Automotive Author & Historian
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COPO the book

The full story on Chevy's ultimate muscle cars!
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MATT's Story

Matt Avery is a veteran automotive journalist, photographer and historian. After stints as a repair technician for Mercedes-Benz and BMW, Matt wrote for the television show, MotorWeek, before joining the editorial team as Senior Video Producer.


Matt currently works for Mecum Auctions, serving as the Executive Producer of the website, Along with TV commentator veteran, John Kraman, Matt hosts the On The Move podcast, presented by Mecum Auctions and sponsored by State Farm.

Matt’s work has been seen in Hot Rod and Muscle Car Review as well as his column in the widely read Classic Recollections feature in the Chicago-based Daily Herald. Matt’s career includes time on the board for the Midwest Automotive Media Association, serving as Vice President.

His latest book, COPO, showcases over 45 world-class collector vehicles processed through GM’s Central Office. Matt’s expansive library of over 400 images, captured specifically for the book, has a permanent home in the archives at the General Motors Heritage Center. 

In 2019, his book, COPO, was awarded a Silver Medal by the Automotive Heritage Awards. In 2020, he made SEMA's '35 Under 35' List, recognizing rising young stars in the automotive industry.

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On The Move Podcast

Matt is the host of the On The Move podcast, presented by Mecum Auctions and sponsored by State Farm.


Along with cohost, John Kraman, veteran TV commentator for Mecum Auctions on NBCSN, the guys delve deep into the world of collector cars, checking in weekly with industry leaders and automotive personalities.



Auto World & Johnny Lightning have partnered with Matt to bring an exclusive 12 car set of 1/64 scale collectible diecast cars, based on real deal COPO cars Matt featured in his book.


These are available for pre-order before hitting store shelves at the end of Summer 2020. 


Matt is a renowned public speaker, bringing his humor & insight around the country to discussions of his journalistic & photographic work as well as Chevy's legendary COPO program.


He has hosted seminars and been a Celebrity Judge at such premier events as the Carlisle Chevrolet Nationals, The Muscle Car & Corvette Nationals, and spoken at the Daily Herald Cruise Night Summer Events as well as being interviewed on NBCSN and ABC 7 Chicago.


Want Matt to attend your car show, club meeting or other event? 


For media inquiries & event appearences, please contact Karyn Kraske:


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