Michael Lear is an aspiring motoring journalist with a passion for cars, motorsport and writing. In September 2019, he enrolled on the MA Automotive Journalism course at Coventry University to help fulfil his ambition of securing a job writing for an automotive magazine or website. He founded his own blog (Petrolhead) in 2018 while attending Rally Finland, where he produced daily articles reporting on the event as it unfolded. In 2016, he was the proud recipient of the Midland Group of Motoring Writers’ Phil Llewellin Award for motoring journalism (senior section). Aged 15, he wrote his first published article for the MSA magazine (now called Revolution) about his experiences as a cadet rally marshal.