The driverless car began to turn left at an intersection just as two pedestrians stepped off the curb, ignoring the ‘don’t walk’ sign. A warning chirp sounded inside the car and it began to slow, mid-way through its turn. “Jaywalkers aren’t in scope,” said the engineer in the passenger seat to the engineer in the … 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)