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Based in Sidney, BC, Canada
Automobile journalist specialising in classic cars and transportation.
Interests: Philip Powell has made a career out of not having one. With a resume that looks more like an index in the yellow pages, and having lived in 113 dwellings, worked at 48 jobs, and attended 14 schools, he has definitely lived life on the fast track, in part because of an affinity for things that go fast. He has raced canoes, cars, and skibobs and flown airplanes. He's been a fashion model and broadcaster and helped introduce motorsport to Canadian radio and television. Surprising the skeptics (and even himself) Powell did manage to settle down for a couple of decades in his personal version of Mad Men, toiling as creative director for major advertising agencies in Toronto, New York, and London. Rather than risk being jailed for beating up suits and clients who rejected most of what he wrote, Powell left the ad business and returned to his first almost-a-career, automobile journalism. Following several years of test driving and reviewing new cars for About.com he now writes about automobile history for Marque1.com.