All posts by Jon Thomson

Jon is a contributing road tester and features writer at PerformanceDrive. He is an expert in the auto industry and motorsport. He's a veteran in the motor journalism field as well, and has written for various Australian magazines and websites. He is also a member of the Automotive Industry Professionals Australia, and Motorsports Professionals Group.

2014 Rally Australia – the unknown FIA World Championship

Sep 17, 2014

It seems that ASIO is not the only organisation in Australia that is capable of the highest levels of secrecy. The organisation behind the 2014 Rally Australia in Coffs Harbour last weekend was even more...

A drive with Chris Atkinson in the Hyundai i20 WRC car (video)

Sep 17, 2014

Even for someone who has been involved in rallying for close to 35 years, or possibly because of that, it didn’t take this writer long to say yes when offered a ride in the latest...

2014 Volvo XC60 D4 review

Aug 27, 2014

The 2014 Volvo XC60 D4 Luxury is an SUV that you could happily live with day to day, even if you aren’t heading bush. It’s comfortable and easy to drive, like a sedan, and it’s...

‘Cars and Coffee’ event getting popular, new niche for Sydney

Jun 04, 2014

No one had any idea how big the concept would become and how quickly it would be embraced. The concept we’re talking about is Cars and Coffee, a Sunday morning car perv fest at a...

2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland CRD review

May 26, 2014

The task was relatively simple, dodge the airport and drive south to the Victorian capital instead of suffering the stress of packing into a big bomber for a flight to the Australian F1 Grand Prix....

2014 International Classic Rally of Otago – NZ’s biggest retro rally

May 21, 2014

The International Classic Rally of Otago has turned into the biggest classic event in the Southern Hemisphere, with spectacular displays of driving in some of the most legendary cars...