Norm Mort graduated from the University of Toronto and became a public school teacher, librarian and art instructor. At the same time his interest in cars resulted in the publication of his first article in Enjoying MG in 1985. From that point on he wrote freelance articles for newspapers, magazines and club publications until taking early retirement in 2003 from teaching. Norm then became a full-time freelance automotive journalist living in a small village in eastern Ontario, Canada. He has been a member of the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC), for over twenty years and was a member of the Canadian Car of the Year committee for three years.
All in all, Norm has written about classic, antique, special interest, hot rod, custom and sports cars for over 30 years having stories published in Canada, the US and Britain. He was a section writer and columnist for the Montreal Gazette and a columnist and feature writer for seven years with Sun Media. He currently freelances for numerous other publications and specializes in collector cars, new-car and product reviews, road tests, and book reviews. He was one of the first columnists for Canada's Old Autos newspaper in which he has numerous columns to this day. He is also a contributor to the US-based Sports Car Market and Corvette Market magazine.
In books, he was a contributor in Keith Martin's "Guide to Car Collecting" and "Keith Martin on Collecting Austin-Healey, MG and Triumph," as well as and others.
In 2007 Crabtree Publications published Norm's young teen's book "Classic Cars 1930-1980. Norm had already acted as a Consultant for Crabtree in Sweet Rides, Katherine Bailey, NASCAR, Rachel Eagen, and Formula One, Adrianna Morganelli.
More recently, he also wrote "Micro Trucks" (Veloce Publishing) in October, 2008 followed by "Anglo-American Cars -from the 1930s to the 1970s," "Triumph Stag -The Essential Buyer's Guide," "American Trucks of the 1950s" and "American Trucks of the 1960s," "American Woodies," "American Station Wagons -1930-1970" and "American Independents 1945-1960."
Soon to be published (March 2011) by Iconografix Inc. will be the "The History of American Cab-Over Engine Trucks" and due out early in 2012 "Dogs on Wheels" by Hubble and Hattie.
As a lifelong car enthusiast, Norm Mort has owned a 1922 Vauxhall D-Type, a 1949 Allard, a 1936 Chrysler Airstream sedan and many others. He currently owns a 1957 BMW Isetta, a 1958 FriskySport, a 1959 Nobel 200, a 1960 Scootacar Mk. 1, a 1966 Triumph TR4, a 1962 Sunbeam Harrington Le Mans, a 1966 Autobianchi Bianchina Van, a three-wheel 1967 Reliant Regal, and a 1985 AMC/Renault Alliance Convertible.
Norm Mort is also a government registered and approved appraiser, who also owns CIA Car Appraisals which has provided insurance evaluations on collectible vehicles in Ontario and Quebec for nearly 20-years.