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.

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.

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 development. Parks has been featured through Examiner.Com, Edmonds.Com, M.I.T. Technical Review, and noted in the Los Angeles and New York Times. Contact Parks at 541-556-6222

Douglas Stansfield is an Electric Car fanatic. He started converting cars to electric in 2008 before you could find an EV at any dealership in the country. Douglas founded the NJ Electric Auto Association and also served on the national Electric Auto Association board in 2010. Now Mr. Stansfield contributes to Torque News daily covering the EV space.

Mary Conway covered the Detroit Three for more than twenty years for the ABC affiliate, in Detroit. Her affection for the Motor City comes naturally. Her father ran a gas station while Mary was growing up, in Wisconsin.

Marc Stern has been an automotive writer/columnist/editor/professional for more than 45 years. He began writing a weekly column “You Auto Know” in 1971 and continued writing it for 32 years. Also, he ran his an automotive syndication service in the 1980s where he his columns and auto-evaluations appeared in New England newspapers and across the country. Now, semi-retired, Marc spends his time finding pieces for Torque News as the Volkswagen – and subsidiary – reporter. Also, he covers more generalized auto news pieces as well. During his career, Marc has written for Popular Mechanics, Mechanix Illustrated, Automotive News, AutoWeek, Old Cars Weekly, Special Interest Autos and more. His online footprint includes stints as an auto expert at many DIY and other sites, and as an automotive Examiner for the He is also an active reporter for

Dave Ashton - David Ashton is a keen car collector and has been writing about various makes and models of cars for over 10 years.
He has a passion for the latest technology in automotive vehicles, along with a strange obsession for classic American muscle cars.