What happens when you race a little Mazda MX-5 Miata against a Lamborghini, Porsche and other supercars? You get a viral smash hit – the most popular film ever to be distributed on Mazda Canada’s YouTube channel. If you look closely you’ll see me in the Porsche. That’s one of the perks of being the producer!
Zoom has won Best Automotive Title at the International Content Market Awards. It’s the second year in a row that Zoom Zoom has won and the third time since we launched in 2007. I think that’s unprecedented.
This is what happens when you pit a Mazda CX-5 against some of the world’s top paddlers. Another one of my ambitious and adrenalin-packed ideas…
It’s probably my most ambitious and crazy idea yet – putting a modern car on a Wall of Death. But thanks to Dynomyte Dave and the crew at Demon Drome we pulled it off. The film of this epic stunt went viral with 500,000 views in the first week. You can watch it – and the making of – below.
One Mazda CX-5, one lap of Iceland and one interactive video of the experience.
After a short 2,000km drive from Brisbane to Cairns in a behemoth RV with my family (and after selling my beloved 1972 Bay Window VW to fund the trip) I shared my experience with the readers of The Telegraph. It made the cover of the paper’s motoring section and two pages inside. If only I’d thought of writing this before the trip!
One of the perks of being editor of the Mazda magazine is that I get to drive their cars in strange places. Like on a frozen lake in the middle of Sweden. It was so much fun I had to tell the readers of The Daily Telegraph, too.
…er, that would be me. And my good mate Tim Bampton. If you google either of us, it’s more than likely that this is what you’ll find first – our assault on the 2002 Midnight Sun to Red Sea Marathon Rally, in a works-prepared Toyota Prius. It was a genuine world first. Seriously, no one had ever thought to race a hybrid before us. And, whilst it was pretty slow going at times, we finished the event (not last!) and I wrote about it for, amongst others, Top Gear and The Daily Telegraph. We also blogged daily – before it was even called blogging – produced web video and an hour-long documentary and were even tracked live by satellite. So I’d better put this in all three of my categories: car stuff, tech stuff and travel stuff! Want to read a bit about it – then click here: TG Rally Story