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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
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
European Car
European Car Magazine
how to
Wookiee Roar - Our Project VW Passat Gets a Borla Exhaust
We really liked the linear powerband and response of our Passat before, now that it sounds near-exotic, we can't drive it enough
Anthony GelinasMay 17, 2017
European Car
European Car Magazine
how to
Project MK4 VW GTI Part 2 - Apple CarPlay by Pioneer
Bringing the electronics in our 13 year old GTI up to current standards.
Michael FebboMay 9, 2017
European Car
European Car Magazine
features
2017 Porsche 991.2 Cup Car - Porsche Defined
Driving one of, if not the first 991-generation 2 Cup Car delivered in the United States.
Michael FebboMay 4, 2017
European Car
European Car Magazine
features
Sharkwerks 2016 Cayman GT4 - Leveraging the Best of Porsche
Is this how the Cayman GT4 should have come from the factory?
Michael FebboApr 27, 2017
European Car
European Car Magazine
features
2018 Volkswagen Atlas - A Quick, Cold Drive
Venturing to frozen Canada to get initial impressions of VW's new MQB based SUV.
Michael FebboApr 7, 2017
European Car
European Car Magazine
event coverage
2016 European Car Magazine Continental Tire 2.0t GP
Pitting the best tuners in the industry against each other on the track and on the dyno
Aaron BonkMar 29, 2017
European Car
European Car Magazine
how to
Handling Tech - Energy Suspension Schools Us on Bushing Science
Shadowing the development of Energy Suspension's newest polyurethane bushing kit for the Golf R
Michael FebboMar 28, 2017
European Car
European Car Magazine
features
Mid-Engine Miraculous - 2017 Porsche 718 Boxster & Cayman
If we can give the new turbocharged flat-four in the 718 Boxster and Cayman a chance, then all of you should be able to as well.
Michael FebboMar 15, 2017
European Car
European Car Magazine
how to
Project 2016 VW Passat - KW V3 Coilover Install
Our 2016 VW Passat SEL VR6 gets a handling and personality makeover with KW V3 Coilovers
Michael FebboMar 14, 2017
European Car
European Car Magazine
features
Resurrection of the Sports Sedan - 2017 Giulia Quadrifoglio
Alfa Romeo is coming back to remind us what sports sedans are supposed to be
Michael FebboJan 23, 2017
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
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