Car Enthusiast was founded in 1999 when online publishing was still a relative novelty. It has since grown to become a premier motoring website, providing readers with immediate access to test drives, news and features on some of the world's most exciting and interesting cars, from Ferraris to Fords, Maseratis to MINIs and everything in between.
But Car Enthusiast is more than merely a web portal for those wanting to read the most up-to-date tests and car news. Car Enthusiast now offers magazine, newspaper and website editors the opportunity to deliver their readers access to the same expert opinions from Car Enthusiast's writing team in their publications. Whether it be a feature on how to master the tricky art of drifting, live motorshow reporting and photography, driving a Bugatti Veyron with the accelerator pinned to the floor or just a humble road test on a Ford Fiesta, Car Enthusiast can deliver. To length; to spec; on time. Every time.
In this agency role Car Enthusiast's writers have had words published in virtually all of the prestigious and influential motoring and mainstream media outlets around the world. Car Enthusiast's writers are published extensively; open virtually any magazine or newspaper on the newsstands and you'll find words written by our team. We work hard, but we enjoy every minute of it. If you don't know who we are as yet, read on:
Shane O' Donoghue - Managing Editor
It was perhaps inevitable that Car Enthusiast's founder, Shane, would end up doing something involving cars. Learning to drive at just 8, Shane, spent most of his childhood in and around his dad's garage business. Finding some time for academia among the cars Shane studied Mechanical Engineering at University College London, working on projects for Jaguar, Cosworth and Lotus. Two years at Jaguar in the combustion system development team followed completion of a PhD, Shane then moving to independent engine testing company Scott Gibbin in the role of Engineering Manager.
Starting Car Enthusiast in his spare time, it quickly grew to the point where it became its own company. Shane now devotes his time to Car Enthusiast, writing for its numerous contracted outlets as well as overseeing the day-to-day activities of the company.
Kyle Fortune - Editor
Without a garage-owning dad like Shane, Kyle spent most of his childhood reading about rather than actually driving cars. An Honours degree in Geography was followed by a journalism course where work experience with Autocar and Top Gear magazines cemented his ambition to break into motoring writing. He started on a small road safety title before joining an agency where he managed a number of large clients, editing the Daily Express World Car Guide and providing motoring copy to numerous well-known web and print publications.
Kyle brought his web and print publishing expertise to Car Enthusiast, joining in 2007 in the position of Editor. Car Enthusiast keeps him busy, but you'll also see his name in an increasingly wide range of magazines, newspapers and websites.
Max Earey - Photographer
Max came into the photography world by accident; he was a professional beach lifeguard who started helping out a pro windsurfer with water photography, which took him to Hawaii for the winters and a new career was born! On his return from a period in Australia, he pointed a lens into the world of F1 and a shot of Eddie Irvine in his Ferrari launched him into the automotive world. His work has appeared in the best motoring titles, national newspapers and websites and he has also enjoyed shooting for clients including McLaren, Ferrari, BMW, Chevrolet, MINI and Nissan. Max brings a wealth of experience to Car Enthusiast, allowing us to offer our customers the best professional photographs in the business.
The rest of the team
Car Enthusiast's team is bolstered by Graeme Lambert, Paul Healy, James Giddings and John Lambert, while Phil Ahern and his group at Caint.com are responsible for the sophisticated IT structure underpinning Car Enthusiast. We're always on the look out for budding writers so if you fancy doing a little work experience, please do get in touch using the form below.
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