The Journalists

Wheel World Reviews Editor David Hooper editor David Hooper pictured before competing in the Britcar Championship at Snetterton.

Welcome to

Our aim is to bring you the latest news and reviews from around the motor industry – written in a readable, informative and easy to understand format by professional motoring journalists.
At, we tell it like it is in the real world. Dispensing with most of the jargon and all of the hype, me and a handful of trusted colleagues, report on what the latest models from the world’s car manufacturers are really like to drive and to live with.
At, however, we are not limited to four wheels – if it’s got tyres on, we’ll test it. Bikes, scooters, motorhomes, caravans and commercial vehicles may all be caught in our headlights from time to time.
As a life-long petrol head, I have always had a passion for cars and all things automotive.
In my previous role as Regional Motoring Editor for one of the country’s leading newspaper groups, I was responsible for providing the weekly motoring content for several titles, including copy for features, special publications and supplements. As well as writing my own features, I commissioned copy from numerous freelancers and pioneered the production of video roadtests for the papers’ websites.
Should you require any motoring editorial, either as a one-off, or on a regular basis, then please get in touch.
As a freelance journalist, I attend manufacturers’ product launches across Europe and beyond and can offer clients news stories, features, first drives, interviews with company executives, product reviews, copywriting and editing services, as well as opinion and comment.
I have been an active member of the Northern Group of Motoring Writers since 2002, and am a member of the Institute of Advanced Motorists, having qualified in a car and on a bike.
I am a keen motorcyclist, and enjoy touring in the UK and in Europe, mostly recently a tour of the Alps and the Med which was fabulous. I passed my bike test in September 2008, as part of the Now Is The Time Campaign, run by the Motorcycle Industry Association.
I am also a big motorsport fan. I hold a National B race licence and have competed in the Fun Cup and the Britcar Championship, driving for Mazda UK.
On a more sedate note, I love classic cars of all shapes and sizes and am the proud owner of a 1967 Morris Minor Convertible, called Doris.
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Thank you for visiting the site, and we hope you find some interesting reading!
David Hooper