THROUGH Driven Car Reviews, Tom
Voelk, a longtime Costco member, takes
viewers on the road as he puts a myriad of
cars and trucks through their paces. He
reviews about 45 cars a year, and his informative and entertaining videos are available on
his website (
drivencarreviews.com), on You Tube
and as a podcast series on i Tunes (just search
“Tom Voelk”), where it became the first podcast
to win an Emmy Award.
In 2003, Voelk launched Driving Northwest, which ran for eight years on KING- 5 TV
in Seattle. Since the beginning of his video
reviews, which Voelk produces himself, when
it’s time to test trunk capacity, Voelk has
headed to his local Costco to see how many
massive Kirkland Signature™ bath tissue
packages he can load into a vehicle.
“I was looking for a useful metric to run
trunk tests with,” Voelk tells The Connection.
“One afternoon, while I was in Costco, I saw
the Kirkland Signature toilet paper packs and
the light went on in my head. They’re perfect.
The packages are about the size of a rolling
suitcase, and they bring a little fun into the
process as well. The average car
holds six packs, and I figure I’ve
loaded nearly 2,500 packages of
large toilet paper into cars over
the years.”— Will Fifield
The Costco Auto Program
has helped many Costco
members find the car
(and the trunk) of their
dreams, at a great value.
Visit Costco.com and click on
“Services,” then “Costco Auto Program.”
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