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Todd is an accomplished writer and photographer who is fascinated by all things technological - but above all a motorcycle and automotive obsessive.

He was immediately hooked when his father brought home a rusty, flea-bitten Honda Black Bomber with missing serial numbers in the early 70s. After much begging and whining, Todd took possession of the bike and his odyssey began.

His collection now includes a Triumph Trophy 1200, a Honda CX 500, a Triumph Bonneville T100 and his daily rider, a Kawasaki Concours 14.

His work has been published by the Associated Press, The Grand Rapids Press, Advance Newspapers, The Chicago Reader, HBO and the Chicago Tribune. He also has worked as a technical writer and developer for Fortune 500 companies such as BAAN, Steelcase and Corning, Inc. Todd graduated from Michigan State University.
Subaru Unveils 2023 Solterra EV SUV, On Sale Globally Mid-2022
Subaru Unveils 2023 Solterra EV SUV, On Sale Globally Mid-2022

The Solterra is Subaru’s first all-electric SUV, and the company calls it the most technologically advanced Subaru to date. Subaru calls the Solterra the “first EV SUV that is Subaru off-road and all-weather capable.” The Solte...

 
Rivian IPO Set at $78 a Share and That Represents a Value of $66.5 billion
Rivian IPO Set at $78 a Share and That Represents a Value of $66.5 billion

While Rivian said they initially planned to set the share price for their IPO to somewhere around $72 and $74 - and that marked an uptick from their first projection of from $57 to $62 - the latest news is that the company plans to offer those shar...

 
The Price of a 1950 Vincent Series 'C' Rapide Superbike Is Heading Through the Roof
The Price of a 1950 Vincent Series 'C' Rapide Superbike Is Heading Through the Roof

While the Rapide was the grandaddy of superbikes, the Vincent Black Shadow and Lightning ultimately stole all the thunder as they were wildly fast, as was the prototype Lighting machine Rollie Free - near buck-naked in shorts and a rubber cap - pil...

 
New Hyundai Supernal Division Tasked With Pushing Advanced Air Mobility Envelope
New Hyundai Supernal Division Tasked With Pushing Advanced Air Mobility Envelope

Hyundai says Supernal LLC, their new advanced air mobility (AAM) unit, will represent the company’s development of passenger electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) vehicles. The aim is said to be that Supernal will conduct its first...

 
An $8K Rebate To Buy a Rally Race Car in Canada? Sounds Like a Killer Deal From Subaru
An $8K Rebate To Buy a Rally Race Car in Canada? Sounds Like a Killer Deal From Subaru

While Subaru’s northern wing pulled their sponsorship for rally racing as of the 2018 season, Subaru Canada is now offering an $8,000 rebate aimed at getting you to convert your own car on the wild side. While it is surprising that Subaru ...

 
The One-of-a-Kind Plymouth Explorer Was a Piece of Art and Looks Good for Today's Roads
The One-of-a-Kind Plymouth Explorer Was a Piece of Art and Looks Good for Today's Roads

The Petersen Automotive Museum is home to a collection of the rarest and most captivating cars in the world, and very few of them are truly unique. One of those cars is this one-of-a-kind 1954 Plymouth Explorer. During the 1950s concept cars wer...

 
Classic Documentary "On Any Sunday" Turns 50, Takes Us Back to 1970s Motorcycle Racing
Classic Documentary "On Any Sunday" Turns 50, Takes Us Back to 1970s Motorcycle Racing

Back in 1971, director Bruce Brown began work on his motorcycle documentary "On Any Sunday," and it was meant to be a comprehensive look at motorcycle racing. It was in fact so good when complete that it was ultimately nominated for a 197...

 
This News Should Have Elon Musk Breaking Out in a Cold Sweat - Amazon Owns 20% of Rivian
This News Should Have Elon Musk Breaking Out in a Cold Sweat - Amazon Owns 20% of Rivian

As of now, Amazon.com Inc owns some 20% of EV truck maker Rivian, and the depth of those pockets should make Elon Musk more than a bit jumpy. Amazon revealed that information during a quarterly filing Friday. Ford Motor Co, which also boasts a &...

 
The Lincoln Continental Redesign May Have Saved the Brand in the 1960s
The Lincoln Continental Redesign May Have Saved the Brand in the 1960s

Lincoln was teetering on the brink of failure in 1961, and Ford Vice President Robert McNamara had his hand on the plug, ready to take the brand off life support following massive losses on the 1958 through 1960 Continentals. But once McNamara s...

 
Elemental and Apex Say an EV Version of The RP1 On the Way
Elemental and Apex Say an EV Version of The RP1 On the Way

British sports car maker Elemental debuted their RP1 in 2016 to generally positive reviews and positioned it as a track-focused alternative to the Ariel Atom and the BAC Mono, but now the boutique carmaker says they have plans to roll out an EV ver...

 
This 440HP Suzuki Mighty Boy Kei Car Is Tire-Smoking Insanity
This 440HP Suzuki Mighty Boy Kei Car Is Tire-Smoking Insanity

It’s called the Suzuki Mighty Boy, and it’s basically a tiny pickup truck with an absolutely useless two-foot-long bed. Based on the Suzuki Cervo, the 1980’s Mighty Boys were made as ‘Kei’ car entrants in the Japanese ...

 
Richard Hammond’s Pandemic Project Jaguar XK150 Complete and Delivered
Richard Hammond’s Pandemic Project Jaguar XK150 Complete and Delivered

Richard Hammond is a very busy man. Aside from his gig as one of the three hosts of Amazon’s auto show The Grand Tour, he also serves as the frontman for a number of other car-related entertainment projects. And Hammond’s Jaguar XK15...

 
Automobili Lamborghini Joins With Movember to Highlight Men’s Health
Automobili Lamborghini Joins With Movember to Highlight Men’s Health

Throughout November, Automobili Lamborghini will officially join as a partner of men’s health activists Movember for a fundraising and awareness campaign aimed at improving men’s mental health and addressing suicide prevention, prostate...

 
This 1953 Nash-Healy Roadster With Pinin Farina Coachwork Is a Masterpiece
This 1953 Nash-Healy Roadster With Pinin Farina Coachwork Is a Masterpiece

During the early 1950s, Nash-Healey came out with a new coupe model named ‘Le Mans,’ and the name was much more than an honorarium as Nash-Healeys had competed in the Le Mans 24 Hours since 1950. These were the first sports cars intr...

 
Ducati Racing Legend Paul Smart Went Out on His Shield - Dies at 78 in Motorcycle Accident
Ducati Racing Legend Paul Smart Went Out on His Shield - Dies at 78 in Motorcycle Accident

Paul Smart began racing in the latter half of the 1960s after doing his apprenticeship at the Charles Mortimer Race School at Brands Hatch race circuit, Kent, UK. Smart began riding on a Bultaco and later proved his mettle on various short-circuits...

 
AMA Superbike Champ, Suzuka Winner Wes Cooley Dead At 65
AMA Superbike Champ, Suzuka Winner Wes Cooley Dead At 65

Earlier this month, two-time AMA Superbike champion - and two-time Suzuka 8 Hours winner - Wes Cooley died at the age of 65. Wester Steven Cooley, known to the world as ‘We,s, won the 1979 and 1980 AMA Superbike Championships on a Yoshimu...

 
This 70mph Electric Motorcycle Kollter Can Be Yours For Less Than $6k
This 70mph Electric Motorcycle Kollter Can Be Yours For Less Than $6k

Electric motorcycles have arrived, and manufacturers are bringing the prices down rapidly and coming up with ways to make them more practical by the day. And Kollter is now offering an EV motorcycle capable of 72 mph - and they’ve done it for...

 
One in 10 US Drivers Say They’ve Broken Speed Limits - By a Lot - During the Pandemic
One in 10 US Drivers Say They’ve Broken Speed Limits - By a Lot - During the Pandemic

As part of the survey by an American insurer, drivers came clean when it comes to their penchant for driving 20 or more mph over the speed limit during the early months of the pandemic - and more than half of those drivers say their choice to put t...

 
Ducati Sales This Year Have Already Outpaced the Entirety of 2020
Ducati Sales This Year Have Already Outpaced the Entirety of 2020

Motorcycle sales are through the roof in 2021, and those numbers are holding across every segment of the market, and Q3 is again showing record sales numbers. After some recent problems, even Harley-Davidson is reporting stunning sales numbers. ...

 
Toyota Proace Campers Are the Compact Vanlife Vehicle for Modernist Minimalists
Toyota Proace Campers Are the Compact Vanlife Vehicle for Modernist Minimalists

Toyota Proace Campers are the old school way people used to camp in a van, most often vans like the Volkswagen Campmobile or Chevy or GMC vans adapted to the task. The difference is that these models are built on top of reliable diesel drivetrains ...

 

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