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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 ModelsVolkswagen Unveils Pricing for 2022 Tiguan
The Volkswagen Tiguan is getting a mid-cycle update for the 2022 model year. As previously reported, the changes are mostly cosmetic, with a revised front fascia, some tweaks in the rear and a more modern interior featuring the next generation of Volkswagen’s infotainment system. All four trim levels are powered …
Test Drives2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz: Play First, Work Later3.5/5
We tend to forget that pickups are primarily designed for work. There was a time when refinement, driving dynamics and luxurious content were not really a concern for manufacturers. They simply wanted to build tough, capable vehicles that could withstand a lot of abuse. Now, things have changed. Many people …
Test Drives2021 Dodge Challenger Hellcat Redeye: Old-school Power and Fun4.0/5
Dodge’s parent company Stellantis made one thing pretty clear recently: the Hellcat’s days are numbered. With increasingly strict emission regulations, big and ultra-powerful V8 engines that burn fuel like there’s no tomorrow have no future. For now, however, Dodge is making the most of its fire-breathing, supercharged 6.2-litre V8, the …
News2022 Ford Explorer ST-Line Puts Styling Over Performance
Following the introduction of the adventurous Explorer Timberline , Ford now has a new way of attracting midsize SUV buyers. The 2022 Explorer ST-Line is not a real performance variant like the Explorer ST , which features a turbocharged 3.0-litre V6 engine producing 400 horsepower, but it certainly looks like …
New ModelsGV60 Unveiled as Genesis' First All-electric SUV
Genesis has released the first official pictures of its brand new GV60, a fully electric SUV that will join the larger, non-electric GV70 and GV80 . The company’s design language is clearly expressed once again, with signature Quad Lamps front and rear. However, the coupe-like rear end is something we …
Test Drives2022 Hyundai Tucson: Exciting But Not Super-efficient4.0/5
"That’s the new Tucson? It’s really hot!" Comments like these—and longing stares—never stopped during my brief time with the all-new 2022 Hyundai Tucson . I’m used to it with sports cars like the Toyota GR Supra and Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio, or insane machines like the Ram 1500 TRX, but …