Josh Mishler started out in the hot rod industry during 1999 at age 17 working with Goodguys Rod and Custom Association as a monthly columnist in their publication the Goodguys Gazette. He continued to write for Goodguys until 2004, while entering into automotive photo journalism at the same time. In 2005 he took a full time position, with the now defunct Buckaroo Communications, as head photographer for their lineup of hot rod themed magazines. He continued to work for Buckaroo traveling the country, visiting hot rod shops and aftermarket companies, photographing and writing for them until their demise in 2009. Shortly thereafter, he agreed to take a position with Advanced Plating in their sales department as special projects manager, as well as their marketing manager, both of which are roles he continues to fill today. Additionally, he has managed to keep his name in print since 2009 by providing freelance work to a number of automotive titles worldwide.