Mark McNabb is an associate editor with TopSpeed.com, and has been part of the team since 2013. Growing up, Mark always had a mind for tinkering on random items throughout his home and dad’s garage, including a 1953 Ford Mainline and 1971 Corvette Stingray. He could even be found working on tractors or hay bailers while on vacation at his uncle’s farm. Mark’s spare time was heavily consumed by reading automotive magazines and wondering how in the heck people could land a job testing cars all day. He eventually figured it out.
Mark earned a degree in journalism in 2010 from The University of Tennessee in Knoxville. A few jobs and career changes later, Mark landed his first automotive writing position with AutoTalk.com. Eventually TopSpeed came calling and the rest is history.
Though some swanky press car usually graces his driveway, he still enjoys driving his 2004 Chevrolet Trailblazer. It might not be a cultural icon nor an instant collectable, but his Chevy is part of his family, along with his nearly three-year-old daughter.
GMC announced its reentry back into the sport truck game. However, its submission to the competition is decidedly drab. Now before you run for the pitchforks, let me explain. GMC has some history in the sport truck market, namely the 1991 Syclone and 1992 through 1993 Typhoon. Both the (...)
Jaguar’s second-generation XF has been spotted doing some hot-weather testing in Southern Europe, and this time, it’s wearing bodywork that appears to be nearly production-ready. Though it’s wrapped in swirly camo, the XF’s shape is still recognizable. The second generation will get a revised (...)
It’s no secret the Corvette C7 Stingray is a hot performer. With its 460 horsepower and 465 pound-feet of torque, the C7 launches itself to 60 mph in a very respectable 3.9 seconds. Its handling is spectacular too, thanks in part to the Magnetic Ride Control shocks and other Z51-specific parts. (...)
Every now and again we run across some crazy footage of people doing crazy or amazing things with their cars. In this case, it’s both. What you’re about to witness is a rolling start drag race between what looks like a stock McLaren MP4-12C and a modified, second-generation Cadillac CTS-V. (...)
Toyota has just dropped a shadowy teaser image of its upcoming compact crossover. Dubbed the C-HR, its shape looks far more appealing than the automaker’s current crop of crossoverss, namely the RAV4. Set to debut at the Paris Motor Show on October 2, 2014, the crossover is said to “combine a (...)
Read the BMW i8’s specs all day long and it’s still hard to believe the 1.5-liter, three-cylinder, hybrid-powered 2+2 coupe is capable of doing the things a proper sports car can do. Sure it’s turbocharged, but its still a three-cylinder! Remember the Geo Metro? Yeah, it was thee-banger and (...)
The Infiniti QX60 is relatively new in the crowded crossover market. Technically, 2014 is the QX60’s first year in production, but its literal existence dates back to 2013 when Infiniti introduced the three-row crossover as the JX35. Thanks to the automaker’s nomenclature shake-up for the 2014 (...)
Needing the right tool for the job often requires ingenuity. That’s exactly the case at Nissan’s Stanfield, Arizona proving grounds. The team of engineers needed a truck-like vehicle to haul test gear, but something that got great gas mileage around the 3,050-acre complex. Meet Sparky, the wild (...)
In the land of the Interwebz where exaggeration is the norm and idiocracy runs rampant, there lies this video: Monster Energy’s Ballistic BJ Baldwin Recoil 2 – Unleashed in Ensenada, Mexico. I kid you not; this video contains the most ridiculous driving I’ve ever seen. Period. Let me back up. (...)
Audi looks to be putting the finishing touches on is upcoming 2015 RS 3 Sportback as this test mule runs ‘round the Ring. Spotted thanks to its larger, more aggressive front lower fascia, lowered suspension, and the aggressive note spewing from the four oval exhaust tips, this Audi means (...)