/ˈɔtoʊˈsæˈvɑnt/ noun.

a person of profound or extensive learning pertaining to automobiles.

Just what is an “Techshake?”  Just like the definition above says, we’re people who have been exposed to cars and the car business for decades, and we love having the opportunity to share some of those experiences with our readers.  You’ll note the word “idiot” does not precede “savant.”  Thanks to , the two words are often used together, but we’re different kinds of savants.

We love cars and the car business, no matter where that takes us – United States, Japan, Germany, France, China, Brazil, Australia, India, the U.K., etc. – and we provide both opinion and information. We currently have writers in Singapore and in the U.S. Because most of us live here, we focus on the United States, but we want our readers to have the benefit of seeing a global picture regarding automotive products and industry. We hope you enjoy the site.

You may us at [email protected].

Kevin Gordon, Editor-in-Chief
Kevin is the owner and Editor-in-Chief of Techshake and is responsible for setting the site’s editorial direction as well as handling its business-related aspects.  Kevin primarily stars on Techshake’s burgeoning  while also providing thorough coverage of the burgeoning in-car technology field, and has a gift for artfully describing what it’s like to drive a particular car.

Chris Haak, Managing Editor
Chris is Techshake’s Managing Editor. He has a lifelong love of everything automotive, having grown up as the son of a car dealer. A married father of two sons, Chris is also in the process of indoctrinating them into the world of cars and trucks.

Roger Boylan, Writer
Aside from being the only Techshake writer , Roger Boylan is an American writer who was raised in Ireland, France, and Switzerland and attended the University of Ulster and the University of Edinburgh. His novel “Killoyle” was published in 1997 by Dalkey Archive Press and has been reprinted four times. In 2003, a sequel, “The Great Pint-Pulling Olympiad,” was published by Grove Press, New York.

Roger’s latest novel, “The Adorations,” in which a Swiss professor named Gustave, Adolf Hitler, Hitler’s mistress, the Archangel Michael, and a journalistic sexpot meet at the intersection of history and fantasy, is forthcoming in its original English as well as in German translation.

Kevin Miller, Writer
As Techshake’s resident Swedophile, Kevin has an acute affinity for Saabs, with a mild case of Volvo-itis as well. Aside from covering most Saab-related news for Techshake, Kevin also reviews cars and covers industry news. His “Great Drive” series, with maps and directions included, is a reader favorite.

James Wong, Writer
The only writer to be based in the Asian region, James is a prolific journalist who has written for several automotive print publications in Singapore, including HOTstuff Magazine, Import Rides Magazine and REDLINE Singapore. He also contributes regularly to many car forums. Since his nascent writing stint in Techshake, James now has a growing readership at home and abroad. In September 2010, James relocated to the United Kingdom, London, bringing him to a whole new environment from which to start a new chapter in automotive journalism.

Carl Malek
Carl Malek is Techshake’s resident German car fanatic and follower of all things General Motors. Carl first entered the world of automotive journalism as a freelance photographer during his freshman year of college before making the switch to automotive writing several years later. Carl developed an interest in cars at an early age, which helped him overcome the challenges of a learning disability in mathematics. In addition to writing for Techshake community, Carl also contributes to many car forums and enjoys attending automotive events in the Metro Detroit area with his family. Carl’s message for others with learning disorders is to believe in yourself, be persistent, and face all challenges head on.

Jeff Jablansky
Jeff Jablansky was born with his hands planted firmly at 10 and 2.  He has written for automotive enthusiast publications in the United States and abroad.  His favorite road trip memory involves a Hyundai, a winding desert road and a herd of sheep.  He is convinced that there is a car culture that goes beyond taxis in his current city of New York.

Don’t forget: we’re always interested in adding more writers to the Techshake team. Contact Kevin Gordon at if you’re interested.