After taking on a huge challenge and producing a drifting documentary as a newbie to the car scene, Sophie left university with a fresh Multimedia Broadcast journalism degree and an addiction different to most students - cars. She spends her weekends at car meets or drifting events, and her Mondays studying for her MA in Automotive Journalism. The key to her heart has to be a noisy stripped out drift car, but she always has time to appreciate classics, muscle cars and even bikes. Sophie is slowly but surely learning to drift and developing her automotive photography. Her goal is to be a motorsport presenter – ideally dangerously close to the action or soaking in the atmosphere of the pits.
Ronak Surana started his journey into the fascinating world of automobiles at the age of six, picking up his first auto magazine. Since then he has never looked back. While growing up, he went on to gain as much knowledge as he could about the automotive industry by continuing to read books, watch videos and attend as many car events as possible. Coming from a background with a family business nowhere related to cars, he studied Bachelors of Business Administration, and after working for a few years, he quit his business for his love for cars. His zeal to turn his passion into his profession led him to take up the MA Automotive Journalism at Coventry University. Ronak wants to drive and write about as many cars as possible, and become a renowned name in the journalism industry. He dreams of driving the best cars in the world around the best driving roads in the world, and he thinks that dream is only getting closer to becoming a reality!
Dylan Paddison is a petrol-head, Formula 1 fan, kart racer, and motoring blogger. In other words, he likes cars, and is a current student in Coventry University’s MA Automotive Journalism program. Hailing from Texas, Dylan obtained an Entrepreneurship BA from the University of Houston in 2016. He then sampled various career options, such as turning wrenches in a vintage specialist garage and working for Pirelli North America's sales team. During that time, Dylan launched a personal website, authoring low-rent car reviews and articles. This “work” catalyzed his pursuit of an automotive journalism career. He plans to accrue as much seat time as possible, whether faced with a keyboard or a steering wheel.
David Kirby is a modern car and classic car enthusiast, student of MA Automotive Journalism at Coventry University, who aspires to enter this field on completion of his Masters. As well as this, he is actively blogging, contributor to articles for the Rover 200 Owners Club, improving his skills in automotive photography and is currently integrating with individuals involved with Automotive Journalism. David is a former BA Business & Management graduate, and from a Motor Trade background, who has 5 years of broad knowledge of customer service, sales of new and used vehicles, and being a leader for his colleagues. His passion was always cars from the moment his first words were ‘car keys’ and this passion shows no sign of disappearing anytime soon, especially as the industry and the car move into new horizons and challenges, which he can’t wait to experience first hand.
Venkatesh Koushik has a degree in Mechanical Engineering from India. He decided to change direction and is studying MA Automotive Journalism at Coventry University, UK. Having a keen interest in cars from childhood, he designed and developed go-karts and cars with his team as an undergraduate student. Analyzing all the difficulties one has to face in order to do something in the field of motorsports and development, he decided to use the automotive journalism platform to develop motorsports into a dependable career option in the world. Another major field of interest for Venkatesh apart from motorsports is automotive design. Venkatesh plans to use the Automotive Journalism platform to make designers aware of the design history of the manufacturers and help them in incorporating old age design with the new age design.
Faris S. Sultan is a 21-year-old student, born in Muscat, Sultanate of Oman. He graduated from Nottingham Trent University in 2018 with a BA in Marketing. Faris has been interested and passionate about cars and the automotive industry since childhood as he enjoyed collecting and playing with car models. Subsequently, this hobby developed into automotive photography. He is currently interested in automotive journalism and he spends a considerable amount of time reading and watching automotive related content to educate himself about cars and the industry. With his commitment to pursuing a career in automotive journalism and working in a relevant professional setting, he decided to pursue a master’s degree in Automotive Journalism at Coventry University in 2018-19. Faris loves to drive his Abarth 500 on small twisty mountain roads and enjoys experiencing different cars whenever he gets the chance.
Praveer Singh is a graduate in journalism from the University of Delhi. He is pursuing a Master’s degree in Automotive Journalism at Coventry University. He connects immediately with cars and motor heads. Enthusiastically collects journals, merchandise and leaps at opportunities to interact with cars and petrol-heads. Having been brought up with endless car talks, he spent his time tinkering with these beautiful machines and then sewing his own stories. His appreciation of detail goes from aesthetics of car design to stories of the people behind them. Finds role-models in icons from the yesteryears, from where he also acquires a classic taste. Plans to follow the food trails and capture the cultural ethos of places with road trips around the globe. Auto enthusiast by birth. Journalist by education. Auto journalist by profession?
Khoi An Do is a young and fresh journalist, car enthusiast with an eternal passion for classic machines. A BA English Translation graduate, Khoi started out as translator. He later left to follow his passion and got the first experience of the automotive industry was with a Nissan dealership. Here Khoi worked as a salesman and got exposed to various knowledge about cars. This occupation was the decisive factor in his pursuit of becoming a car journalist. In taking his first step to achieve his dream career, Khoi applied to Coventry University and is now an MA Automotive Journalism student. He aims to emerge as a recognized personality in the automotive industry.
Since his childhood Yash Sunil Krishnan has always been fascinated with Automobiles, the cars their make, their styling, he could tell the make of the car by looking at their headlights. This fascination over a period of years slowly developed into a passion. Fueled by that passion Yash started to take his baby steps into the world of Automotive Journalism by completeing his Bachlors in Mass Media first and is currenty studying MA in Automotive Journalism at Coventry University. Yash has also gained some experience in the Automotive sector while interning at evo India, which helped him improve his writing and also improve his knowledge of the Automotive Sector. Yash also fancies in a lot of road trips and has travelled from the north of India all the way till sourthern most tip of India, his ultimate road trip is a intercontinental drive from India all the way to London.
Michael Docherty is a blogger and car journalist, who is currently studying at Coventry University. He is the editor for the motoring section of the student journalism website, Kettle Mag. He is in charge of a small team and focuses on writing articles and suggestions for further content. Michael lives in the North East and has links with both car dealers and organisations, which allows him to get information first hand. During his journalism career, he has completed work experience with Parkers, Metro Radio and the Hartlepool Mail. He has his own website, 'MDochertyUK' and has visited London, Geneva and Los Angeles, and tries to write articles for a worldwide audience. One of his first car launches was at the Hudson Loft in Downtown Los Angeles, with Honda for the Civic Si.
Emily is a motorcycle enthusiast, with her main interest being motorcycle racing. She currently writes for four different motorsport websites; Motofire, L&T Motorsport, The Checkered Flag and Inside Racing, covering all areas of two wheeled racing from MotoGP to Speedway. She also works as Social Media and Editorial Assistant for Canadian based motorcycle GPS app, EatSleepRIDE and runs and edits her own website Full Throttle Motorsport which has an ever-growing team of writers. Emily has a first class honours degree from the Manchester Metropolitan University in Creative Writing, and is studying for her Masters degree in Automotive Journalism at Coventry University, receiving the Kevin Ash Memorial Scholarship for motorcycle writers from the Motorcycle Industry Association.
狄钺（Yue Di) born in 1993, Xi'an,China. He graduated from faculty of hunanity and education of Xi'an Eurasia University, during that period the spare time had been made a good use reading, taking courses and experiencing related things. He is studying at MA automotive journalism of Coventry University in 2017-2018. In his words that auto is his first love, being professional is due to the great enthusiasm. He also intrested in other machines, photograghing, traveling, driving and riding for sure and so on. He has contributed several design scripts, auto industry analyses and car test reports to Chinese domestic auto medias and had an auto photo exhibition in 2015, he often took part in various civil car and motorcycle racing and other activities. He worked as a intership in a used car program of Shaanxi province TV station, after that he had a more steadfast determination to hold the dream on automotive journalism and future auto media carrer.
Andrew Noakes trained as an automotive engineer but decided writing about cars would be more fun than designing them. His first full-time journalism job was on Fast Car magazine where he became technical editor, and later he founded the classic car title Classics. He went freelance in 2002 and has since written for a wide range of magazines and websites on topics as diverse as Formula 1 two-seaters, 2CV-based sports cars and the width of Jim Clark’s bottom. He is also the author of more than 20 books on motoring and motor sport, winning the Timo Makinen Trophy for his book Ford Cosworth DFV. Alongside his writing work he is course director of Coventry University’s unique Masters degree course in automotive journalism, and is deputy chairman of the Guild of Motoring Writers.