Firstly the obvious question… Why did you leave us?
If you have watched my last video talking directly to our YouTube viewers, you will know it wasn’t easy. There were several points I almost choked-up.
Inside Lane is one of my proudest achievements. From bedroom start-up to well respected motoring journal, it has been an amazing journey. The time and effort put in by everyone involved paid off. We were on just about every car launch going, road testing cars back in the UK every week, it was all amazing.
So why did I leave? I am a firm believer in challenging yourself and never getting too comfortable where you are sat. When I was approached by Motor1’s Editor-in-Chief it opened up a new door. Of course it was very flattering to be in demand, but it was more than that. Here was my golden ticket to work alongside and learn from some of the best in the business.
The resources, the people, the goal. Their passion to be the best really struck a chord with me.
Of course it was heartbreaking to say goodbye to this thing I had nurtured for years, but life is about the journey and not the destination. After 5+ amazing years it was my time to find some new roads.
What is Motor1?
Ok, so you know how much jargon there is around cars? It turns out that it is pretty confusing for people actually wanting to buy a car. Us enthusiasts know our ABS from our ESP, but many people don’t. Motor1 aims to be informative and detailed, but also more transparent. We will be producing high quality and in-depth road tests on video and in words.
But we can’t be sensible all of the time. There will be plenty of cool features and rather unusual tests going on.
What cool things have you been up to at Motor1?
I have been with Motor1 for just over a month now and it has been action packed to say the least! Day 1 involved me going to Amsterdam to shoot a video with the Kia Stonic long before anyone had even seen it!
Without pausing for breath it was on a plane to the famed Ascari track in Spain for the 308 GTi launch. Shortly after it was time for the i30 N reveal. Since it has all been about serious road testing back in the UK.
I haven’t been bored.
What’s coming up?
Obviously I can’t give you specifics. Where would the fun be in that? But I can say there is lots to come.
This week the Motor1 team is filming with everything from the Peugeot 3008 right up to the Porsche 911 Turbo S. You might have already seen Alex Goy’s video of the new Phantom, but let’s just say that there is plenty more to come from Rolls-Royce in the coming weeks. We might even do a few sensible cars, too!
Where can we read/watch what you are doing?
The Motor1 website is Mecca. Everything ends up on there along with all of the latest motoring news. However, if you want a front-row seat to our films you should definitely subscribe to the YouTube channel.