Ryan K. ZumMallen

Long Beach, CA

Ryan K. ZumMallen

Fortunate enough to write about my passions.



2017 Ford F-150 Raptor Forges New Ground

Why put the man behind a 600-horsepower supercar in charge of pickup trucks? Because Raptor. Link to Story

Trucks Lead Soaring Auto Prices

The price of pickups has grown by 20 percent. It isn't stopping truck buyers. Link to Story

Automakers Pushing New Breed of Speedy SUVs

High-performance SUVs have become capable athletes that promise excitement—and profits. Link to Story

Review: John Deere 9570RX Tractor

Behind the wheel of the 29-ton scraper tractor that can pull a full-grown blue whale. Link to Story

The Incredible, Tragic Life of Toyota's Master Driver

I spent a year chasing the elusive legend of Toyota icon Hiromu Naruse.
Road & Track Link to Story

The Secret Six

A half-dozen groundbreaking Ferraris were built for the Prince of Brunei. Only one made it out.
The Verge Link to Story

Class-Action Lawsuits Are Under Attack

Automakers are increasingly running up against class-action lawsuits. A new push at the federal level seeks to put a stop to that.
Car and Driver Link to Story

Long Beach’s Retro Row takes on a trendy twist

The new face of Retro Row could be draped in designer duds before long.
Press-Telegram Link to Story

Sabine The Great

A 46-year-old German woman is about to become the most famous female driver in the world.
The Cauldron Link to Story

Finally On Top, Nico Rosberg Walks Away

The recently-crowned F1 Champion leaves $50 million on the table. On his own terms.
The Cauldron Link to Story

2017 Chevrolet Corvette Sport Road Test and Review

You could be forgiven for taking one look at the Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport, new for 2017, and mistaking it for the old American muscle stereotype—big engine, high speeds, loud noise, not much else. But General Motors has taken giant leaps forward with the Corvette in recent years, and the Grand Sport reaches a new level of across-the-board performance. Link to Story

2017 Audi Q7 Road Test and Review

For those with Bentayga dreams and a Touareg budget, the 2017 Audi Q7 does not disappoint. Link to Story


Ryan K. ZumMallen

Ryan ZumMallen is a writer and journalist in Long Beach, CA. His automotive journalism has appeared in Car And Driver, Road & Track, The Verge, AutoBytel and elsewhere. News and sportswriting has appeared in SLAM Magazine, The Cauldron, the Long Beach Press-Telegram, Long Beach Grunion and Long Beach Post. Get buckets.