Published Work

Subaru WRX STI-28

On-track in Subaru WRX STI (2015)

Putting a performance Subaru to the test. Nope, not on the rally stages. At the Dubai Autodrome. Check out the original post on crankandpiston.com HERE EnginePowerTorque0-100kphTop…
Motorsport Porsche 919 Hybrid Test Abu Dhabi,

Porsche WEC. Behind the scenes with Le Mans winners

In 2015, the 919 LMP1 Hybrid secured Porsche its 17th Le Mans victory as well as both World Endurance Championship crowns. That’s quite an act…
McLaren 570S-22

McLaren 570S. REVIEW. Dubai, UAE

Does Woking’s ‘most attainable model yet’ find the perfect balance? James finds out aboard the McLaren 570S in the Middle East.
1970 Plymouth GTX-1

1970 Plymouth GTX. DRIVEN

With only a five year production run that spanned the late 1960s and early 1970s, the Plymouth GTX went out not with a bang, but…
Volkswagen Passat-25

Volkswagen Passat. REVIEW. Dubai, UAE

Might a mid-life refresh inject some character into Volkswagen’s family saloon? James finds out with a spin in the new Passat. Check out the original…
Aston Martin DB11. Dubai, UAE-45

Aston Martin DB11 unveiled. Dubai, UAE

Aston Martin’s new DB11 has received overwhelmingly positive since its unveil at the Geneva Motor Show in 2016, and that’s unlikely to change now that…
Morgan Aero Coupe-32

Morgan Aero Coupe. REVIEW. Dubai, UAE

The last of a dying breed, the Morgan Aero Coupe takes one last spin before bowing to the new Aero 8. Check out the original…
Range Rover Long Wheelbase-15

Range Rover Long Wheelbase. REVIEW. Dubai, UAE

They say size doesn’t matter, but does the first Long Wheelbase Range Rover since 1994 beg to differ? Check out the original post on crankandpiston.com HERE…
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About James

James recently completed a five-year stint in Dubai, working as a webmaster for motoring website Crankandpiston.com and later additionally as Publishing Editor of upscale car magazine EVO Middle East. During that time he road tested just about every supercar, luxury car and off-roader marketed in the region.

He met and interviewed many of his motorsport heroes and traveled extensively to race circuits, product launches and technical presentations across Europe, Scandinavia, North America, the Middle and Far East.

As he built up his knowledge of mainstream and specialist marques, he broadened his driving experience and honed his syntax and writing skills by producing readable, informative and often humorous content for both online and print distribution.