Rob Stumpf

Rob Stumpf

Tech Writer

After putting down the camera and leaving the tuner car scene behind, Rob has been covering the beat for The Drive since early 2017. Rob’s blend of technology and automotive backgrounds coupled with his industry insight give a unique perspective of what the future of tech-focused mobility holds. Rob lives in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania with his wife and three dogs.


  • Strong technical expertise with focus in connected technologies and cyber security.
  • Holds eight industry-recognized certifications in the technology field.
  • Additional bylines at Popular Science


Despite being a habitual car nut, Rob’s formal background in computer engineering—meaning he can build your car, and your computer (for the right price). The two industries are becoming related more now than ever before, and his fifteen years of expertise in cutting-edge tech lends to his reporting on tech-focused subjects from a distinctive perspective. Rob’s reporting focuses on how the automotive world is changing around technology, with a dash of enthusiast content sprinkled in to keep things fresh. He prides himself in praising legitimate emerging new car tech, and figuring out which are just bridges for sale in disguise.


Rob holds a Bachelors in Computer Science, has eight industry certifications covering various areas of technology, and has ongoing postgraduate studies in cybersecurity at Purdue.

Words of Wisdom

Going fast sideways means you’re either having a really good time, or a really bad one. Wear your seatbelt either way.


Get latest from Rob Stumpf

Volkswagen News photo

This Volkswagen Dieselgate Staging Area Looks Eerie in 4k

By Rob Stumpf / Published Mar 29, 2017

BMW News photo

BMW Uses Virtual Reality to Build Prototypes

By Rob Stumpf / Published Mar 24, 2017

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Mazda Patent Reveals Rotary Engine for Use in Hybrids

By Rob Stumpf / Published Mar 24, 2017

Watch The First Review of The Bugatti Chiron

Watch The First Review of The Bugatti Chiron

By Rob Stumpf / Published Mar 24, 2017

Honda News photo

Honda Civic Type R’s Exhaust Note Is Perfectly Raspy

By Rob Stumpf / Published Mar 23, 2017

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The Differences Between Inline-Six and V6 Motors

By Rob Stumpf / Published Mar 23, 2017

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You Can Use Your Chevy Volt to Play Mario Kart

By Rob Stumpf / Published Mar 22, 2017