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Richard Meaden
A motoring journalist and racer for over 20 years, Dickie is one of the founder members of the evo team, a former editor, and current columnist. He made his race debut in 1993, and since then has raced in various one-make series with Ginetta, Vauxhall, Renault and Porsche, and has competed in the Nürburgring 24 Hours since 2006. In 2007 and 2008 Dickie competed in Pikes Peak International Hill Climb and in 2011 set a new world record for a production sedan at Bonneville Speed Week… in Skoda Octavia vRS. The speed? 227.08 mph. Yes, honestly.
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'Porsche 911s are now some kind of genetic throwback'

Sadly, the submissive new 911 now sits dutifully in the shadow of Porsche’s money-spinners
23 Jul 2019
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Formula e cars driven on track

Formula E has come a long way and so have the cars, we test the latest Audi Formula E car against its predecessor to gauge the progress made
13 Jul 2019
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Opinion

'Old cars reconnect us to what we love about driving'

Stop the pace race! If you’re listening, manufacturers, less can actually be more
3 Jul 2019
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Aston Martin DBS Superleggera

New Aston Martin DBS Superleggera Volante review

Removing the roof adds another dimension of enjoyment to the DBS without detracting dynamically. A truly fabulous machine
3 Jul 2019
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Opinion

'The Aston Martin Valkyrie is a truly extraordinary project'

Concorde was the product of boundless ambition; Aston Martin's Valkyrie represents that same spirit too
18 Jun 2019
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Opinion

'Think race circuits are scary? Try a test track...'

Once the barrier lifts you enter a different realm. One entirely different, often vaguely military
4 Jun 2019
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Opinion

'Supercar launches used to be something special'

Supercar launches used to be something special, now they’re a monthly occurrence
22 May 2019
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Opinion

The biggest thrills often come from the simplest of things

The most enjoyable and rewarding thing with four wheels and an internal combustion engine is a kart
7 May 2019
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Opinion

The 488 Pista's not a patch on the ‘flawed’ F40'

The demands the F40 places on you to keep it on the boil would never be sanctioned today
23 Apr 2019
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Opinion

'Reborn classics are a hark back to simpler times'

There's a powerful craving for cars that are compact, characterful and beautiful
11 Apr 2019
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The erosion of our ability to enjoy the open road isn’t new

It’s the prescience of his observations and the relevance almost half a century later that really resonates
26 Mar 2019
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Opinion

Alpine’s leading a lightweight revival with the A110

What excites me most is that it could be the beginning of a new and thrilling family of sports cars
12 Mar 2019
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Opinion

‘The joys of a group test are an increasingly rare treat in

The magazine road test is under threat at a time when it’s needed more than ever
28 Feb 2019
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Opinion

'you don’t need 500 horses to put a smile on your face'

Power and speed are intoxicating, but you don’t need 500 horses to put a smile on your face
12 Feb 2019
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Features

Behind the wheel of a Mini Cooper S at Goodwood Revival

Richard Meaden races one of the original British performance-car greats the Goodwood Revival – with unexpected consequences
3 Feb 2019
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Opinion

Opinion - Richard Meaden

It's over 30 years since Meaden passed his driving test, and it remains as the single most momentous thing he's ever passed
8 Jan 2019
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Richard Meaden, Founding Editor interview - 20 years of evo

To mark 20 years of the magazine, we ask Founding Editor Richard Meaden to recall his most memorable evo moments
19 Dec 2018
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Opinion

Opinion - Richard Meaden

Gimmick or genuine drivers' tool? Meaden weights up digital driver modes, and their positive, or negative effect
11 Dec 2018
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Opinion - Richard Meaden

Meaden questions the value of modern-age driver modes, and whether this is one more performance element we don't really want...
6 Nov 2018
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Opinion

Opinion - Richard Meaden

These days if you’re searching for performance bargains you need to think big, reckons Meaden
3 Oct 2018
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Opinion - Richard Meaden

The cornering shot used to be a source of education and inspiration, but its currency has been devalued in recent times, reckons Meaden
25 Sep 2018
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Opinion

Opinion - Richard Meaden

Your perfect three-car garage? Child’s play, says Meaden. What you really want is to identify your automotive soulmate
11 Sep 2018
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Opinion - Richard Meaden

Flying may be quicker, but you can’t beat the sense of adventure that comes with a big-miles road-trip, reckons Meaden
28 Aug 2018
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Opinion - Richard Meaden

What was your most memorable drive? Dickie recounts some of his, and obviously, they're incredible...
14 Aug 2018