James Fossdyke: Guild of Motoring Writers member..

Journalist and Automotive writer

Freelance motoring journalist based in Wilmslow, Cheshire.

With a CV that includes Press Association Motoring, AOL Cars, Car Dealer Magazine and www.contracthireandleasing.com, I have experience in every aspect of the writing and automotive journalism profession

Also experienced in photography, I’ve written content on everything from vans to supercars for both hard print and online platforms and publications.

More about James..

James piece on the new Aston Martin DBX

After starting out in local newspapers and a brief stint as a travel writer, I started in motoring journalism at the tender age of 20, when I joined ContractHireAndLeasing.com.

Within weeks, I became an integral part of the team at the leasing-focused site, covering news stories, road testing the latest new cars and writing incisive opinion columns.

Around two-and-a-half years after joining the Stockport-based website, I moved to the south coast and Blackball Media, where I worked on news, road tests and features for the Press Association Motoring desk, as well as providing occasional content for AOL Cars and the company’s in-house magazine, Car Dealer. While there, I was honoured to win the award for PA Motoring Feature of the Year 2016.

I turned freelance in 2017, returning to my native Cheshire.

My work has appeared in publications including:

  • The AA
  • AOL Cars UK
  • Belfast Telegraph
  • CarDealer Magazine
  • The Cheshire Magazine
  • ContractHireAndLeasing.com
  • Darlington and Stockton Times
  • The Daily Record
  • Diesel Car Magazine
  • DriveTribe
  • East Anglian Daily Times
  • Eastern Daily Press
  • The Herald Drive
  • Inside EVs
  • Ipswich Star
  • Irish Examiner
  • The Jersey Life
  • Kent Messenger
  • Leicester Mercury
  • The Mirror
  • Motor1 UK
  • Norwich Evening News
  • RoadTestReports.co.uk
  • Sunday Mail
  • Yahoo UK Motoring

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Recent online piece on the latest blisteringly fast Toyota Supra

Some of James most recent editorial examples:

Volvo V90 Cross Country
Yahoo UK Motoring

We’re now familiar with the concept of jacked-up, soft-roading estate cars, but the craze only really set in when Volvo launched the V70 Cross Country in the 1990s. Fast-forward to the present day and the Swedish brand is now offering the Cross Country treatment on most of its estate and hatchback models. The latest to undergo surgery is the stylish and spacious V90… (more…)

Maserati Levante
Irish Examiner

Despite having been presenting 4×4 concepts since the early 2000s, Maserati has taken its time in coming to the ever-growing SUV market. The Levante, though, has finally arrived, ready to wade into battle with the Range Rover Sport and Porsche Cayenne… (more…)

BMW M240i
Yahoo UK Motoring

Engines form the beating heart of a car. Its character, its soul is defined by the iron lung that powers it. Calling the BMW M235i’s engine an iron lung, though, would have been harsh in the extreme. It was more like a heart of gold. Most car manufacturers would kill to have an engine that’s anything like as good as the M235i’s 3.0-litre straight six. Now, though, it’s been improved… (more…)

McLaren 570S Spider
The Cheshire Magazine

They say that when the Ferrari F1 team is struggling, the road cars are brilliant, and when the racing is going well, the road cars suffer. Whether that’s true is a matter for debate, but the current F1 standings may well give McLaren hope that its new supercar – the 570S Spider – has arrived at just the right moment. But can the British newbie really take on the established Italians? (more…)

To get in touch with James and discuss his journalism services please go to: www.jamesfossdyke.com Email: james.fossdyke@gmail.com Or call: 07462 024139



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