May 2017: Hot rods, Harleys and havin’ a ball on the racetrack

My proudest achievement over the past month or two? The publication of the latest issue of RoadSmart. I edit the magazine on behalf of IAM RoadSmart, the charity for advanced drivers and riders, and it goes out to 100,000-plus members three times a year. In the Spring/Summer 2017 issue we feature the organisations’s newest ambassadors, two incredibly talented female motorsport stars who have blazed a trail in their respective fields: FIA European Rally Championship contender Catie Munnings and motorcycle road racer Maria Costello MBE. Two-wheel adventuress and best-selling author Lois Pryce is another lady who has excelled in her arena,…

March 2017: McLarens, motorsport and Michael Jackson

Plenty of freelance project variety over the past month, with subbing and editing work including stints at Land Rover Monthly and weekly mag Auto Express. I’m especially pleased with how Octane‘s Chequered Flag historic motorsport supplement has turned out; I spent a week in-office with the magazine’s editorial team helping to produce this annual publication. Still with Octane, I wrote a piece for the mag about my latest classic acquisition, a 1952 Sunbeam S8 motorcycle that’s been in my family for more than 40 years. As part of my work with Haymarket’s automotive syndication team I’ve written numerous pieces for the…