What makes MotorPunk unique is an eclectic mix of roadtrips, budget motorsport, intercontinental banger rallies, appreciation of modern classics and, above all, a genuine passion for the ‘best of British.’ If you’re looking for a group test of diesel hatchbacks, written by someone who doesn’t want to upset his advertisers, then you’re going to be disappointed. If you’re looking for automotive adventures for the modern gentleman, written by gung-ho chaps with a hint of a hangover, then you’re in the right place.

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Dr. Darryl Octane – Editor

Dr.OWhen he isn’t blogging or scribbling for various print magazines, including Modern MINI, PPC and MOG Mag, Dr Octane can usually be found up to his elbows in some unloved piece of BL detritus. Darryl contributed to the epic tome 1001 Cars to Drive Before You Die and is currently researching the follow-up book on the world’s greatest automotive adventures. As a professional trophy husband, freelance writer and regular presenter on CBS’s XCAR and Carfection’s online motoring channels, Dr O’s other hobbies include vintage Scalextrics, ‘60s Bang & Olufsen and dicing with the back markers in his classic MG Midget. Darryl mans MotorPunk’s Welsh Consulate and is at a too-late-to-back-out-now phase of building a museum/mausoleum to classic British sportcars in the grounds of his crumbling pile.

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Rich Duisberg – Editor

Rich has had work published in Classic & Sportscar, Practical Performance Car, Banzai, Evo, GT Porsche and elsewhere. He created a children’s picture book described by Penguin as “very funny but mildly sexist”. He was once threatened with legal action by 58 year old DJ Tim Westwood. Rich often appears on CBS’s XCAR and Carfection channels enthusing about historic motoring twaddle. Among the clutter in his garage is a Porsche 968 Sport, MK1 MX-5, Sinclair C5 and a vintage Royal Enfield pushbike. There’s often a Morgan at home, too. The Metro (right) was abandoned in Africa. “I am not getting in a car with him” – Le Mans winner, Derek Bell.

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Nick ‘once more’ Wilkinson – Video Producer

‘Once more’ Wilkinson is our producer of choice, undergoing a bruising interview on MotorPunk’s casting couch before realising that a) we’re not a real movie company, and b) there was no film in the camera because we don’t know how to work it. Nick’s camerawork credentials include a lengthy spell at CBS’s XCAR and work for a Premier league football club. Nick can be called upon to turn MotorPunk’s often half-arsed ideas into rather splendid films, his ‘once more’ sobriquet being earned by his desire to take the perfect shot, both on and off the casting couch.

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Bateman – Writer

BatemanYeah, it’s him, Bateman. Like the one from American Psycho, but less cuddly. Dedicated follower of all things 1990s Japanese coupe-ish and former poultry-comforter, Bateman claims to have once seen The Clothes Show’s Jeff Banks on a pavement on the other side of a street (although could easily have been someone else); and who’s first car interfacing involved a 1968 Triumph Herald 1200 and a middle-aged man’s lap. Today he’s better known as one half of failed social media-only F1 GP commentating duo, MotorSpurts, and an erstwhile beard-grower. Has previously contributed to motoring blogs and police ID parades and hopes to be reincarnated as Michael Knight. Should never be left unsupervised in the company of Mormons.

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Rad Pajor- Photographer


Who is that damp looking chap, under an umbrella, sat dangerously close to the Apex waving his Nikon? It’s Rad Pajor, MotorPunk’s moonlighting Photographer, making sure the drivel written by the chaps above has something pretty go with it. Rad lives in Nottingham and does something clever at the University we’ve never really understood. He is the 303 Squadron of MotorPunk’s airforce – ill-equipped and paid badly but doesn’t need asking twice to get up at 4am and shoot a German (car).