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Julien Amado

When his elementary school teacher asked Julien what he wanted to do when he grew up, his answer was “the same thing as Alain Prost.” His love for everything on two or four wheels has only gotten stronger ever since, particularly auto racing from the 1980s to this day.

Following his Journalism studies in Paris, Julien began his career as a motorcycle writer in 2007. For more than six years, he worked for French magazine Moto Revue, lighting up roads and tracks with virtually all the bikes you can name, from ordinary 125cc rides to actual Le Mans racers.

Julien switched to cars after moving to Canada, first as a contributor to the Quebec version of Autoblog, then as a member of the editorial staff at Protégez-Vous magazine where he was in charge of the automotive content. He is now a permanent auto journalist at The Car Guide.

Most recent articles

Test Drives2020 Buick Encore GX: One More SUV…3.5/5
The all-new Buick Encore GX expands the brand’s SUV lineup between the entry-level Encore and the slightly larger Envision . This model will not replace the Encore, GM assures. How about in a year or two? Well, that might depend on customer demand and how the new Encore GX affects …
NewsWatch: The World's Most Expensive Car Crash Tests
Every car that goes on the road must first pass through collision tests. Exotic cars are no exception. When you boast world-class power and acceleration like a Lamborghini or Pagani, you also need world-class protection in case something goes terribly wrong. The problem is that these supercars are extremely expensive …
RacingRelive One of F1’s Most Epic Races of All Time for Free
Stuck at home and looking for something exciting to watch? Formula 1’s YouTube channel has just added a complete Grand Prix and it happens to be one of the most epic races ever—the 1986 Australian Grand Prix. The Williams cars, powered by a turbocharged Honda engine, were the ones to …
New Models2021 Genesis G80 Unveiled and Detailed a Bit Further
Following a teaser in early March, the refreshed 2021 Genesis G80 midsize luxury sedan was unveiled virtually today. The exterior design is in line with the new language introduced by the GV80 crossover, particularly the front section. Inside, Genesis raised the level of refinement and opulence, for example with higher-quality …
First Drives2021 Kia Seltos: Winning Recipe
It doesn’t take a genius to realize that sport utility vehicles and crossovers are everywhere these days. Big or small, they’re what consumers demand, so manufacturers keep coming back with new models on a regular basis. Trying to emulate the success story of its cousin, the Hyundai Kona (25,817 units …
First Drives2020 BMW X5 M and X6 M: Sweet Monsters4.0/5
PHOENIX, Arizona—The 2020 BMW X5 M ’s specs are just as intimidating as its flared fenders, massive bumpers and oversized wheels. Simply put, this high-performance midsize SUV is a monster. Under the hood is a twin-turbocharged 4.4-litre V8 engine that produces 600 horsepower and 553 pound-feet of torque. We tested …
Special Events2020 Porsche Ice Experience: 443 Horsepower on Slick Ice
The Car Guide was recently invited to Circuit Mécaglisse about an hour north of Montreal to put the new 2020 Porsche 911 Carrera S and Carrera 4S to the test on an icy track. As you may know, the sports-car manufacturer offers customers the opportunity to take part in advanced …