Drivers and technology sometimes just don’t get along. Take this recent JD Power study: “Customer Demand for Safety Technology Threatened by Overbearing Alerts.” The news release highlights the results of Power’s 2019 U.S. Tech Experience Survey. That study found that drivers want systems like lane-keeping assist, forward collision warning and blind spot detection (things … Continue reading
Driving an actual race car had long been a goal of mine. Sure, I’d spent a day or so behind the wheel of small Formula Ford-style cars at the Bridgestone Racing School and taken a BMW Winter Driving course. But I’d never had the chance to drive a true purpose-built race car on a track … Continue reading
This story, for GEICO Now magazine, published for GEICO by Totem, gave me a chance to take a look inside GEICO’s NASCAR team. I interviewed driver Casey Mears, crew chief Robert “Bootie” Barker (that’s him on the opening page) as well as many members of the pit crew. I love writing these “under the hood” … Continue reading
I travelled to Amsterdam to see the city by bike and then wrote about it for the summer 2014 issue of CAA Magazine. It was my first visit to Amsterdam and I loved it. Now I just have to make the time to go back.
Here’s my story on James Hinchcliffe, which was published in the summer 2013 issue of CAA Magazine. I interviewed Hinchcliffe at his parents’ house in Oakville, Ont. His mom and dad were there for part of the interview and offered their own take on his racing career. He’s a good interview — smart, candid and, … Continue reading
My feature from my Kenyan safari, published in CAA Magazine. With photographers Patrick King and Tom Martin, I spent a couple of days in Nairobi before flying into the Tsavo West National Park and Finch Hattons Lodge.
My interview with Jacques Villeneuve: former F1 world champion, CART champ and Indianapolis 500 winner. Villeneuve interview (pdf)