Colin proudly notes he was born in the same year as the Ferrari 250 GTO, Lotus Elan, AC Cobra and MGB. Also coinciding with his arrival was the launch of Small Car and Mini Owner, later to become Car magazine and where, 25 years later, Goodwin started his career in motoring journalism.
After nine years he fancied a new challenge and the chance to work with friends Steve Sutcliffe and Andrew Frankel, plus his hero Peter Robinson, so joined Autocar and went weekly. For the last 20 years he has been freelance, writing for magazines including Autocar, Evo, Motor Sport and many national newspapers. A lifelong muscle car fan, he’s now entered what he describes as his ‘Chapman period’ and is planning a restomod Elan S3.
"My love is for the internal combustion engine, regardless of its application. In cars you find it in its most wonderful form. For example, the V12 in a Diablo SV or the Chevrolet V8. In bikes it is the Ducati V-twin and in the air the big American radial or Merlin V12. I have absolutely no interest in electric vehicles. They are not related to my hobby or passion"
Queen of the drag strip
Ida Zetterström is the fastest drag racer in Europe. Colin Goodwin asks her to talk us through a day at the office
Ask Goodwin: The last ever…
Ask Goodwin has run for almost 20 years. Our Agony Uncle Colin Goodwin signs off for the very last time by sharing his Desert Island Discs
Ask Goodwin: Le Mans and great racing quotes
Sage advice from our agony uncle on going to the 24 Hours, alternatives to the Stelvio pass and whether he wears string-back driving gloves
Questions range from what Steve Sutcliffe is really like, to which is Britain’s best circuit. As ever Ti’s agony uncle Colin Goodwin is your guide
Thinking of replacing an ICE with a jet? Fancy buying a flying car? There’s only one man to ask – our very own Colin Goodwin
Our Agony Uncle is back. Got an interesting car question? Colin Goodwin will answer it. Remember to share your quandary in the comments
Our resident agony uncle is back to tell us how to fix motorsport, recreate Desert Island Discs and master heel-and-toe. By Colin Goodwin
Our Agony Uncle on the Baja 1000, oil protesters, Evos vs Subarus and at least two people who are cooler than Steve McQueen. By Colin Goodwin
Our Agony Uncle on everything from starting a family to why he wants his old Datsun back. Don’t say we didn’t warn you... By Colin Goodwin
From why he doesn’t like hypercars, to riding his motorcycle into the back of a bus while on one wheel. Our agony uncle is back. By Colin Goodwin