The Car Expert 

Since 2011 I have been supplying news,  new car launch reports and roadtests to this award-winning and growing consumer website. I also contribute to sister site The Van Expert.  


Motor Trader

I have worked for the leading retail industry title Motor Trader since 2008, supplying monthly dealer insights, new car launch reports and interviews with senior OEM personnel.


Professional Motorsport World

I supply in-depth motorsport features to Professional Motorsport World. Touring Car racing and NASCAR/IndyCar are specialities. Until 2018 I performed a similar role for Race Tech magazine.


UKI Media tech titles

I produce in-depth technology features to UKI titles, including Engine & Powertrain Technology International, Crash Test Technology International and Automotive Testing Technology.


Narrow Gauge World

I was appointed editor of Narrow Gauge World magazine in 2009, and have since made it more news-focused and relevant, while also updating the look of the magazine – I also design each issue. 


Engineering in Miniature

I was asked to take over Engineering in Miniature in 2018, and have since established a good relationship with the model engineering market. I also design each issue.

My Skills

Reporting, interviewing, feature-writing, photography, road-testing. Sub-editing, proofing, editing.
Proficient in InDesign, Quark Xpress, Photoshop, Wordpress (all self-taught).

My Awards

2020 - Winner, Genesis Award, for Automotive Technology Journalism, Guild of Motoring Writers
2020 - Shortlisted, Newspress Awards, Technical Writer and Motorsport Writer
2019 - Highly Commended, Prova PR Business Coverage Award, Guild of Motoring Writers 
2017 - Winner, Peugeot Motorsport Cup, for motorsport coverage, Guild of Motoring Writers
2015 – Highly Commended, Peugeot Motorsport Cup, Guild of Motoring Writers 
 2000 – Winner, Mitsubishi Regional Award, Guild of Motoring Writers 
 1997 – Winner, Timo Makinen Trophy, outstanding motorsport coverage, Guild of Motoring Writers 
 1995 – Winner, Timo Makinen Trophy, outstanding motorsport coverage, Guild of Motoring Writers
1984 – Winner, Mars London Marathon Photographer of the Year

My Career

2018-present Editor/Designer, Engineering in Miniature
2017-present Contributor, UKI Media titles, Professional Motorsport World, Crash Test Technology International
2011-present news and road tests for TheCarExpert.co.uk (until July 2016 CarandVanNews.co.uk).
2009-present Editor/Designer Narrow Gauge World. Redesigned and increased frequency.
2008-present Monthly contributor, Motor Trader.
2001-present Freelance journalist, outlets have included Auto Express, Automotive Engineer, Business Car Manager, Car Dealer, Chrysler/Jeep Magazine, Compass magazines, CSMA magazine, Immediate Network, Historic Racing Technology, just-auto, Motor Industry Magazine, Phillips road atlasesSMMT, Track & Race Car, Virgin Media, Xcar

2019-2020 Media representative, Honda in the British Touring Car Championship
2006-2017 Contributing editor, Race Tech magazine, news, features, Touring Cars, NASCAR, US motorsport.
2015        
Book, Haynes Steam Locomotive Drivers' Manual, published
2010-2013 Designer, GardenRail. Monthly title.
1997-2010 Motoring Correspondent, Surrey & Sussex Newspapers. Weekly syndication to 30-plus titles.
2006        Book, Total 4x4, published
2005        Book, Ferrari, published
2001-2004 Consultant Editor (freelance), Highbury House. Acting Editor Classics, Carbuyer.
1998-2000 Editor, Dorking & Leatherhead Advertisers, two-edition broadsheet weekly newspapers.
1997-1997 Launch editor, Touring Car Worldwide magazine.
1996-1996 Member of launch team, Retro magazine (today Classics Monthly).
1995-1996 Launch editor, Super Touring Magazine. Touring Car racing specialist title.
1993-1994 Editor, Top Car magazine, upmarket modified car monthy.
1991-1993 Deputy Editor, Fast Car magazine. Monthly modified car title.
1991-1991 Sub-Editor, Croydon Advertiser weekly newspaper.
1985-1991 Photo-journalist, rising to Deputy Editor, Reigate Independent weekly newspaper.
1982-1985 Initial freelancing primarily as photographer at Brands Hatch circuit.
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