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 of classic cars.
If you're anything like me, you're totally not bitter about Ford's decision to drop the Fiesta and Focus from their U.S. lineup. As fun as the new European-spec Focus ST and Fiesta ST look, we're not getting either. Instead, we're getting a host of updated crossovers, which make this cute and cuddly Ford Puma an appealing prospect for our shores. Ford just revealed this car in Europe, and while we're not getting it yet, I honestly think we should.