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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

PreviewsFive Things to Know About the 2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime
At the 2019 Los Angeles Auto Show, Toyota introduced a new plug-in hybrid vehicle that should post record sales if the company manages to build enough units. Here are five things you need to know about the 2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime … Generous EV Range Equipped with a bigger battery …
NewsDodge Celebrates the Challenger with a 50th Anniversary Edition
Dodge’s iconic muscle car was initially launched in 1970, which means it’s about to turn 50. To celebrate this milestone, FCA has created a limited-production Challenger 50th Anniversary Edition for 2020. Only 70 units will be sold in Canada, all of them based on the Scat Pack 392 Shaker model …
NewsAll-new McLaren Elva is a Sexy Roadster With no Roof or Windows
McLaren has just unveiled another new model inspired from the past. The Elva celebrates Bruce McLaren-designed McLaren-Elva sports cars from the 1960s, starting with the M1A (see photo gallery), an open-cockpit two-seater designed for the track. Unlike its predecessors, the 2020 McLaren Elva will be street-legal… even though it has …
NewsRefreshed Mitsubishi Mirage is Going to be Sold in Canada
As previously reported, Mitsubishi is dropping the Mirage G4 sedan in Canada , leaving the future of the Mirage hatchback up in the air. Sales of sub-compact cars are largely affected by the rise in popularity of small crossovers like the Hyundai Kona , Mazda CX-3 and Nissan Kicks .
SEMAThis Custom Dodge Charger Has AWD and 1,525 Horsepower
If you like the AWD variant of the Dodge Charger for its all-season performance, but find the 292-horsepower V6 too modest, here’s something that will blow you away. The tuning specialists at SpeedKore Performance, together with exhaust system manufacturer Magnaflow, took an AWD-equipped Charger Enforcer police car and replaced the …
NewsAston Martin Unveils a Turbocharged... Motorcycle?
Aston Martin is a name most often associated with sophisticated sports cars, some of which house a big V12 engine under the hood. The British luxury carmaker also surprised a lot of people a few years ago when it introduced the Cygnet, a microcar based on the Scion IQ. This …
NewsFord Bronco Teased with Bronco R Race Prototype
In order to whet the appetite of future Bronco customers, Ford Performance has just introduced a Bronco R prototype that will take part in the Baja 1000 off-road endurance race in the Mexican desert from Nov. 19-24. This is the automaker’s way of celebrating the 50th anniversary of Rod Hall’s …