Edward J. Lenahan has a thing for cars. A voracious reader of all things automotive as a child, Lenahan spent his teenage years attending countless vintage auto races, helping construct several BMW and Lotus racecars, and working for Paul Newman and Carl Haas’ IndyCar team.
The years his following his 18th birthday saw him incorporate his one-man race team, become a nationally-ranked 125cc shifterkart driver, attend Bridgestone Racing School’s Racer Mechanic program, earn his professional racing license, and conclude over eight years at Newman Haas Racing with a championship ring.
A native of Northbrook, Illinois, Lenahan earned Bachelor’s degrees in Creative Writing and English Literature from Lake Forest College in 2000. In 2003, he relocated to Charleston, South Carolina where he earned his Master’s degree in English Literature from the College of Charleston. Edward J. Lenahan lives with his wife in a 1921 Arts and Crafts home.