Jeff Francis Biography
Jeff Francis is the founder and driving force behind The Speed Journal. Jeff’s interest in motorsports stems from years of road racing on California west coast tracks, with Laguna Seca Raceway being considered “home track”. Piloting a historic 1962 Jaguar E-Type and also an IMSA 240Z in two Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunions have been racing career highlights. Through The Speed Journal’s “Driver’s Series”, Jeff has traveled the world in search of unique driving experiences on historic circuits, including Spa-Francorchamps, Nürburgring Nordschleife, 24 Hours of Le Mans circuit, Red Bull Ring, Paul Ricard, Brands Hatch, Watkins Glen, and Magny Cours among others. The “Driver’s Series” has provided opportunities to drive everything from McLarens to open wheel F1 and Indycars to NASCAR stock cars. Outings with a full-size dragster on the quarter-mile, Ice Driving with Porsche in Quebec, and a 360 Sprint car on a clay track have expanded The Speed Journal’s coverage of driving experiences. His personal collection has included a wide variety of marques over the years, including icons from Porsche, Jaguar, Ferrari, Alfa Romeo and Mercedes Benz. These days Jeff’s garage leans towards American powered sports cars with 2019 & 2006 Ford GT’s, a 1967 Shelby, and a 1972 De Tomaso Pantera in the collection.