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About Us

iDriveSoCal covers mobility news from the automotive capital of the world – Southern California. We serve content to and connect with audiences via podcast, our website, at events and through social media.

We’re passionate about life and the quality of it, technology, cars, driving, biking, boating, flying, riding and all ways of getting from point A to B, increasing joy and decreasing stress and traffic.



Clinton Quan, aka “The Professor”, is a father and lifelong automotive enthusiast who lives in Southern California. He regularly attends automotive events from ride & drives to concours d’elegances. You can check out his Instagram account @socalautoenthusiast and enjoy his love of cars through the beautiful images he captures at shows throughout SoCal.

Content Marketing Manager / Editor

Micah Palmquist is a husband and father with a keen interest in automotive technology and knack for mastering digital media platforms. He’s a Southern California native and enjoys spending time with his family when he’s not working on iDriveSoCal.

Executive Producer / Founder

Tom Smith is a husband and Dad to his new son as well as their canine family member. His career has focused on media, marketing and start-ups. Through iDriveSoCal he combines his for passion for cars, driving, technology and mobility all into one enterprise for sharing with others. When not working on iDriveSoCal he can be found spending time with his family where they reside in Los Angeles, CA.