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 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
in Road Ahead May 09, 2011

In Search of Headroom, Part 3

Sometimes you try to be clever, and all you do is confuse, or send the wrong message. In sharing a bushel of....More
in Road Ahead May 06, 2011

In Search of Headroom, Part 2

Yesterday I began sharing some photos from our evaluations of 51 vehicles as part of the Ward's 10 Best....More
in Road Ahead May 05, 2011

In Search of Headroom

With 51 vehicles passing through the Ward’s parking deck recently as part of this year’s Ward’s 10 Best Interiors....More
in Road Ahead Feb 18, 2011

Eminem-Chrysler Spot Lights Up Blogosphere

Super Bowl ads provide tons of fodder for blogs, so I knew Chrysler’s emotional fist-pump of a commercial for the....More
in Road Ahead Dec 31, 2010

My 2011 Resolution: End the Recession

I can’t speak for the rest of you, but I’m just plain fed up with this business of pinching pennies, fretting about....More
in Road Ahead Oct 05, 2010

Why Wait for tC’s Supercharger?

Toyota’s Scion youth brand is launching its all-new tC coupe this month, and its audience is primarily male, with a....More

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