Jeff Zurschmeide

Jeff Zurschmeide

Jeff Zurschmeide is a freelance writer from Portland, Oregon. Jeff covers new cars, motor sports, and technical topics for a variety of newspapers, magazines, and online outlets. Additionally, Jeff is the author of eight published books on automotive topics, including photo histories of Portland International Raceway and Portland Speedway. His current automotive passion is divided between his 1976 Mini Cooper and his 1920 Model T Ford. His daily driver is a Mazda Miata, because duh.

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2020 Mazda CX-30 first drive review: Right-sized

Mazda's all-new 2020 CX-30 aims to fill a gap in the small SUV market. It's small, but not too small. It has premium features, but the price isn't outrageously high. Is it the right fit for you?

Behind the horsepower: Papadakis shares the secrets of his 1000hp Supra

A couple months ago, award-winning engine builder Stephan Papadakis gave himself a challenge: to get 1,000 horsepower out of the new Toyota-BMW B58 engine found in the 2020 Toyota Supra. We talked to Papadakis after his successful run to…

New Hyundai Ioniq electric vehicle gets big boosts in range and horsepower

Hyundai pulled the cover off the 2020 Ioniq Electric in Los Angeles, revealing that it has received a whole host of upgrades over the previous model. Hyundai also gave a glimpse of a new concept called the Vision T.

Hyundai shocks us with its mid-engined RM19 sports car concept

Hyundai revealed its all-new RM19 mid-engine racing prototype at the Los Angeles Auto Show. The latest idea from Hyundai’s performance N sub-brand carries a two-liter engine rated at 390 horsepower, and points the way toward future road…

The Lamborghini Museum houses 55 Years of technical innovation

The Lamborghini story begins with angry words between Enzo Ferrari and Ferruccio Lamborghini and ends with a company that currently creates some of the most exciting and revolutionary technologies is all the car world. Their Museum is a…

Ford unveils all-electric Mustang Mach-E

The new Mustang Mach-E is a four-door crossover SUV, battery electric vehicle, with all-wheel-drive. It’s incredibly fast and supremely cool, but is it really a Mustang?