Jacques Deshaies began his career as an automobile journalist 15 years ago. Then a sales consultant for a Radiomédia station in Quebec’s Mauricie region, he began hosting a weekly 30-minute show on the automotive industry. As a car enthusiast, he was a perfect fit for the profession of automobile journalist. On several occasions, he has hosted the Guide de l’auto television show on Vox. He has also hosted the shows Autotest and Automobile on competing channels.
After a spell at Sympatico, Jacques Deshaies worked for Autonet before joining the Car Guide family. A diehard fan of motorsports, he participated in the Canadian Touring Car Championship with his own team and was the president of the Grand Prix de Trois-Rivières when the event was revived. He was also Kia's official driver for the famous Targa Newfoundland on three occasions. Furthermore, he is the founder of the Nissan Micra Cup and remains the series’ promoter.