Driven Wheels was founded with the belief that there is something missing in Canadian automotive media. The team here at Driven Wheels are real people. We drive real cars on real roads. Our passion for things with wheels tends to be a bit on the fanatical side, but we also know that some folks just need good solid advice about new cars.
Most consumers don’t care about launch times and horsepower figures, but how whether a car’s back seats are actually usable or not. Can the kid’s hockey bags actually fit in the trunk. What about snowboards? We’ll give you some of the tech specs, but more importantly we’ll give you the scoop on whether a vehicle will work for your family.
Enthusiasts don’t need to worry, we’ve got you covered too! We’ll be covering events and sharing tons of great new videos every day from around the web.
Chief cook & bottle washer, Gary Grant, was born into an auto racing household in the late Sixties, aka the Golden Age of motorsport. It was inevitable then, that Gary would end up devoting his life to the automobile. A couple of decades of toil on the front lines of the new car dealership scene gives him some perspective on both sides of the auto industry. Still involved in motorsport, Gary spends most of his days taking photos of cars or in front of the computer writing about them.
Gary is a member of the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada and is a Co-Chair of the Canadian Car of the Year Awards.
Andrew Ling is a car and technology nut who lives in Vancouver, Beautiful British Columbia. His baby pictures nearly all comprise of him holding a toy car in one hand, and an orange spoon in the other, so the “problem” goes back that far. It also explains his prolific love for food and food photography.
He comes from a communications/marketing background and has worked for automotive-related companies such as Edmunds.com, BenzWorld.org since 1999. From track driving, to rally driving to autocross, he has done it all! When he’s not reading about the latest automotive news and trends, he can be found outdoors snapping pictures at various events around town.
John Cousens is our marketing partnership guy. John has been selling ultra high end automobiles for years, from Land Rover and Jaguar to Aston Martin, Bentley and Rolls Royce. These days he is making friends and selling a few cars at Marigold Ford in Whitby, Ontario. When he isn’t selling cars, Cousens is out sailing on Lake Ontario.
Scott Marshall is well suited to become our safe driving guru, as the Director of Training for Young Drivers of Canada and having started in road safety in 1988. He was a judge on the first 3 seasons of Canada’s Worst Driver on Discovery Network. Scott started writing columns on driving for his community paper in 2005. Since then his columns have been printed in several publications including newspaper, magazines and various web-sites. You can visit his own blog here.