Stuart Martin started his legal driving life behind the wheel of a 1976 Jeep
ragtop, which he still owns to this day, but his passion for wheeled things was
inspired much earlier.
Born into a family of car tinkerers and driving enthusiasts, he quickly settled
into his DNA and was spotting cars or calling corners blindfolded from the
backseat of his parents' car before he was out of junior primary.
Playing with vehicles on his family's rural properties amplified the enthusiasm
for driving and his period of schooling was always accompanied by part-time
work around cars, filling with fuel, working on them or delivering pizzas in
A career in journalism took an automotive turn at Sydney's Daily Telegraph in
the early 1990s and Martin has not looked backed, covering motor shows and new
model launches around the world ever since.
Regular work and play has subsequently involved towing, off-roading, the school
run and everything in between, with Martin now working freelance as a
motoring journalist, contributing to several websites and publications
including GoAuto - young enough for hybrid technology and old enough to
remember carburettors, he’s happiest behind the wheel.