This book recalls the golden age (in the author’s view) of motoring journalism, during the last two decades of the 20th century, with additional material from before and after. Although the book is about cars it should amuse, irritate or even inform people who are not interested in cars at all.
This book takes a light-hearted look at what the author considers to have been the golden age of motoring journalism – the last two decades of the 20th century. As a writer and tester for Motor magazine, founding Editor of Fast Lane magazine, and a freelance journalist with a weekly column in The Daily Telegraph, Peter Dron has many tales to tell.
In these pages we meet industry moguls, unusual motoring journalists and various other passers-by. The reasons why it has all gone wrong, both for the motor industry and motoring journalism, are examined with candour. Although this book is essentially about cars and car people, the author ambitiously hopes that it may amuse, irritate or even inform people who are not interested in cars at all. If the readers are not amused, irritated or informed, the author does not mind in the least, provided they have bought the book with their own money rather than stolen it or acquired it by other means, fair or foul.
About the author
Peter Dron’s writing career spans many years. In 1976 he joined Motor magazine, then Britain’s biggest-selling weekly motoring magazine, as a road tester, rising to Features Editor. In 1984, he became the launch Editor of the British monthly magazine Fast Lane, which had a circulation of over 50,000, where he remained until 1991. Peter also wrote for The Daily Telegraph as a columnist and contributor for 15 years. In addition, he has written for numerous other publications in Britain, the USA, France, Germany, Australia, South Africa, and more. During the 1980s he tested approximately 100 cars per year.