Robert Dillman, Contributor

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Because most of his childhood was spent traveling from small town to small town around the Midwest, Robert Dillman quickly developed an ability to identify most automobiles on the public highway system. His infatuation of driving and tinkering with cars started when he was given a 1990 Celica just before the age of 16. Illegal runs down Pennsylvania county roads without a driver’s license would soon follow. Rob spent his college years at Penn State University in Happy Valley, where he used any excuse possible to tailor projects and writing assignments into an automotive format. He graduated with degrees in Journalism and Economics and now resides in central Pennsylvania. As a fresh new intern, he writes for High Gear Media by day and works in a restaurant by night. In his spare time, Rob creates films, plays golf, hosts a weekly podcast, and attempts to keep his friend’s project cars out of his garage---while solving his own daily problems in the form of a 1989 240SX.

Articles

  • Not long ago, the backers of Caterham planned to turn the niche British sports car brand into a full-line automaker selling sedans and SUVs as well as sports cars.

    The first of Caterham’s more...

  • German lab established for Apple car project--report

    Apple in recent years has been poaching staff from the auto industry, including from firms such as Fiat Chrysler Automobiles [NYSE:FCAU], Tesla Motors [NSDQ:TSLA] and battery supplier A123 Systems. This has all led to speculation the tech giant is developing its own car. The latest out of the rumor...

  • 2016 BMW M2, 2016 Opel Astra, 2016 Cadillac CT6: Today’s Car News

    A prototype for BMW’s all-new M2 sports coupe has been spotted, this time wearing its production-spec bumpers and exhaust tips. For anyone that’s been thinking BMW lost its way with cars like the oddly-shaped Gran Turismos and the blasphemous front-driving 2-Series Active Tourer, we...

  • 2016 Lexus RX Set For 2015 New York Auto Show

    Lexus is working on a new generation of its RX, which we will see for the first time at April’s 2015 New York Auto Show. Lexus was thought to be planning a debut for the popular crossover at this week’s 2015 Detroit Auto Show but the reveal has been pushed back to the New York event...

  • 2015 Ferrari California T Launched In Modena: Video

    Talk of a turbocharged Ferrari dates back all the way to 2007, but the rumors never really gained traction until it was confirmed that Formula One would be adopting turbocharged engines for the 2014 season. Now, just weeks after Ferrari revealed its new turbocharged F1 car, the F14 T, the Italian...

  • College Car Review: 2010 Scion xB

    For 2010, the controversial and box-like Scion xB improves on its second generation revisions (which were made two years ago) and adds a few upgrades to its audio system. With a spacious interior, trusty four-cylinder engine, and competitively-priced trim levels, the 2010 xB is an excellent choice...

  • At next weeks Essen Motor Show, European tuning salon 9ff will be showing off a tribute project car---one that is supposedly based on the model that started it all for Porsche, the 356.

    9ff is...

  • The 2010 Lotus Evora: Will Americans Buy One?

    The first 150 Lotus Evora models have already been presold to buyers in North America, while 1,000 total units are set to be produced. With a base price of $74,675 and mixed reviews from publications over the past year, the Evora may a difficult time finding its way into garages around the U.S...

  • Malaysia's Bufori unveils new "CS" sports car

    Another Asian automaker has decided to get a foot in the sports car door. Although they may have had a late start, Bufori, a company based out of Malaysia is determined to add another hand-built automobile to their custom portfolio. In 2010, Bufori will begin selling an all new two-door coupe with...

  • Porsche's 2011 Boxster Takes Its Top Off

    The lightest Porsche on the market has been unveiled. At just 2,811 pounds, the 2011 Boxster will make its first public appearance at the Los Angeles Auto Show at the end of this year. It is being called the Boxster Spyder, and it sheds 133 pounds from the current Boxster S with a redesigned...

  • Will We See an FT-86 Spider From Toyota or Subaru?

    For almost a year, auto enthusiasts everywhere were buzzing over a new joint project car, built by Toyota and Subaru. Then, we were finally given the FT-86 concept at the Tokyo Motor Show and spy shots of the Subaru version surfaced, while it performed hot laps at the Nurburgring in Germany. Now...

  • Hyundai Genesis 2.0T R-Spec Is Back

    At the 2009 SEMA Show, Hyundai will be showcasing their stripped-down Genesis Coupe for the first time since an earlier sighting at the Chicago Motor Show. It will feature most of the goodies you get from a normal Genesis 2.0T---with a smarter setup and better price. The R-Spec is already being...

  • It's been a long wait, but the Italian sportscars of Alfa Romeo will be coming stateside next year. Chryslers partnership with Fiat has almost guaranteed the arrival these three models, which have...

  • Details emerge on 2011 Lotus Scura

    Lotus' dark side has been released in the form of a lightweight and powerful special edition Exige. Its called the Scura and it has been all the hype this past week for car lovers everywhere. Just hours after its world debut at the 2009 Tokyo Auto Show, we now have actual pictures and concrete...

  • 2009 Tokyo Motor Show: Toyota Reveals FT-86 Concept

    The 2009 Toyota FT-86 Concept is based on a modified Subaru Impreza chassis.

  • Driving Shoes For Life In The Fast Lane

    Today there are shoe companies that specialize only in driving/racing shoes and apparel.

  • Lotus Builds A Hybrid Engine

    Engineers at the British sports car company Lotus have unveiled a highly-anticipated hybrid motor at this year's Frankfurt Motor Show. It's unique design and ability to operate on alcohol or petroleum based fuels make it the perfect power plant for a lightweight, electric super-coupe. Should Tesla...

  • The high cost of owning a fast car

    Most of us middle class car folk can only dream of owning an all-out sports or supercar. The closest we ever get to owning one is through reading magazines or attending car shows. Yes, sometimes we a glimpse at a Porsche 911 Turbo for a split second on the highway and it throws us into a jealous...

  • The world's largest automotive show has not disappointed the masses this year. From Audi to Volvo and everything in between, the worlds top car makers stepped up their game and brought the newest...

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