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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

New ModelsPorsche Shows Electric Macan Prototype
The Car Guide was part of a small group of journalists who headed to Milan, Italy to get up close and personal with the prototype of the upcoming electric Porsche Macan. As you can see from the images, it's difficult to actually see the final lines of this new Macan.
First Drives2023 Nissan Ariya: Two Sides of Premium3.5/5
After a delay a more than a year, deliveries of the 2023 Nissan Ariya in Canada will finally begin late this fall for FWD models and early next year for AWD models. We recently got the opportunity to test drive a pre-production, FWD-equipped Ariya which, for the record, is about …
Test Drives2023 Nissan Z: Secrets From the Road and the Track4.0/5
The all-new 2023 Nissan Z is finally arriving in Canada—admittedly a bit late for a sports car that will mostly be used in the summer. But since the first snowflakes are still a few weeks, Nissan Canada invited The Car Guide to a road and track test in the Laurentides …
Test Drives2022 Ford Explorer Hybrid: From Montreal to NYC and Back3.5/5
Rising gas prices have boosted demand for electric and hybrid vehicles. Alas, three-row midsize SUV buyers have few options to choose from if they don’t want to spend all their money at pump. In fact, there are just two: the Toyota Highlander Hybrid and Ford Explorer Hybrid. We’ve previously reviewed …
Test Drives2022 Ford Bronco Raptor: Unstoppable Bronco3.5/5
Saint John, New Brunswick— With the addition of the all-new Raptor, the Ford Bronco lineup enters a whole new dimension. This almighty and ultra-capable model can tackle much more challenging obstacles and race through the desert with uncanny speed. The people at Ford Performance have made thorough upgrades to the …
First Drives2023 BMW iX M60: A New Dimension of M4.0/5
BMW ’s transition to fully electric vehicles is a highly calculated one. I mean, when you’ve built your reputation on fantastic gasolines engines such as the TwinPower Turbo inline six-cylinder, it’s not easy to please EV enthusiasts and traditional gearheads at the same time. For BMW M, the 50-year-old motorsport …
First DrivesVinFast VF 8 Looks Promising in First Test Drive
Hai Phong, Vietnam— After years of relative stability, the Canadian automotive landscape is about to change quite a bit with new companies hoping to break through the market. Imperium, Fisker, Lucid, Rivian and more all want their piece of the growing EV pie. You can add VinFast to the list.