Bob Storck, Editor

A man with a truly diverse and exciting past, Bob Storck has flown with the U.S. Navy and competed in international endurance races. Mr. Storck’s features appear in more than 80 newspapers and magazines, appearing in print on every continent, reaching more than 6 million readers. His education and degrees cover engineering, data systems, and business operations, with a rich personal knowledge of the history and technology of aviation, motoring, telecommunications and manufacturing. His stint in the Navy has helped him cover the aerospace and defense fields, as well as topics automotive. Mr. Storck is an advisor to many transportation museums and is on two Smithsonian Institution committees. His family hails from the Midwest, and they still own the cabin they built on Crosslake, Minnesota, in 1932.

Articles

2002 Mercedes-Benz G500
2002 Mercedes-Benz G500

You review the '02 Benz G500 GRAZ, Austria — Austria’s not known for massive exports to the U.S. — that is, except for Arnold Schwarzenegger, who they have shared with us, and the Gelaendewagen, which they did not. Both are highly evident in this small mountain town with a sports stadium...Read More»

2002 Nissan Altima
Preview: 2002 Nissan Altima

NACIMIENTO, Calif. — This winding road is one of the least traveled and best-kept secrets among West Coast sports car drivers. It winds up from the gorgeous Big Sur coastline over the crest to the grassland valleys beyond. It is a delight in a good handling car, and in the new Nissan Altima —...Read More»

2002 Chevrolet Avalanche
2002 Chevrolet Avalanche

IDYLWILD, Calif .— Call it the Swiss Army Knife of vehicles if you must, but Chevy’s new-for-’02 Avalanche is even more talented in its many conversions and uses. It’s a truck that works as a car, and can carry just about any combination of people and things that a normal family will think...Read More»

2002 Buick Rendezvous
Preview: '02 Buick Rendezvous

With Oldsmobile on the way out, GM is starting to reinvigorate the old established ways at Buick. For the first time the company has given a woman, Liz Wetzel, the overall responsibility for the design and features of a major product. "Our mission was to create a design that visually supports the...Read More»

2002 Isuzu Axiom
Preview: 2002 Isuzu Axiom

Isuzu’s next sport-utility vehicle, the Axiom, may be the first self-evident truth of the auto industry in the new year. For almost a decade the company has relied solely on SUVs, and has received accolades for ruggedness and durability. But in the wake of Isuzu’s eroding sales and the boom in...Read More»

Carlos Ghosn
Methanol for Benz' Fuel Cell

It's a truly strange experience being in Germany, the heartland of the Green political movement, viewing the newest rollout of environmental auto technology while in the U.S. the attempt at creating a similar green ovement became a major influence in our election. Time and again government bodies...Read More»

2001 Kia Spectra
2001 Kia Spectra

PAHRUMP, Nev. — While Kia Motors has been getting a lot of mileage out of their Sportage SUV in the U.S. and has increased their sales by about 30 percent from last year, they’re still what you’d call product-poor. It’s a three-car lineup, with the Sportage, the new Rio, and the Sephia...Read More»

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Car Clips: Sept. 4, 2000

Chevy SSR is cruisin’ at GM Click image for larger view. With the runaway success of Chrysler’s PT Cruiser, based largely on its catchy looks and versatility, the inevitable me-toos are ready and waiting in the wings. GM CEO Rick Wagoner has announced that Chevrolet has been given the nod to...Read More»

2000 Ford F-150 Lightning
2000 Ford F-150 SVT Lightning

LAS VEGAS — This is probably the only place on the planet where this outrageous truck will not turn heads. It totally fits in with the gorge-all-you-want $2.95 buffets, the sequin-struck locals, and the cha-ching background sounds that alternately lure and drive away tourists like an aural tide...Read More»

2000 Plymouth Prowler
2000 Plymouth Prowler

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — I've driven down Sunset Boulevard in a metallic plum-colored Prowler, getting more looks and waves than the Rose parade. Then a year later I repeated the trip with a screaming yellow version in this trendy desert town. Same reaction. Plymouth has developed a great antidote for...Read More»

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