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 and events.

We’re passionate about life and the quality of it.  We love the impact of technology on cars and driving. Plus pretty much everything about getting from point A to B.

So, we cover just about everything from new vehicles to aircraft and driving, riding and flying.  As of yet, horses and boats haven’t made our coverage but stay tuned!

If it has to do with getting around, decreasing traffic congestion and stress or increasing family-friendly fun – we’re covering it!



Tom Smith - about us

Executive Producer / Founder

Tom Smith here; I’m a husband and Dad to both my young son and our canine family member.  I love cars, driving, technology, and am fascinated by the future of mobility.  When I’m not working on iDSC I’m usually spending time with my family.  We’re either running around the South Bay or, on special days, taking our son to Disney.  There’s nothing better than watching him light up with excitement!

Clinton "The Professor" Quan - About us


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. Often times he has his son, aka “The Associate Professor,” with him.  You can check out his Instagram account @socalautoenthusiast.

Bernadette Sanicola - About us


Bernadette Sanicola is a car-gal and reporter who’s focused on motorsports throughout her career. If you’re ever in the pits of American LeMans, NASCAR or countless other races you’re likely to bump into Bernie covering the action. She’s a SoCal native, USC grad and offers a unique perspective to the iDriveSoCal Team! You can follow her on Instagram @BernieSports.