Bengt Halvorson is Deputy Editor of Internet Brands Automotive Group’s portfolio of car sites, overseeing the production of reviews, evaluating vehicles firsthand, and reporting on consumer, safety, energy/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. Halvorson has lived on the West Coast for more than a decade, and now calls evergreen Portland home. In the interim years, in addition to being a longtime contributor to The Car Connection, he’s also consulted on powertrain technology and environmental impact; managed special issues and tracked collector-car prices at Sports Car Market; and written for Cargo, Time, Forbes.com, Forbes Autos, as well as in-flight magazines and several other major business and enthusiast outlets.