Tom Murphy

, 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 Final Inspection 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
in Road Ahead Apr 02, 2013

Four Interior Nominees Crack $100,000 Club

Editors begin the selection process this week, and it will be interesting to see if the flame-red leather on the Viper or the “Magic Sky Control”....More
in Final Inspection 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
in Counting Cars Jan 15, 2013

Hybrids Outsell Most Segments in 2012

U.S. consumers bought 427,605 hybrids last year, up from 261,507 in 2011, according to WardsAuto data. That’s a 64% increase....More
in Retail Front Nov 27, 2012

Ford’s Farley Wants to ‘Cut Through the Clutter’

Farley says every severed connection with a customer is an open door to losing that customer to competitors at a time when the market is flush with....More
in Road Ahead Oct 31, 2012

Pontiac Getting New Rig – And Days Off

GM's Powertrain Engineering Development Center in Pontiac, MI, has had only one dynamic tilt stands for engine evaluation for more than a decade, but....More
in Retail Front Oct 16, 2012

Please Tell Me I’m ‘Truly Exceptional’

I went to the dealership for a routine oil change and scheduled maintenance. The only way that experience would be truly exceptional were if someone....More
in Road Ahead Oct 05, 2012

Charbroiled Burgers Fire Up Diesel Prospects

Allen Schaeffer, executive director of the Diesel Technology Forum, tells WardsAuto his organization will consider a similar research project....More
in Road Ahead Sep 21, 2012

1.0L EcoBoost 3-Cyl. Shockingly Quiet, Capable

The 1.0L EcoBoost isn’t just a cool engineering trick. Instead, it should excite us about the possibilities ahead. For those of us who still cherish....More
in Road Ahead 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

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