About Bengt HalvorsonBengt Halvorson is Deputy Editor of High Gear Media's portfolio of car sites, overseeing the production of reviews, evaluating vehicles firsthand, and reporting on consumer, safety, and environmental issues and in-car technology. Halvorson is a Michigan native and started to hone his car-connoisseur chops (if you don't count the teenage muscle-car ownership) at Car and Driver while still attending the University of Michigan—and driving a too-sensible Ford Festiva. He then lived briefly in London and wrote for the British enthusiast magazine Autocar before becoming an editor at Automobile Magazine. For most of this decade Halvorson has lived on the West Coast, and now calls evergreen Portland home. In addition to being a longtime contributor to The Car Connection, he's also consulted on powertrain technology; managed special issues and tracked collector-car prices at Sports Car Market; and written for Cargo, Time, Forbes.com, Forbes Autos, and several other major business, enthusiast, and in-flight magazines.