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Michael Febbo

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Father. Husband. Sci-fi fan. Rocket scientist. Car guy. Taco enthusiast. Lover of all things mechanical. Galaxy hitchhiker. All-around good-guy and master of writing in the third person. He is editor Michael Febbo. You can't imagine my excitement when asked to write a bio about myself. I considered writing it in the style of a car review, but then I remembered that I tend to be a little overcritical, especially when it comes to curb weight and a lack of cup holders. My first memories involve Hot Wheels on kitchen linoleum, riding in the family wood-clad station wagon, and seeing "Star Wars" in the theater. Han shot first! All of these things have stuck with me to this day, but honestly, my progress being a professional car guy has gone better than becoming a Jedi Master. While in school for mechanical engineering, my first real gig was doing materials science research for NASA. Being able to say, "Why yes, as a matter of fact I am a rocket scientist" for the rest of your life is extremely appealing. I still found my way back to cars. Shelby American had opened a local manufacturing facility and after promising to slave away in an un-air-conditioned shop during the summer in Vegas for little pay, I had a job with a legend. My first actual position in journalism was as engineering editor at European Car magazine. I was originally at EC from 2006-08 which was followed by two years of freelancing, and then four years at our sister publication Motor Trend. The time at MT was a huge learning experience and gave me even greater experience with testing, cars from all continents and what a real expense account is like. I am now back at European Car to take all that I've learned to build a home away from home for European Car enthusiasts everywhere.

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European Car
European Car Magazine
features
Jaguar Classic Works Tour - Rebuilding History
Seeing a place dedicated to preserving not only the heritage of Jaguar and Land Rover, but the actual cars themselves
Michael FebboNov 14, 2017
European Car
European Car Magazine
features
2017 Lamborghini Aventador S - 730HP Track Drive
More power, rear wheel steering and better aero add up to a better bull
Michael FebboNov 10, 2017
European Car
European Car Magazine
event coverage
Festival of Speed - Goodwood 2017
Lord March's famous garden party for vintage, racing and modern supercars in Sussex, England
Michael FebboNov 7, 2017
European Car
European Car Magazine
features
BMW M Performance Products Tested at COTA
Can OEs compete with aftermarket tuners and are enthusiasts better off not worrying about warranty?
Michael FebboNov 2, 2017
European Car
European Car Magazine
features
Gear for November 2017
The latest great stuff for your driving life
Michael FebboOct 17, 2017
European Car
European Car Magazine
features
Five-Cylinder Frenzy - 2018 Audi RS3 & TT-RS
Audi's turbo 5-cylinder might not have made quite the same impact as the ur Quattro but there's a reason we still remember it today.
Michael FebboSep 22, 2017
European Car
European Car Magazine
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2016 VW Passat V6 SEL Project Wrap-Up
The VR6 engine was love at first sight, or sound, but we found ourselves loving the entire VW Passat in a short time.
Michael FebboSep 18, 2017
European Car
European Car Magazine
features
2018 Porsche 911 Carrera GTS - The Performance Bargain?
Do larger turbos, wider fenders and more aggressive suspension help or hurt driver enjoyment?
Michael FebboSep 12, 2017
European Car
European Car Magazine
features
2018 Mercedes-Benz E400 Coupe - Tour Grandly
Bigger and faster than its predecessor the E-Classe is closing in on the S-Classe in terms of size, style and luxury.
Michael FebboSep 1, 2017
European Car
European Car Magazine
features
2018 VW Atlas VR6 - 7 Seats, 17 Cupholders
Is the Atlas something you can love like other VWs, or is it just another family hauler?
Michael FebboJun 29, 2017
European Car
European Car Magazine
features
Back 9 - The MK7.5 VW Golf Midcycle Refresh
VW hasn't gone quite so extreme with the updated MK7.5 Golf family, but we did find some worthwhile updates in their new cars.
Michael FebboJun 27, 2017
European Car
European Car Magazine
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2016 Audi S6 - Just a Couple of Tweaks
Volume up ride height down, we begin some mild modifications for a daily driven Audi S6
Michael FebboJun 26, 2017
European Car
European Car Magazine
event coverage
Luftgekuhlt 2017: Porsches, Hipsters and Racecars Oh My!
The must attend event for air-cooled Porsche fans
Michael FebboJun 23, 2017
European Car
European Car Magazine
features
Legendary - Driving a 1989 VW Rallye Golf
Finding out if driving a MK2 Rallye Golf is everything we dreamed it would be.
Michael FebboJun 22, 2017
European Car
European Car Magazine
features
Does M2+S2=M4? We Drive Dinan's Big Turbo 2016 BMW M2
Can a bigger turbo and $28,000 in modifications can make the best BMW even better.
Michael FebboMay 26, 2017
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