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Meet Our Dads

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Along with a couple of occupied moms, a variety of hands-on dads also work as editors on the Automobiles.com Editorial group. Regardless of whether driving to school, lugging sports activities equipment and tutus, or commuting to function, the Autos.com dads invest several hours each week driving and (later on) creating about automobiles. Collectively, our dads have a combined 70 many years of parenting experience — that is a whole lot of street trips and carpool drop-offs!

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Proceed below to meet 3 of our dads.

Patrick Olsen, Editor-in-Chief

A native of Los Angeles, I have worked as a journalist for more than 2 decades in the 2 the Chicago and L.A. places. As Automobiles.com’;s EIC, I function with this fantastic staff to carry you all the news, analysis and suggestions you will require to get your subsequent car. I am not a gearhead, but more of a fan of how vehicles are becoming smarter, much more relaxed and more exciting.

How Old Are Your Children? My wife and I have 3 youngsters, ages 20, 19 and 17.

What Does Your Family Drive? We have 2 cars: A 2003 Honda Pilot that we use most often when we’;re all traveling collectively and a 2005 Ford Escape. We bought both used.

What’;s Your Family’;s Preferred Exercise? At residence, it truly is taking part in card video games or football in the backyard, but in the auto, it truly is extended-distance trips to locations like Denver, upstate New York, etc.

David Thomas, Managing Editor

I’;m a hectic dad routinely shuttling each youngsters in the latest check automobile in the fleet. By the time my son Carter was 3, he could recognize quite much every single auto by its badge. I oversee Vehicles.com’;s news blog KickingTires as well as assist reach automobile consumers via social media. Like the rest of our crew, I try to maintain my hands in a bit of almost everything and assessment new vehicles, get portion in our Problems and even “star” in a video or 2. I have a thing for wagons, but secretly, I lust for a BMW M3 and recently have fallen for the Infiniti QX60.

How Outdated Are Your Youngsters? My wife and I have a 6-12 months-outdated son and 4-year-outdated daughter.

What Does Your Household Drive? We very own 2 wagons. The family’;s day-to-day driver is a 2010 Subaru Outback, which we love for its practicality and winter-climate prowess. We also have a 2005 Volkswagen Passat wagon that is utilised each time I have the youngsters and a test vehicle is not loved ones-friendly. The wagons are really a component of the family members, shuttling the kids to school, to see the grandparents and on summer street trips.

What’;s Your Family’;s Favourite Activity? We consider to remain as lively as possible and go to every single park within a 5-mile radius, sledding in winter and to the seashore in the summer time.

Mike Hanley, Research Editor

I commenced at Autos.com in 2002, and I am at present 1 of the site’;s resident vehicle reviewers. I also edit a good deal of the material that appears in the Analysis part. I have been a automobile enthusiast for as prolonged as I can bear in mind and usually take pleasure in going to summertime car shows. My existing task vehicle is a 1987 BMW 325e, but with 2 younger boys, I am far more frequently behind the wheel of our 2012 Honda Odyssey minivan. It truly is been capable to carry all of my kids’; things so far, including a racecar bed for my older son.

How Outdated Are Your Children? My wife and I have 2 boys, ages 3 and 1.

What Does Your Loved ones Drive? A 2012 Honda Odyssey.

What’;s Your Family’;s Preferred Exercise? We like taking walks to various community playgrounds in the summer time.

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