TB

TB’s journey into automotive journalism has been a long road. The road is paved with piles of car mags under the bed, Porsche posters in glass frames, and pushing the limits of whatever car he is driving.

His car passion started out like many other kids, with an obsession for mechanical toys from day one. Born in Charlotte, North Carolina in 1982, Tom’s family moved to Chicago in 1985.

There, he discovered an *amazing* new candy called Skittles, which was brand new at the time and not available anywhere in the South yet. He sent bags to his old pals in Charlotte.

Growing up in the Chicago suburbs was filled with Construx, big-wheels, two-wheeler bikes, R/C cars, Ariens lawn-mowers and neighborhood sports year-round.

Auto shows were a feast of gathering bags and bags of the newest brochures. Cut out and made into collages, the auto show was heaven. Weeks of bulletin boards and Blu-tac bedroom wall art would follow.

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2014 McLaren P1

2014 McLaren P1

McLaren’s first hybrid packs 903 horsepower!
1987 - 1992 Ferrari F40

1987 - 1992 Ferrari F40

2014 - 2015 Ford Fiesta ST

2014 - 2015 Ford Fiesta ST

2015 Audi A8

2015 Audi A8

2014 Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive

2014 Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive

2015 Cadillac Escalade

2015 Cadillac Escalade

2014 Fiat 500 Abarth

2014 Fiat 500 Abarth

2014 Chevrolet Camaro RS

2014 Chevrolet Camaro RS

Porsche Design Tower - Miami Breaks Ground With 2016 Move-In Dates Planned

Porsche Design Tower - Miami Breaks Ground With 2016 Move-In Dates Planned

2014 Nissan Juke NISMO - Driven

2014 Nissan Juke NISMO - Driven

2014 Ram 2500HD Cummins - Driven

2014 Ram 2500HD Cummins - Driven

2014 Chevrolet "Transformers 4" BumbleBee Camaro

2014 Chevrolet "Transformers 4" BumbleBee Camaro

2014 Jaguar XJL AWD

2014 Jaguar XJL AWD

2014 Buick LaCrosse - Driven

2014 Buick LaCrosse - Driven

2014 Mercedes-Benz E550 Cabriolet - Driven

2014 Mercedes-Benz E550 Cabriolet - Driven

Video Walk-around: 2014 Chevrolet Silverado Double Cab V-6

Video Walk-around: 2014 Chevrolet Silverado Double Cab V-6

2014 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution - Driven

2014 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution - Driven

BoldRide Rendering of 2016 Supra Vs BullFinch and FT-HS

BoldRide Rendering of 2016 Supra Vs BullFinch and FT-HS

Travel: Climb Dance the Summit of Pikes Peak For Just $12 Year-Round

Travel: Climb Dance the Summit of Pikes Peak For Just $12 Year-Round

Video: Cadillac Elmiraj Rendered As 4-Door Coupe and LWB Limo

Video: Cadillac Elmiraj Rendered As 4-Door Coupe and LWB Limo

Name That Face: Camaro Z28 Nurburgring Driver At Large (Wanted For Questioning)

Name That Face: Camaro Z28 Nurburgring Driver At Large (Wanted For Questioning)

TopSpeed Video: Chevrolet Camaro RS With Active Exhaust

TopSpeed Video: Chevrolet Camaro RS With Active Exhaust

Origin of the Chevrolet Bowtie Badge Revealed After 100 Years

Origin of the Chevrolet Bowtie Badge Revealed After 100 Years

2014 Audi Q7 TDI S-line - Driven

2014 Audi Q7 TDI S-line - Driven

2014 Camaro Z28 Nails 7:38 At Nurburgring In Misty Weather

2014 Camaro Z28 Nails 7:38 At Nurburgring In Misty Weather

2014 Nissan Juke Nismo

2014 Nissan Juke Nismo

2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Z51 - First Open-Top Drive Video

2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Z51 - First Open-Top Drive Video

2014 Nissan GT-R Track Pack - First-Drive Video

2014 Nissan GT-R Track Pack - First-Drive Video

2015 Ferrari F12XX - TopSpeed Rendering

2015 Ferrari F12XX - TopSpeed Rendering

2014 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution GSR - First-Drive Video

2014 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution GSR - First-Drive Video

2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel - Driven

2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel - Driven

2015 GMC Yukon XL

2015 GMC Yukon XL

1963 - 1968 Chevrolet Corvette C2

1963 - 1968 Chevrolet Corvette C2

2014 Nissan 370Z Nismo - Driven

2014 Nissan 370Z Nismo - Driven

Top-Ten Best Off-Road SUVs

Top-Ten Best Off-Road SUVs

2014 Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG S-Model - Driven

2014 Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG S-Model - Driven

Atomic Hot Rods Releases New Promo Video

Atomic Hot Rods Releases New Promo Video

2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray - Driven

2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray - Driven

2014 Nissan Pathfinder - Driven

2014 Nissan Pathfinder - Driven

Top-Ten Best 1960s Supercars

Top-Ten Best 1960s Supercars

2014 - 2015 Infiniti QX50

2014 - 2015 Infiniti QX50

1953 - 1962 Chevrolet Corvette C1

1953 - 1962 Chevrolet Corvette C1

2014 Dodge Charger Pursuit

2014 Dodge Charger Pursuit

Top-Ten Best Luxury Sedans

Top-Ten Best Luxury Sedans

2019 Nissan GT-R

2019 Nissan GT-R

Top-Ten Best Performance Sedans

Top-Ten Best Performance Sedans

2015 Chevrolet Silverado HD

2015 Chevrolet Silverado HD

2014 Acura TSX Sport Wagon

2014 Acura TSX Sport Wagon

Top-Ten Best Car TV Shows

Top-Ten Best Car TV Shows

2015 Chevrolet Suburban

2015 Chevrolet Suburban

2014 Lexus GS 350

2014 Lexus GS 350

iFruit Allows Players to Enjoy GTA V While on the Move

iFruit Allows Players to Enjoy GTA V While on the Move

The Future of Electric Vehicles: Induction Battery Charging While Cruising

The Future of Electric Vehicles: Induction Battery Charging While Cruising

1955 Lincoln Indianapolis Concept by Carrozzeria Boano Torino

1955 Lincoln Indianapolis Concept by Carrozzeria Boano Torino

The Best (and Worst) of the 2013 Frankfurt Auto Show

2015 Toyota Tundra Baja 1000

2015 Toyota Tundra Baja 1000

2014 Mercedes-Benz Unimog U5023

2014 Mercedes-Benz Unimog U5023

Classic Showcase: Coach-Built French Imports 1930-1950

Classic Showcase: Coach-Built French Imports 1930-1950

1995 - 1997 Ferrari F50

1995 - 1997 Ferrari F50

2014 Ford Fusion

2014 Ford Fusion

2014 Ford Taurus SHO

2014 Ford Taurus SHO

TopSpeed Design Showdown: 2014 Rolls-Royce Wraith vs 2013 S-Class Coupe Concept

TopSpeed Design Showdown: 2014 Rolls-Royce Wraith vs 2013 S-Class Coupe Concept

2014 Chevrolet Silverado HD

2014 Chevrolet Silverado HD

2013 Fiat 500 Abarth Corsa Stradale by Zender Italia

2013 Fiat 500 Abarth Corsa Stradale by Zender Italia

2014 SRT Viper

2014 SRT Viper

2014 - 2015 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport

2014 - 2015 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport

1967 Chevrolet L88 Corvette Sting Ray Convertible

1967 Chevrolet L88 Corvette Sting Ray Convertible

2013 BMW M135i by Tuningwerk

2013 BMW M135i by Tuningwerk

2014 Ford Escape

2014 Ford Escape

2015 GMC Yukon Denali

2015 GMC Yukon Denali

2016 BMW i3 M

2016 BMW i3 M

2014 Dodge Charger SRT

2014 Dodge Charger SRT

2014 Nissan Rogue

2014 Nissan Rogue

2013 Jaguar Eagle Low Drag GT

2013 Jaguar Eagle Low Drag GT

2014 Toyota Tacoma

2014 Toyota Tacoma

1963 Chevrolet Impala SS by West Coast Customs for Kobe Bryant

1963 Chevrolet Impala SS by West Coast Customs for Kobe Bryant

2014 Subaru Impreza WRX STi

2014 Subaru Impreza WRX STi

2011 - 2014 Volkswagen Beetle by ABT Sportsline

2011 - 2014 Volkswagen Beetle by ABT Sportsline

2013 Frankfurt Auto Show - Event Preview

2013 Frankfurt Auto Show - Event Preview

2016 Nissan Maxima Nismo

2016 Nissan Maxima Nismo

2013 Laraki Epitome Concept

2013 Laraki Epitome Concept

2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT

2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT

2014 Nissan Maxima

2014 Nissan Maxima

Video: Playboy Playmate of the Year Wins Jaguar F-type

Video: Playboy Playmate of the Year Wins Jaguar F-type

Video: Top Gear USA Season 4 Starts Tuesday Sept. 3rd!

Video: Top Gear USA Season 4 Starts Tuesday Sept. 3rd!

1965 Bizzarrini 5300 GT Strada Alloy

1965 Bizzarrini 5300 GT Strada Alloy

1953 Maserati A6GCS/53 Spyder by Fantuzzi

1953 Maserati A6GCS/53 Spyder by Fantuzzi

1958 Facel Vega FVS Series 4 Sport Coupe

1958 Facel Vega FVS Series 4 Sport Coupe

2014 Mitsubishi Outlander H360 Winter Edition

2014 Mitsubishi Outlander H360 Winter Edition

2013 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport H360 Summer Edition

2013 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport H360 Summer Edition

2015 Land Rover Range Rover SDV6 Hybrid

2015 Land Rover Range Rover SDV6 Hybrid

2013 Volvo Concept Coupe

2013 Volvo Concept Coupe

2015 Audi A8 Hybrid

2015 Audi A8 Hybrid

2014 Audi RS5 Cabriolet

2014 Audi RS5 Cabriolet

2013 Land Rover Range Rover TDV6 Vogue by Kahn Design

2013 Land Rover Range Rover TDV6 Vogue by Kahn Design

2014 Toyota Corolla

2014 Toyota Corolla

2006 - 2011 BMW E91 330d Touring by BBM Motorsport

2006 - 2011 BMW E91 330d Touring by BBM Motorsport

2013 Local Motors Rally Fighter

2013 Local Motors Rally Fighter

2014 - 2015 Subaru BRZ

2014 - 2015 Subaru BRZ

2016 Jaguar XQ-type

2016 Jaguar XQ-type