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, trucks, or producing videos, you can find him training for triathlons or enjoying a good book or movie. Mica is a former broadcast reporter with his Master’s Degree in journalism from Northwestern University. He is a presenter for TFLcar’s very popular video review channel on YouTube, and number one online truck channel – TFLtruck.
Zach Butler (Managing Editor / Writer)
Zach Butler has been TFLcar’s managing editor since 2018. He has held a lifelong passion for cars, with a particular interest in hot hatchbacks and off-road rigs. Born and raised in Colorado, Zach holds a Bachelor’s Degree in English from Colorado State University, and is based in Boulder.
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 and TFLtruck since 2011. When not working or spending time with the family – you can find him tinkering in the garage, playing volleyball, going for a drive, or scouring the internet in search of the next best thing.
Grant Davis (Writer)
Since 2006, Grant’s found himself in the driver’s seat of a more than 200 cars, trucks, SUVs, motorcycles, and the occasional watercraft as a longtime writer for Outside Magazine/Outside online and other adventure-oriented media. He’s based in Denver and has a love/hate relationship with his 11-year-old minivan.
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.
Ian Chisholm (Videographer / Editor)
Ian Chisholm is a professional videographer and video editor. He enjoys all aspects of video production.
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