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 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
in Road Ahead 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
in Road Ahead 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
in Road Ahead 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
in Road Ahead Aug 30, 2011

Live and Learn from MPG Calculations

Bloggers who can write what they want without a watchful eye of an editor – or better yet, a team of editors – can find....More
in Road Ahead Aug 23, 2011

From Dream Cruise to Pebble Beach

The third weekend in August presents a dilemma for auto enthusiasts in the U.S. as metro Detroit’s Woodward Dream....More
in Road Ahead Aug 05, 2011

Photo Tour of 2011 Maker Faire Michigan

Last week I wrote with great anticipation about the Maker Faire coming to The Henry Ford in Dearborn, MI. It was held....More
in Road Ahead Jul 29, 2011

TechShop, Maker Faire Celebrate Innovation

A great idea is a terrible thing to waste. That seems to be the philosophy of TechShop Detroit, which opens in....More
in Road Ahead Jun 30, 2011

Cruze Eco Stretches 42-mpg Rating

A Chevy Cruze Eco arrived at the office last week for a 1-week loan, which got me thinking about the sedan’s EPA rating....More
in Road Ahead May 20, 2011

Nissan NV Primo Rock Roller

Nissan has skillfully positioned its all-new NV commercial van to attract plumbers, painters, carpenters,....More
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