I fell into the world of automotive journalism fresh from a challenging and rewarding job stacking shelves at my local corner shop. Since then, I’ve moved between several motoring titles, working across print and web reviewing cars, writing news, performing tests of automotive products and in one particularly memorable incident measuring the height of a vehicle in pancakes.
Supercars and racers don’t interest me half as much as the unloved, the weird and the wonderful, and at any car show I’m far more likely to be fawning over unusual windscreen wiper geometries or lusting over a naturally-aspirated diesel than I am searching out the fastest machines there.
As staff writer on Parkers.co.uk, I turn my hand to everything from updating the mpg figures in a review to helping out on photoshoots and attending new car launches. I really enjoy getting behind the wheel of the latest cars, putting myself in the shoes of the car-buying public and trying to figure out if they’ll like what they see.
Outside of work, I collect vintage appliances of dubious electrical safety and spend a lot of time baking. Find me tweeting @mctreckmeister.