Driven to Explain



ER Intro

Eóin Doyle is a writer living a bi-polar existence between Britain and Ireland. Co-founder and Editor of DTW, with responsibility for the day-to-day running of the site, his passion for the motor car, and the stories that surround them has been lifelong and a good deal more durable than the vehicles he tends to champion.


Richard HerriottRichard Herriott lives in Denmark but not Copenhagen. He is a researcher and teacher in industrial design. His present car is a 1990 Citroën XM. For nearly a decade a Peugeot 604 has been his dream alternative but each year the budget for buying such a car is spent instead on machine-made cigars of indifferent quality. [Richard is on an extended sabbatical from front line DTW duties.]


Daniel O’Callaghan is Irish but spent his working life in the UK and has now retired to rural East Anglia. Daniel comes from neither an automotive nor journalistic background, but has had a lifelong fascination with cars, particularly in terms of design and brand management. He drives a Mini Cooper and, when the sun is shining, a Porsche Boxster.


A lifelong car aficionado, Andrew Miles has scaled heights from a rusty Mk2 Ford Escort to his current steed, a Volvo S90 – secular, luxurious transport. An addiction to quality music, literature and escaping daily duties has done little to further his goal of becoming part of the motor industry; the nearest being two catastrophically failed interviews selling Alfa Romeos and Fords. Constantly learning and beguiled by practically anything four wheeled, he remains burdened by the search for the balance of time devoted to the car with (almost) everything else secondary. Except beer.


SK Intro

Simon A. Kearne is truly an icon in the world of transport publication. From the start of his career at 16 years of age as Goods Rolling Stock Reviewer for Modeller’s Monthly, he  moved seamlessly through the industry, including a spell at Jane’s Armoured Fighting Vehicles and a memorable period as assistant to legendary motoring journalist, Archie Vicar. Following his unexpected retirement as Editor of Duple Coach Magazine, the DTW founders were fortunate to secure his services. Our Consultant Editor, combining the iron will and relentless self-confidence of a cerise Rolls Phantom accelerating down a Moscow VIP lane with the predictability of a Chevrolet Corvair on a wet roundabout, Simon is both our touchstone and our forewarning.

Read Simon A. Kearne’s introduction to Driven to Write here


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