Ted Welford | CAR Magazine

Ted Welford

Ted Welford is a senior staff writer on the Bauer automotive hub, working across CAR and our sister website Parkers. Specialising in road testing the latest cars, Ted is also quite the newshound, always investigating the latest industry topics and digging out new stories at any opportunity.  

Ted has been a car enthusiast since the start, almost inevitable growing up with a rallying-obsessed family and being ferried around in the back seat of various Subaru Imprezas – the perfect family car, obviously. As a child, Ted has an enviable collection of toy cars, and it was always obvious that he would channel a career linked to cars in one way or another.  

After completing his A-levels, Ted started an NCTJ-accredited apprenticeship in journalism with automotive news agency Blackball Media. Thrown into the deep end from the start, he would soon be on the phone to press offices, submitting freedom of information requests and covering new car launches at the age of 20.   

Ted worked his way up to staff writer at Blackball Media, in a varied role that would cover news, features and a growing focus on new car reviews, writing the latest first drives on everything from the new Dacia Sandero to Lamborghinis, and honing his skills to review and report on the latest cars. He joined CAR and Parkers in February 2024.  

Outside of working hours, Ted is usually browsing car auctions and classifies in search of a bargain (often unsuccessfully), and currently owns a Mk1 Audi TT Quattro Sport and Renault Clio 182 Trophy. He’s also an avid and perfectionist car valeter and detailer – yes, one of those bores that lectures you about the two-bucket method. Away from cars he loves travelling the world and is also a keen golfer and mountain biker. 

On social media, you can follow Ted on his personal Instagram account or one dedicated to cars, while he’s also on X, formerly Twitter, usually moaning about how much his cars have cost him. You can read Ted’s latest articles below.  

Ted Welford