With a focus on car design from the outset, John's career as an automotive journalist and industry consultant started in earnest when he joined the prestigious UK magazine, CAR, as deputy editor. Later John moved to Detroit to work at AutoWeek and Wards before becoming an independent automotive writer, contributing to publications in every major market around the world.
As an experienced car industry observer, John has studied automotive design through years of interviewing the world's top designers and reporting on numerous new vehicle introductions. John has written many design-focused articles in his career, with a particular interest in interior as well as exterior design. His design expertise has been recognized through consultancy work with several major automakers, including General Motors and Hyundai.
John is a long-standing member of the Automotive Press Association and is a juror on the World Car of the Year panel, for which he has presented the World Car Design of the Year award.
John's own love of cars was fostered by his father, who owned a number of 1960s Jaguars, and has led to a series of interesting cars in his garage; some of John's favorites being a Fiat 124 Spyder, Jaguar E-Type and currently an Audi S7.