In creating automotive art, I have had the opportunity to meet some interesting people. One of these people is Steve Lyman. Steve is the person you see driving the SRT-10 in the artwork I did for Sport Truck Magazine.
Sport Truck presented this artwork to Steve as an award, when he was at Chrysler. It is the first time that Sport Truck Magazine presented a “Performance Truck of the Year” award.
Recently Steve emailed me to catch up and to let me know what he is doing now. He has since retired from Chrysler and is now Founder and President of All American Dynamics, LLC.
I found it really interesting reading about his background from his web site. Steve has had positions such as vehicle development engineer, test driver, vehicle dynamics department manager, vehicle dynamics specialist, and vehicle dynamics executive consultant. As if this wasn’t impressive enough, he has also led the chassis development programs for vehicles such as the Chrysler ME Four-Twelve Supercar, Dodge Viper SRT-10, Dodge Ram SRT-10, Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT-8, Dodge Ram T-REX 6X6, Plymouth Prowler, Jeep Wrangler TJ, and Jeep Grand Cherokee ZJ. He is also an owner/driver of enduro and sprint karts, midgets, and open wheel formula cars.
On his web site his company offers a lot of different services and the last one listed is Driver Coaching. The reason I pointed this out is that Steve has some videos listed on his site and one of them has him driving around this test track. Test track driving is a skill in itself but what I found so interesting is that Steve keeps calmly talking through the whole run. I know I would have stopped talking to focus on driving after “GO”. Watch the video below to see it for yourself.
Now that’s what I call skill!!! If that is any indicator of the Driver Coach lessons, you can imagine the level of expertise on his other services.
Steve also has on his site this cool video of the SRT-10 going through the motions on a performance track.
Steve tells me that the print I did for Sport Truck Magazine continues to hang in the SRT main conference room in Auburn Hills, along with the many of trophies and framed magazine covers that SRT has received over recent years.
See Steve’s new business named All American Dynamics, LLC at www.allamericandynamicsllc.com.