About me...

Professional ​Information​​

Tracy Martin currently writes for Motor Age, Aftermarket Aviation Defense, Contact! and Turbo Diesel Register magazines. As an A.S.E. certified master technician and consultant, Tracy has worked in the automotive aftermarket for over 25 years and has provided consulting services for Snap-On Tools, Sun Electric, Chevron Oil and Nissan of North America. He has developed automotive curriculum and taught courses including: engine performance, automotive electronics, fuel injection, ABS braking systems and other related subjects. Tracy has also provided consulting services as an expert witness for automotive related court actions.


In addition to his automotive experience, Tracy has presented seminars for power sports dealerships, motorcycle clubs and other organizations about safety, riding skills, motorcycle suspension, automotive/motorcycle electrical systems and the mental aspects of riding a motorcycle, an activity he has been involved with for over 40 years. He has also written hundreds of power sports-related articles for industry magazines.


He is the author of five books: How to Diagnose and Repair Automotive Electrical Systems, Motorcycle Electrical Systems–Troubleshooting and Repair (two editions), How to Use Automotive Diagnostic Scanners (two editions) and How to Modify Motorcycle Fuel Injection all published by Motorbooks International. In addition to these books, Tracy co-authored the second edition of Motorcycling Excellence for the Motorcycle Safety Foundation and wrote the Yuasa Battery Technical Manual.


Skill Sets

Technical Writer

Tracy has been a technical writer for over 25 years and has written about a wide variety of subjects including: turbochargers, superchargers, electronic engine management systems, and automotive new model introductions for dealerships. Clients include: Dealership University, Nissan of North America, Snap-On Tools, Sun Electric, Michell Service Manuals, Haynes Manuals, the U. S. Department of Labor, U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, Lockheed Martin and the Department of Homeland Security—Transportation Security Administration. In addition to automotive, aircraft and power sports subject matter, he has written extensive software documentation for large website development projects.

Expert Witness

Tracy has served as expert witness regarding automotive-related legal issues, including: electronic fuel injection, ABS braking systems, electronic cruise control and other on-board computer-controlled automotive systems. He has provided deposition testimony as well as reports and consultation services for attorneys.


Tracy has presented seminars at locations throughout the U.S. including the International Motorcycle Show in Washington D.C., Americade and BMW International motorcycle events. He has also presented seminars in the United Kingdom and Russian Federation. Seminar presentations include: High-Performance Riding Skills, Why We Ride Motorcycles, Motorcycle Riding Gear, Motorcycle Suspension, Automotive/Motorcycle 12-Volt Electrical Systems, How to Read Wiring Diagrams, How Electronic Fuel Injection Works and other subjects.


Tracy has contributed to motorcycle enthusiasts’ magazines since 1997 including: Motorcycle Consumer News, Road Bike, American Iron and 2Wheel Tuner magazines. He has written new motorcycle reviews, product evaluations and comparisons, and numerous technical articles covering a wide variety of subjects. He has contributed to professional trade publications for the power sports and automotive industries including: Motor Age, Dealer News, Motorcycle Product News and Powersports magazines. He also writes for Motor Age, Aviation Aftermarket Defense, Contact! and Turbo Diesel Register magazines.

Please contact Tracy if you would like to discuss his qualifications for a project. His CV is available upon request.