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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

First Drives2021 Volvo XC40 Recharge: Stop Calling Me Polestar!3.5/5
Ever since Polestar became a standalone brand, there’s been some confusion around Volvo vehicles. Polestar models used to be the performance variants in the Swedish automaker’s portfolio, then the plug-in hybrid options. To make things clearer for potential Volvo customers, the Polestar name will be phased out, and electrified vehicles …
New Models2022 Mitsubishi Outlander Undergoes Complete Transformation
Mitsubishi has often been criticized for being too conservative, with products that don’t seem to evolve that much over the years. Despite some cosmetic changes, the platform and engines are the same. With the completely redesigned 2022 Outlander , however, the Japanese manufacturer is making a huge leap forward. New …
New Models2022 Nissan Frontier Turns to the Future With a Nod to the Past
Nissan today unveiled the all-new 2022 Frontier along with the equally new 2022 Pathfinder . The former draws inspiration from midsize pickups sold in the 1980s while turning to the future in many ways. The rounded shapes of the outgoing Frontier are replaced by a more angular and rugged-looking silhouette …
Test Drives2021 Toyota GR Supra: Is it Any Good in Winter?4.0/5
We at The Car Guide typically wait until the summer to test drive sports cars. As a matter of fact, most sports car manufacturers prefer to keep their press vehicles away from the cold and the elements during winter. This time, however, Toyota did us a favour by putting a …
New Models2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee L Debuts With Three Rows of Seats
Jeep is ringing in the new year and kicking off the launch of the next-generation Grand Cherokee with a new three-row variant. Meet the 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee L! According to the company, this was a request made by many customers all across North America, especially large families. Of course, …
Test Drives2020 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 vs. GMC Canyon AT4: Battle Tested
GM’s midsize pickups are technically and mechanically very similar. While not as popular as their full-size siblings, the Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon still have their fair share of loyal customers. Both are also available with a dedicated off-road variant—the Colorado ZR2 and Canyon AT4 , respectively. We at The …
New Models2022 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross Gets Bigger Yet Sportier
The Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross has always been hard to categorize, blurring the line between sub-compact and compact SUVs. For 2022, it gets a number of modifications including revised dimensions. The new model gains 10 centimetres in length and is now 14 centimetres longer than the RVR. This has a direct …