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.

Posts by Tom Murphy

in Road Ahead Jun 23, 2014

Come On GM, Pony Up

We’re not here to quibble with the output but instead to call attention to the gamesmanship between two automakers – namely GM and Ford – who can’t....More
in Road Ahead May 16, 2014

Race Day Will Never Be the Same

Next time I’m channel surfing and come across a NASCAR, Formula 1 or Indy event on TV, I certainly will be more appreciative of the physical and....More
in Road Ahead Apr 15, 2014

Taiwanese Market: Car Vs. Scooter

The Taiwanese government is pushing scooters with cleaner-burning engines that sell for as little as NT$50,000 ($1,659), and a small number of....More
in Final Inspection 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
in Road Ahead Jan 20, 2014

600 HP: Everybody’s Doing It

The auto industry has traded its vegan-friendly salad plate for a medium-rare triple-bacon cheeseburger. And, boy, does it taste good....More
in Road Ahead Nov 18, 2013

Ward’s 10 Best Engines Spec Sheet: Corvette 6.2L V-8

The new LT1 6.2L is one of four all-new, ground-up re-engineered small-block engines from GM that we’re driving this year, from trucks to sports cars....More
in Road Ahead Nov 11, 2013

Ward’s 10 Best Engines Spec Sheet: Ram 3.0L Diesel

We’re driving six diesels this year for 10 Best Engines, but this is the only one found in a truck, the Ram 1500....More
in Road Ahead Oct 16, 2013

Fiat 500e Passes Goalie-Bag Test

The rear seats fold flat, and the bag crams in lengthwise, with the goalie pads lying flat on top. The stick fits nicely with the blade in the front....More
in Final Inspection 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
in Road Ahead Jul 24, 2013

Ram 3500: The Right Tool

The dually Ram 3500 Tradesman makes light work out of hauling a pallet of bricks weighing nearly 3,000 lbs....More

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