The Fast Lane Car Staff, Writers & Reviewers
Roman Mica (Presenter / Publisher)
Roman Mica is a columnist, journalist, and author, who spent his early years driving fast on the German autobahn. When he’s not reviewing cars or producing videos, you can find him training for triathlons and writing about endurance sports for EverymanTri.com as our sister blog’s publisher. Mica is a former broadcast reporter with his Master’s Degree in journalism from Northwestern University. He is also a presenter for TFLcar’s very popular video review channel on YouTube and AOL.
John Inama (Managing Editor / Writer)
John’s love of cars started an early age. He bought his first issue of Road & Track at age 12, and has wanted to be an automotive writer ever since. He believes in the old adage that it’s more fun to drive a slow car fast than a fast car slow. When not writing about cars, John is a professional computer geek and lives with his wife and four dogs on the high plains of Wyoming.
Nathan Adlen (Presenter / Senior Editor)
Nathan Adlen brings an uncompromising passion and love for cars to TFLcar. Not only does Nathan add his talents to this website, he also works with Roman to review cars for the TFLcar YouTube channel. Easily amused by anything with four wheels, Nathan Adlen reviews vehicles from the cheapest to the most prestigious. Wrecking yards, dealer lots, garages, racetracks, professional automotive testing and automotive journalism – Nathan has experienced a wide range of the automotive spectrum. Brought up in the California car culture and educated in theater, childhood education, film, journalism and history, Nathan now lives with his family in Denver, CO. His words, good humor and videos are enjoyed worldwide.
Andre Smirnov (Producer / Writer)
Andre Smirnov is a life-long automotive enthusiast, video producer, writer, reporter, and software engineer. He has been writing and reporting at TFLcar since 2011. When not working or spending time with the family – you can find him tinkering in the garage or scouring the internet and other media for various automotive, mechanical, and computer related information.
Derek Mau (Writer / Photographer)
Before becoming an automotive journalist, Derek was diving into engine bays and wiring car audio systems for competitions since high school. Granted, there were a few extra bits and pieces after reassembling everything but nothing ever fell apart on the road. Today Derek applies his enthusiasm and gearhead knowledge into the latest cars, unraveling today’s complex automotive technology, and learning the rich history behind classic cars. Derek has owned a first-gen Mazda RX-7, E30 and E36 M3, and an Acura Integra. His current ride is an Acura RSX Type S.
Dan Jedlicka (Writer)
Dan Jedlicka joined the Chicago Sun-Times in February 1968 as a business news reporter and was named auto editor later that year. He has reviewed more than 4,000 new vehicles for the Sun-Times–far more than any newspaper auto writer in the country. Jedlicka also reviewed vehicles for Microsoft Corp.’s MSN Autos Internet site from January 1996 to June 2008. For more of Dan’s thoughtful and insightful reviews please visit his website HERE.
Arv Voss (Writer)
Arv Voss is a Northern California based freelance motoring journalist and member and past officer of several noted automotive journalist organizations who contributes regularly to a number of national and international media outlets. He reviews not only cars, trucks and SUVs, but motorcycles as well.
Ian Chisholm (Videographer / Editor)
Ian Chisholm is a professional videographer and video editor. He enjoys all aspects of video production.
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