Andrew Noakes

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Andrew Noakes is an Associate Senior Lecturer in Journalism, specialising in Automotive Journalism, at the Coventry University Department of Media and Communication.[1]

Early career[edit]

An award-winning motoring journalist, author and photographer, he originally trained as an engineer at Loughborough University. After two years of working as a freelance motoring journalist he joined Fast Car, where he concentrated on technical articles and in-depth product tests. He quickly rose to the position of Deputy Editor.

In 1996 Andrew became Editor of Retro, a magazine for modified classic cars, re-launching the magazine a year later as Classics, now Classics Monthly. He became Editor-in-Chief in 2000 overseeing Classics and the launch of a new internet magazine.[2]

Freelance Motoring Journalism[edit]

He returned to freelance writing in 2002 and has written for numerous car magazines including CAR, Auto Express, Classic & Sports Car, Classic Cars, Classic Car Weekly, Redline, Total Impreza, Total Evolution, V Magazine, BMW Magazine and European Automotive Design. He has contributed to automotive websites CAR Online and[3] and runs his own website,

He has written or contributed to a dozen books on motoring and motorsport. His latest, Ford Cosworth DVF: The Inside Story of F1s Greatest Engine, was awarded the Guild of Motoring Writers Timo Makinen Trophy in 2007.[4]

In 2011, he launched the online automotive technology magazine[5] He also has a Twitter account.[6]