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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Sep 10, 2012

Ride Down Memory Lane

Some 750 prized vehicles, bikes and motorcycles produced before 1932 cruised the streets of Henry Ford’s historical wonderland to highlight an era....More
Aug 15, 2012

More Evidence Next Small-Block Remains OHV

This week, one more morsel fell from the GM Powertrain lunchtable: The next small-block, when it arrives (likely) sometime next year, will use Active....More
Jul 26, 2012

Dearborn Goes Geek-Town

The Maker Faire is a tech-fest, but it’s not just for geeks. Every visitor, no matter the IQ, will find something interesting here. The Maker Faire....More
Jun 13, 2012

Me, Myself and i Got Along Famously

The Mitsubishi "I" may not be selling well, but it accelerates and brakes smoothly, is comfortable and delivers competitive range. And range anxiety....More
May 09, 2012

Ram C/V Ready for Rock’n’Road

The Ram C/V's passenger compartment is extremely comfortable and ergonomic, borrowing directly from appointments in Chrysler’s best-selling minivans....More
Mar 09, 2012

Quattro Saves The Day

The quattro A6 had conquered the slippery trek with as much ease – and way more style – than the 4-wheel-drive trucks....More
Feb 16, 2012

Detroit, Not Chicago, Scores Tractor Unveiling

Truly, a lawn tractor in Detroit in January is about as useful as a snowplow in July....More
Jan 26, 2012

Baby, You Can Drive My Car

I’m grateful my kids view their licenses as a path to independence. They know it’s a privilege easily taken away....More
Dec 13, 2011

Exhaust Engineer Branches Out

Tenneco’s Tim Jackson is going way out on a limb and into a completely new field of development to offset ozone-depleting greenhouse gases: He’s....More
Oct 14, 2011

Is Delphi’s Global Footprint ‘Unmatched?’

If an automotive supplier had 44 plants in 38 U.S. cities prior to bankruptcy and now has only four, can that....More
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