TorqueNews Reporters

Armen Hareyan brings six years of online journalism and news reporting experience. His passion for cars is matched with his writing experience and the desire to share the news about the new cars and the auto industry with Torque News Readers.

Patrick Rall is a professional writer and photographer with a passion for all things automotive. Having grown up in his father’s performance shop, he spent extensive time at the oval track and drag strip – both driving and wrenching on various types of vehicles. In addition to working as a writer, Patrick previously worked as an automotive technician before moving on to a business office position with a chain of dealerships, and this broad spectrum of experience in the industry allows him to offer a unique look on the automotive world.

Keith Griffin has been covering the car business since 2002. He is an award-winning business writer and editor with more than 30 years experience as a journalist. His work has been published in The Boston Globe, Medical Economics, Good Housekeeping, About.com, the Hartford Courant, CT Law Tribune and numerous other regional publications.

Denis Flierl has over twenty five years combined auto industry and automotive journalism experience that he brings to Torque News readers. Over the thirteen years that he owned an automotive business, he worked directly with every major car brand in the auto industry and became familiar with all makes and models of cars. His passion for cars led him to spend the last twelve years in automotive journalism where he brings all that experience to his readers as he writes about the auto industry and the latest test cars he drives.

John Goreham is a life-long car nut and recovering engineer. Presently at Torque News he has a focus on Toyota, Lexus, Scion and Mazda. In the early 1990s he was part of a team that built a solar-electric race car from scratch. For 20 years he applied his engineering and sales talents in the high tech world and published numerous articles in technical journals such as Chemical Processing Magazine. In 2008 he retired from that career and dedicated himself to chasing his dream of being an auto writer.

Aaron Turpen is a freelance auto journalist. He grew up with tractors and farm machinery, which blossomed into a love of cars, trucks, and technology, leading him to writing in the field. He's covered everything from DIY home mechanics to green and emerging automotive tech. Aaron carries a Class A Commercial Driver's License with double-triple and tanker trailer endorsements and has driven big rigs over the road, giving him further insight into the world of professional transportation.

Evan Kemp covers Porsche and has spent 4 years working in the automotive industry, primarily focused on Finance and Business Planning. Evan has worked for 2 of the big 3, as well as 3 tier 1 suppliers. He is currently a consultant to Ford Motor Company. Both of Kemp's grandparents retired from Ford, and he has been brought up around building sports cars. He built his first show car at age 18, and spent some time going to competitions. Evan is currently working on his next project car, the Hyundai Genesis Coupe.

Luke Ottaway is currently an M.S. Fellow in automotive engineering at the Clemson University International Center for Automotive Research in Greenville, South Carolina, studying electrified powertrain technologies as part of the D.O.E. GATE program. He is particularly passionate about battery electric vehicles, with a research interest in public charging infrastructure business models. Luke covers all aspects of the EV industry from production vehicles to battery technology, electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE) and charging infrastructure.

Parks McCants comes to TorqueNews with a strong jounalism, reporting background in social economics and politics. Cutting his writing chops through MSNBC Newsvine, Examiner.Com and Hubpages, McCants has transitioned into his lifetime obsession of everything automotive. "I grew up on the backlots of a Southern California Ford dealership," by the time I was 17, I'd bought, modified and sold 50 cars or so, the rest is history" says Parks. 'I've raced vintage SCCA , modified and rode motorcycles for decades, many of them Honda... Today he can be found at TorqueNews.Com reporting Acura and Honda developement. Parks has been featured through Examiner.Com, Edmonds.Com, M.I.T. Technical Review, and noted in the Los Angeles and New York Times.