A veteran of motorsports journalism since the late 1980s, John Drummond began his career as a photographer at the long-shuttered Baylands Raceway Park in Fremont, CA. It was there Drummond honed his photojournalism skills enabling him to serve as a contributor to both national and international racing publications. While he covered NHRA Championship Drag Racing for Drag Racing New Zealand, it was his dramatic photo sequence of Eddie Hill’s “Blowover” at the 1989 Winternationals that landed on the cover of Super Stock & Drag Illustrated bringing national acclaim.
He spent the bulk of his professional career in various roles for the Goodguys Rod & Custom Association where he worked from 1990 to 2018. While at Goodguys, he served as Editor of the Goodguys Goodtimes Gazette, Publicity Director, and company emcee traveling to events around the United States for nearly three decades. In November of 2018, Drummond received an Industry Recognition award from the Hot Rod Industry Alliance at the SEMA Show.
During the 1990s and early 2000s Drummond cruised in his all black 1957 Belvedere which he named “Geraldine,” then went on to build a 1962 Ford Country Squire wagon. For the last decade he has owned and tuned a series of Mercedes AMG machines.
Even though he recently started a sales career in the beverage industry, he still remains active writing about and photographing high performance cars.
A San Francisco Bay Area native, he resides in San Mateo, California.