You can see everything I wrote during my stint on AutoClassics here.
And for Octane and Vantage magazine features, there’s a small but varied selection below. Click on the pictures to read the full features in PDF form:
Judging at Monterey Car Week
From the pressure of finding the right car at The Quail to the hilarity of selecting the wrong car at the crazy Concours d’LeMons – with a star appearance from Wayne Carini of Chasing Classic Cars TV fame.
How to make a new Jaguar XKSS
The inside story of how Jaguar Classic have been able to produce accurate recreations – or ‘continuations’ – of the iconic XKSS.
Driving Janis Joplin’s Porsche
What a privilege! This is the psychedelic 356 owned by the legendary singer until her death in October 1970.
Cuba’s other classic car owners
Havana’s best known for its much-modified 1950s American cars – but there’s a lesser known sub-culture of DKW and Auto Union owners trying against the odds to keep their little two-stroke classics on the road.
Inside Henry Ford’s house
Who would believe that the beloved house of Henry Ford could have been allowed to fall into disrepair? But it’s true! I was given exclusive access to the house before restoration finally began. It’s an amazing place.
The madness of a Barrett-Jackson auction
Ever been to the Barrett-Jackson sale at Scottsdale? It’s bigger, crazier and much, much louder than you could ever imagine.
Driving the Rain Man Buick
Yes, it’s the actual car, and to make the day even better, it came with a real-life Wayne Carini inside!
Rallying a Land Rover Defender
Land Rovers are great off-road. But driving one fast off road is another thing entirely. Here’s how one built for stage rallying feels at speed (spoiler alert: it’s quite scary).
Porsche 911 ‘reimagined’ by Singer
Is a Singer really as good as they say? An eye-popping, gut-wrenching drive through the canyon roads of Carmel Valley gave the answer…
Lancia works cars on the road
From the incredible collection of John Campion, I drove ex-works Lancia Integrale, 037 and Beta Montecarlo on fast, challenging closed roads. It was quite a day!
Aston Martin Vulcan
Again from Vantage magazine, this is the story of the first customer experiences of the then-new, still-mad Vulcan, culminating in a ten-tenths passenger ride with works driver Darren Turner.
Aston Martin to El Mirage
It’s hot, it’s dusty and it’s home to some of the world’s best land speed record cars and bikes. A trip to El Mirage was on the bucket list, and taking an Aston made it even better. This featured in Vantage magazine.