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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.

More articles from Mike

European Car
European Car Magazine
features
January 2017 Gear
All the great new stuff for you and your car
Michael FebboDec 15, 2016
European Car
European Car Magazine
features
2017 Jaguar F-Type SVR - Spanish Holiday
Driving the first mass production car from Jaguar's new performance brand in Spain on roads and a race track.
Michael FebboNov 15, 2016
European Car
European Car Magazine
how to
2015 VW MK7 GTI Project - New Coilovers
Adding H&R Street Performance coilovers along with some SuperPro control arms to our MK7 GTI project car.
Michael FebboNov 14, 2016
European Car
European Car Magazine
features
2017 Porsche 911 Turbo - 580hp, Little Changes, Big Improvements
Porsche has polished the handling to make this the best driving example of the king of 911s ever.
Michael FebboNov 11, 2016
European Car
European Car Magazine
features
2017 VW Golf Alltrack - Review
The Golf Alltrack might not make the school run more daring, but it might inspire you to make your weekends a bit more adventurous.
Michael FebboOct 17, 2016
European Car
European Car Magazine
features
Remembering Bill Neumann, Founder of Neuspeed
We reflect on the life of an innovator in the automotive tuning industry, legend in the Volkswagen community, and a friend.
Michael FebboSep 26, 2016
European Car
European Car Magazine
features
Instant Cult Classic - '17 VW Golf Sportwagen 4motion Manual
You asked for it, VW delivered. A fast, affordable, all-wheel drive, turbocharged, three-pedal wagon
Michael FebboSep 14, 2016
European Car
European Car Magazine
features
Gear - All the Greatest Stuff for You and Your Car
The latest and greatest for you and your ride.
Michael FebboAug 24, 2016
European Car
European Car Magazine
features
2016 VW Passat SEL V6 - Project Intro
Get acquainted with our latest project car and one of the most underrated European sedans on the market.
Michael FebboAug 22, 2016
European Car
European Car Magazine
features
2018 Audi S5 - The Turbo Coupe You've Been Waiting For
Audi's answer to the BMW 4-series and Mercedes C-Classe coupe is turbocharged all-wheel drive technological indulgence
Michael FebboAug 15, 2016
European Car
European Car Magazine
features
The Best 911 in Years - 2017 Porsche 991.2 Carrera
With every new generation, the 911 gets better and better, but the 991.2 is a real return to driver-focused cars.
Michael FebboAug 5, 2016
European Car
European Car Magazine
features
Pirelli P Zero - Italian Tailored Tires
We fly all the way to Portugal to try out Pirelli's latest tire on a legendary race circuit
Michael FebboJul 26, 2016
European Car
European Car Magazine
features
Exotics Racing LA - Drive Your Dreams
If you happen to be in or around Los Angeles now you have the opportunity to drive the exotic car of your dreams around a road course.
Michael FebboJul 20, 2016
European Car
European Car Magazine
event coverage
BimmerFest West 2016
For 2016, BimmerFest West returns to Auto Club Speedway in Southern California and adds a second day of pure BMW adoration
Bob HernandezJun 30, 2016
European Car
European Car Magazine
how to
Project VW MK4 GTI 1.8t
Starting up a Mk4 GTI project that will hopefully match up to the classic Mk2
Michael FebboMay 13, 2016
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