Andrew has been testing cars, trucks and motorcycles for 35 years. He is motoring correspondent for The Daily Telegraph, writes for a number of magazines and sits on the Car Of The Year jury. He lives in Cornwall and is married with two children and a collection of unreliable old cars and motorcycles.
‘It’s a cliché to say you learn something new every day,’ he says, ‘but I find that you learn most new things from the experts in their fields: people like Mike Cross at Jaguar, Jürgen Pützschler at Volkswagen and Matt Becker of Lotus, Aston Martin and Jaguar Land Rover.’
Ford Cortina 1500 GT, rust holes in the wings, single Weber carb and virtually no grip in the wet
Allan Winn, first editor at Commercial Motor magazine. The man who told me as he took me on: 'You can write you know. You don't know it, but you can'
Perfect road trip:
Yet to come, but in my Triumph GT6 with its TR5 2.5 'six' under the bonnet and Mrs English and Herbie the Labrador down the west coast of France
"A car represents an escape hatch from oppression and drudgery when it threatens to overwhelm, both physically and mentally. I've always seen my car as a sentinel in a garage, full of fuel, a map on the back seat and ready at the turn of the key to change the scenery and all things for the better"
How to revive an icon: Part two
Bringing back a much-loved brand can lead to great success, dismal failure and, at times, total ignominy. Andrew English looks at the best and perhaps the very worst
How to revive an icon: Part one
Reviving a much-loved brand is a great idea in theory. But the tough lessons of reality often paint a far less rosy picture, says Andrew English
I Witnessed: The sale of Rolls-Royce and Bentley
In 1998 BMW outmanoeuvred Volkswagen to secure the Rolls-Royce badge. Andrew English was there to watch a dramatic corporate conflict unfold
The fastest car on the planet: Part two
Andrew English looks at the current state of the always troubled and now dormant 15-year-old Bloodhound project and asks whether it will ever run in anger again
The fastest car on the planet: Part one
Why is the Land Speed Record so hard to break these days? In the first of a two-part series, Andrew English looks back over its history to find some answers
Morgan Super 3
I’ve got both heels hooked onto the extruded aluminium floor spar on the new Morgan Super 3 and am about to lower myself into the cockpit when it occurs that it was 114 years ago...
The power of three
Corner my Triking three-wheeler hard and if the tyres were gripping, you judged cornering limits on the inside front wheel; any more than six inches off the ground...
Getting air comes up from time to time on car magazines, but jumping cars for photographic effect doesn’t always end well. If you look back in the history books...
Alfa Romeo Tonale
The world has turned like a water mill in a flood since the last Geneva motor show in 2019, which saw a tarp dragged off the concept version of this car...
For sale: Porsche
In February just past, The Financial Times reported that Porsche was going to the markets with what is known as an Initial Public Offering (IPO). Wow, Porsche is for sale...