I grew up with 98RON fuel flowing freely through my body, and admittedly, which male teenager worth their name didn’t?

The difference between me and the rest of the crowd was that at age 17, my first automotive website was created. Age 18 saw my first road test vehicle, loaned by a reluctant Mitsubishi. It was a tosser…well, that’s the Spanish translation of the word, it’s more commonly known as the Pajero.

Paul Maric — Motoring Journalist

Paul Maric reviewing the Aston Martin VIrage.*

Several years later, my website was sold to a large Australian automotive publication.

Since then, I have written for numerous other publications, including several weekly and daily newspapers, motoring magazines, websites and more recently, motoring reviews on the wireless (the radio, that is).

One of my biggest achievements so far has been getting behind the wheel of and driving the world’s fastest car (well, it was at the time) – the Bugatti Veyron. As the youngest member of the media in the world to set foot on the pedals of the colossally fast German, I was most certainly terrified. The experience was invaluable and certainly one that I have treasured.

Paul Maric — Motoring Journalist road testing the Bugatti Veyron.

Paul Maric road testing the Bugatti Veyron in France.

The writing style I aim for targets the punter and speaks to the values and characteristics of the car. A Nissan Patrol buyer doesn’t want to know about handling, or how easy the car is to park, likewise a Ford Fiesta driver doesn’t need to know about off-road ability or top-speed records. Your publication will receive targeted writing that your audience gets — not just enthusiast waffle.

While motoring and travel writing is my bread and butter, I am also an avid photographer. The road tests and travel stories I write often come complete with professional, high-resolution photography. Samples can be seen on the Photography page.

My industry experience is also bolstered with a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Top 400 World Universities ranked Swinburne University, Melbourne.

With over 9 years experience, youthful enthusiasm and unmatched industry knowledge, I would be the perfect match for your publication.

If you’re interested in finding out more, click on the Contact link above to shoot me an e-mail or give me a call. In the meantime, you can see some samples of my work by clicking here.

* Photograph kindly supplied by Joel Strickland Photographics.