James M. Flam­mang is a vet­er­an inde­pen­dent jour­nal­ist and edi­tor. Since the 1970s, he’s cov­ered the auto­mo­bile busi­ness, con­tribut­ing to such pub­li­ca­tions as auto​Me​dia​.com, Kel­ley Blue Book, Con­sumer Guide, J.D. Pow­er, cars​.com, and the Chica­go Tri­bune.

His own website, Tirekicking Today (www.tirekick.com), online since 1995, is currently expanding into such topics as work/labor and consumer discontent. Flammang has authored more than two dozen books, including six titles for children.

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