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Keith WR Jones

Keith WR Jones

Deputy Editor,

Keith became a full-time car journalist in 2013, following an early post-graduate career in PR promoting an array of cutting-edge (for 1998) covert spying equipment, and a dozen years teaching Business and Economics at a Lincoln secondary school.

His opportunity to join the Parkers editorial team came after running his own site, Petroleum Vitae, for two years and winning the Guild of Motoring Writers’ inaugural Breakthrough Blogger award at the end of 2012.

In addition to his work on, Keith has contributed to Autocar, CAR, Classic Car Weekly, MSN Cars, The Lincolnite, Practical Classics, The Telegraph and XCar, along with a number of appearances on BBC Radio 4, 5 Live and the World Service.

Discovering that when Keith applied to appear on Mastermind one of his specialist subjects was ‘Cars Sold in Britain since 1945’ probably tells you all you need to know about him. His other topics? The 'Manic Street Preachers’ back-catalogue’ and ‘Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes novels’.

When Keith’s not curating his personal library of more than 35,000 items of car-related literature or indulging in some automotive data spreadsheetery, he’s delving under the skin of new cars, separating the great from the good to help consumers get behind the wheel of something that’s not only fit-for-purpose, but which will also make them feel positive about their purchase.