The Chevette was one of the scariest cars I've ever been in. Back in college I carpooled to work with a couple of friends for a while. One guy had a Chevette and we took turns riding in the back seat which was terribly cramped and had a big driveshaft tunnel. The Chevette was a prime example of why such cars should always be built with front wheel drive unless you are doing a crazy high-performance version which the Chevette was not. One day as we approached a red light, I remember looking out the side window as we slid toward the back of a truck. As says in this article, this car would never be allowed to be sold in any developed market today and that's a good thing.
The NX is no sportster but it was surprisingly fun to drive
Since the GT500 is the basis for the Cobra Jet drag racer, Ford will likely want the V8 which can be pumped up to well over 1,000 in race form.
- Navigant Consulting, Inc.Senior Research Analyst, 2014 - present
- WPP GroupAutomotive product writer, editor, technologist, 2011 - 2014
- Weber ShandwickAccount Supervisor, 2010 - 2011
- TRWPrincipal Engineer, 2000 - 2007
- Kelsey-HayesVehicle Development Engineer, 1991 - 1994
- Delco Moraine NDHDevelopment Engineer, 1990 - 1991
- LucasVarityDevelopment engineer, 1994 - 2000
- AutoblogTechnical Editor, 2006 - 2010
- ICON Creative TechnologiesTechnical Editor/Director, 2007 - 2010
After 22 years working as an engineer in the auto industry I've made the transition to journalism and communications. After joining AutoblogGreen and later Autoblog on a part-time basis in September 2006 I became the technical editor for Green Fuels Forecast, Diesel Forecast, Hydrogen Forecast in January 2008.
From mid-2008 I also became the technical director for ICON Creative Technologies in Ann Arbor, MI producing a variety of content for clients including numerous live video webcasts. In my role as technical director I also developed solutions to a variety of needs including producing live web video streams from a vehicle test drive. In addition to my writing, I also do most of my own photography, video shooting and editing and was one of the regular hosts of the Autoblog podcast for two years.
Since late 2010 I've been working in automotive communications, creating media content in written and visual form and developing new ways of presenting that content.
In my roles first at ICON, Weber Shandwick and now WPP I've provided counsel to clients on how to more effectively communicate with non-traditional media outlets .
Specialties: My background in automotive engineering gives me a perspective on how the process of developing cars works and an in-depth knowledge of the new technology being developed.
My interest in new technology has allowed me to discover and adapt tools to a variety of purposes to help clients find solutions to communications needs.
I'm also author of Recharging the Car, Chronicling the development of the 2011 Chevrolet Volt. It's an eBook compilation of my writings about the Volt from 2007-2010. It's available from Amazon’s Kindle Store, Barnes & Noble’s Nook store and the Apple iBooks store.
- GMI Engineering and Management Institute (Kettering University)B.Sc. Mechanical Engineering, 1985 - 1990
- Scott Park Secondary School