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 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
in Road Ahead 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
in Road Ahead 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
in Road Ahead 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
in Road Ahead 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
in Road Ahead 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
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