Growing up around cars and cameras, it seems fitting that Greg Carloss ended up at MotorWeek. Raised in Maryland, Greg spent countless weekends either in the passenger seat of an 18-wheel car hauler helping his dad deliver new vehicles or in the garage working on the family’s car. Young Greg was quite the tire-kicker — literally — taking every opportunity to kick the tires of anything on rubber to test its road-worthiness. Cameras were also a big part of his childhood evidenced by dozens of hours of home movies starring himself, his mom and two older sisters. As much as Greg insists he prefers staying behind the camera, our Over the Edge reporter would be lying if he said he didn’t enjoy it just a little bit.
Greg got his start at MotorWeek as the Assistant Road Test Producer in 2012 after interning for the show during his final semester at McDaniel College. Since then, he’s driven hundreds of cars, visited over 20 U.S. states and attended overseas press drives in countries like Germany, Portugal and Bahrain just to name a few. In 2016 Greg transitioned to MotorWeek’s Online Content Coordinator, overseeing the show’s digital presence while still playing a major role in the Road Test department. He even found time to become an FAA certified drone pilot.
Test driving cars and reporting on unique automotive experiences certainly qualifies as a dream job, but it’s not always glamorous. For Greg, thrashing a Porsche 911 GT3 around a Spanish racetrack is every bit as likely as crawling through the mud to get a two-second shot of a RAM Rebel in freezing temperatures. All in a day’s work — just don’t ask him “what’s the best car?”
Currently, Greg lives in Frederick, MD with his wife and two small children. To make room for his daugher and son, he sold his 1993 Mazda Miata and now drives the newest car he’s ever owned…his wife’s 2008 Kia Sportage. Despite this, Greg still believes he’s cool and vows to prove it once he can afford it.