Driven to Explain



ER Intro

Eóin Doyle is a writer currently dividing his time between London and the Republic of Ireland. A lifelong motor enthusiast, he is co-founder and acting editor of Driven to Write. DTW’s resident Jaguariste, Eóin currently smokes about in an old Saab of dubious provenance, but only in lieu of that elusive XJ40 he keeps harping on about. 


Richard Herriott

Richard Herriott lives in Denmark but not Copenhagen. He is a researcher and teacher in industrial design. His present car is a 1990 Citroen 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.



SK Intro

The term ‘icon’ is often ill-used, but it is safe to suggest that 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 has moved seamlessly through the industry, including a spell at Jane’s Armoured Fighting Vehicles and a memorable period as assistant to the legendary motoring journalist, Archie Vicar. Following his unexpected retirement as Editor of Duple Coach Magazine, the Founders of DTW were fortunate to secure his services.

A true veteran, possessing the iron will and relentless self-confidence of a cerise Rolls Phantom accelerating down a Moscow VIP lane, Simon is the point of contact for all correspondence.

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