Paul Walton

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Paul Walton is a British motoring journalist and photographer.

His career started in 1999 working for Classic Cars magazine before moving to BBC Top Gear Magazine in 2002.

Highlights during his time at the two magazines included a twin-engined Citroën 2CV Sahara in the Israeli desert,[1] a Ferrari 250 SWB on a closed off section of San Marino, driving a BMW 325i to Spain so it could be assessed by the then WilliamsF1 test driver, Marc Gené and taking a Gibbs Aquada amphibious car for a spin around Monte Carlo's harbour during the Monaco Grand Prix.

He turned freelance in 2005, but kept his Top Gear links by editing BBC's Top Gear Test Drive Directory (a bi monthly car buyers guide), a post he held until 2011 when the magazine was stopped. During this time he also supplied features for many specialist motoring titles. These include the unique Jaguar XK150 'Tow Car' estate, the one-off Jensen CV8 Sedanca (a factory made, half convertible), an early Jaguar XJ220 prototype, a Zagato Zele, a rare electric city car made by the Italian coachbuilder and the Minissima, a William Towns designed concept.

In January 2012 he was appointed Editor of Jaguar World Monthly, the world's leading independent magazine about the British marque. He's also continues to contribute to wide variety of other specialist publications with subjects as diverse as motor racing, caravaning and travel.

Although born in Darlington and brought up in North Yorkshire Walton currently lives in East Anglia.


  1. ^ Driving a Citroën 2CV Sahara in the Israeli desert: 2CV Club of Israel 'web presence' report.

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