Cars have been the corner stone to Neil’s passion, beginning at pre-school age,
through school but then pushed sideways while he studied accounting.
It was rekindled when he started contributing to magazines including Bushdriver
and then when he started a motoring section in Perth’s The Western Mail.
He was then appointed as a finance writer for the evening Daily News,
supplemented by writing its motoring column. He moved to The Sunday Times as
finance editor and after a nine-year term, finally drove back into motoring
when in 1998 he was asked to rebrand and restyle the newspaper’s motoring
section, expanding it over 12 years from a two-page section to a 36-page
In 2010 he was selected to join News Ltd’s national motoring group Carsguide
and covered national and international events, launches, news conferences and
Car of the Year awards until November 2014 when he moved into freelancing,
working for The GoAuto, The West Australian, Western 4WDriver magazine, Bauer
Media and as an online content writer for one of Australia’s biggest car
He has involved himself in all aspects including motorsport where he has
competed in everything from motocross to motorkhanas and rallies including
Targa West and the ARC Forest Rally.
He loves all facets of the car industry, from design, manufacture, testing,
marketing and even business structures and believes cars are one of the few
high-volume consumables to combine a very high degree of engineering enlivened
with an even higher degree of emotion from its consumers.