About & Portfolio

About me

I’m Tim Kendall, a petrolhead, copywriter and freelance word arranger. Whilst my passion is cars, I love to write about almost anything. From articles, opinion pieces and news, to more commercially focused copywriting aimed at driving customers to a business, my skillset is versatile. My experience spans a range of sectors from motoring to insurance and personal finance, to specialist corporate writing.

Having spent some years in the legal profession following my first degree, I branched out in 2010 and developed my car obsession into something more serious. Completing a Master’s Degree in Automotive Journalism at Coventry University in 2011, I’ve been published in a number of websites and magazines, including Evo , What Car? Autocar, CAR, MSN Cars and International Fleet World.

I was also fortunate enough to win the 2011 Phil Llewellin Award. The prize is aimed at writers breaking into motoring journalism and is sponsored by CAR Magazine – to which Phil Llewellin was a contributor for many years.


A handful of examples of my writing which are available online, are linked to below. I can also provide examples of print articles on request.

CAR Magazine online

CAR – Mercedes SL first official pictures story

CAR – Lexus LF-Lc concept car

CAR – 2012 Honda Civic first drive

CAR – Hyundai I-oniq concept teaser

CAR – Bedford Autodrome gets Ariel Atom

What Car?

What Car? – Electric cars FAQs and coming soon

EVO Magazine online

Evo – Kubica’s 2011 F1 season in doubt

Evo – New Peugeot 908 Le Mans racer

Evo – New Peugeot 308 revealed

Evo – BMW Vision ConnectedDrive concept

Evo – New C-Class Coupé

Fleet World

ALD plans global growth

Well oiled efficiency

MSN Cars

The Cars of The Sweeney

Vauxhall Mokka First Drive Review

VW Camper van tribute

Focus tops worldwide sales charts – or does it?

Kia loses court battle

Top Gear powers into Guinness Book of World Records

Classics reborn with modern technology

Records tumble at 2012 Silverstone Classic

There’s no war on motorists

Taught to drift by Caterham F1

Maybach axed months earlier than expected

Prince of Monaco’s car collection up for auction

First Drive – Mitsubishi Outlander

Pebble Beach 2012 preview

Honda reveals ‘sports inspired’ Jazz

Supercharged Mazda MX-5 revealed

London to host F1 Grand Prix?

Volvo to build M3 beater?

1,200bhp Lamborghini Aventador

Has Saab been sold?

Mercedes A-Class revealed

New Citroen DS4 Racing

New Mercedes SL63 AMG revealed

New Citroen C4 Aircross

New SsangYong XIV-2 Concept

Automotive Magazine

Pdf files of printed features – may take a while to load. An example of a feature design put together by me using InDesign.

Eagle E-type feature

Auction feature