours of travel across Europe, and in England, Peter’s preferred mode of transport is a turbocharged Audi Avant station-wagon, chosen for it's performance and practicality, a bit like Peter’s own mind if you ask me! -Ed.


Mike Spicer (Portland, OR)
Mike Spicer is a car enthusiast who shares his passion for collector cars by profiling classics, interviewing owners and spotlighting car events. From supercars to antiques, restoration projects to just plain driving fun, Spicer's Collector Car Profile has a knack for getting into the details to learn more about your favorite car.

Mike's garage currently contains:
1971 Mercedes 280SL
1971 Mercedes 280SE 3.5 coupe
1965 Mustang Fastback
1972 Mercedes 250c
1989 Mercedes 420SEL
1977 Ford Country Squire Wagon

Spicer Collector Car Profile
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Ryan Hornsby (Indianapolis, Indiana)
Ryan is a long-time photographer with an eye for detail and fast action. He specializes in automobiles and aviation, regularly attending race events in the historic racing capital of the world, Indianapolis, Indiana, as well as traveling to air shows for dramatic shots of high-speed aircraft.

Ryan has owned and enjoyed a long and varied list of automobiles, and is renown locally for his talent creating original electronic music tracks.

Evan Paul (Massachusetts) 
Evan Paul is a college freshman from northern Massachusetts. While getting his license has taken longer than it should, Evan has made the best of it and has hitched rides in everything from a Honda Civic to a Porsche 911. A lover of all things automotive from a young age and a Chevy guy at heart, he’ll be cutting his teeth on a 1995 Impala SS while chasing a degree in environmental engineering.