From June 2012 until early 2016, Webster served as Editor-in-Chief of Road & Track. He rejuvenated the magazine with stunning visuals and sharp writing, which increased subscriptions despite the industry’s newsstand collapse. During his tenure, Road&Track nabbed its first ASME nomination for a magazine section, joining the ranks of Esquire and New Yorker, and returned to its rightful place as the home of automotive enthusiasm.
Prior to that assignment, he served as the automotive editor of Popular Mechanics, overseeing the development of the magazine’s automotive content across print, web, broadcast, and tablet platforms. He was also responsible for managing the auto staff, editing all automotive content, and writing reviews and features.
Before joining Popular Mechanics, Webster worked for Car and Driver from 2004 to 2008 as its technical director, where he managed a team of editors and writers and served as the magazine’s chief test driver and instructor. He was also the host of Car and Driver Television from 2002 to 2005, working on and off camera as both a stunt driver and scriptwriter. From 1995 to 2004, Webster was technical editor for Car and Driver.
Webster is an amateur race car driver who has competed on over a dozen of North America’s premier circuits. He is also a serial collector of vintage cars, which he restores in his home shop. He has a mechanical engineering degree from Lehigh University and is the graduate of several Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) programs.