Tim Pollard is CAR magazine's Group Digital Editorial Director and has worked at the title, on and off, for 16 years. He oversees the website editors at parent company Bauer Media's automotive group and regularly contributes to the mag and our sister website, the car-buying bible Parkers.
Tim started work in daily newspapers but quickly worked his way into motoring mags, running the newsdesk at Autocar and then switching to become Deputy Editor at What Car? before joining CAR in 2006. 'CAR is one of the world's most respected motoring titles and I grew up reading the likes of LJK Setright, Gavin Green and Russell Bulgin on the pages of CAR in the 1980s and '90s,' he says. 'We aim to keep that spirit alive today – giving our readers thoughtful, provocative writing, sharp design and world-class photography to make CAR stand out from the opposition.'
When he's not strapped to his keyboard, Tim finds time to be 2022 chair of the British Society of Magazine Editors, plays a lot of hockey and can be spotted from time to time on national TV and radio doing automotive punditry. What does he make of the current crop of cars? 'I think Hyundai and Kia are doing great work in the mainstream, Polestar is the stand-out EV start-up of recent years and I still lust after the straight six charms of a Porsche Cayman. It's such a fascinating time in the automotive arena.'
You can follow Tim's exploits in cars on his Twitter and Instagram accounts or his Linkedin profile – and read his latest articles in the list below.