One of the first big driving jobs I got when I joined Autocar was to go to the South of France, to Goodyear’s Mireval test track no less, and attend the launch of the then brand new Corvette ZR-1. It was early in 1989 and I was so junior that while I was to drive the car, someone more experienced got to write about it. Which I guess was fair enough.
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Andrew Frankel has been racing cars for over 20 years and testing them for nearer to 30. He is senior contributing writer to both Autocar and MotorSport magazines, sits on the Car of the Year jury and was chief car tester for the Sunday Times for 15 years. He cites driving and writing as the only disciplines for which he has any talent and therefore considers himself vocationally employed. When he is not working he lives quietly in the Wye Valley with his family, a small and unimportant accumulation of cheap old cars and some sheep.