Tom Murphy

Executive Editor, WardsAuto World digital magazine, WardsAuto/WardsAuto World

Tom Murphy is executive editor of WardsAuto World magazine, with an emphasis on technology and suppliers. He leads selection of the Ward’s 10 Best Engines and Ward’s 10 Best Interiors awards. Tom grills year-round, never leaves home without a guitar pick, stays up late for Stanley Cup playoff games and aspires to own a Jaguar E-Type someday.

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Mar 24, 2014

Packard Plant: From Abandoned to Embraced

Detroit Free Press photographer Brian Kaufman captures the tragic decline of a historic vehicle assembly plant on the city's east side in a riveting....More
Aug 16, 2013

Banged Up Dream Cruiser Gets Another Chance

Another restoration project is about to get under way. Expect it to involve a certain Dearborn pony car that has a milestone birthday next year....More
Jun 27, 2013

Germany’s ‘AutoCity’ Celebrates 13th Birthday

VW’s success with Autostadt suggests perhaps there is more than one Motor City....More
May 17, 2013

Historic Piquette Avenue Plant Experiences Rebirth

The Piquette plant built 12,000 Model T’s by 1910, and by then the car’s runaway success gave birth to yet another big idea: Ford’s Highland Park....More
Mar 06, 2013

New Models on Tap for 2014 Geneva Show?

Are Fiat's auto show models under dressed? Marchionne defends celebrating "female beauty in anything we do."....More
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