Phil Royle

Phil Royle

Rally, track day, Nordschleife life and road trip addict, Phil Royle is an NCTJ-trained news journalist, diverting into motoring magazines in 1997, as features editor at Revs magazine. Phil went freelance in 1999, working for many top UK motoring titles, editing Circuit Driver and launching Performance Tuner. Phil runs www.roylemedia.co.uk and can be found blogging at www.roadmagazine.blogspot.com

ROAD 39: Škoda II

So, welcome to the second Skoda special of Road Magazine. And we make no bones about re-featuring the Czech Republic VAG manufacturer – as…

ROAD 37: Citroën DS Special

Citroën has always been a quirky, distinctly Gallic car manufacturer – offering something design-led, daring and different from its competitors. And we applaud them…

ROAD 38: Rally GB Special

This event – when it was the iconic Lombard RAC, then Network Q – is what made me a petrolhead, motoring journalist and lifelong…

ROAD 36: SUV Special

Despite rising fuel prices and the painful VED road tax from the government, the Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV) 4×4 market is still booming –…

ROAD 33: Sports Hatches

Cars designed with female buyers in mind who like a bit of poke under their right stiletto are pretty few and far between. And…

ROAD 30: Cult Car Cachet!

Some cars take decades to reach cult status, unrecognized in their time. Others are instant stars, even before their launch to the public. And this issue of ROAD Magazine features two cars that have sling-shotted straight into the cult car cachet – Toyota’s GT86 and Subaru’s BRZ.

ROAD 29: Mazda Mania!

This month’s issue is dedicated to the Japanese ‘Zoom Zoom’ brand that is Mazda, a manufacturer who aim to make cars that are fun, different and exciting to drive, as well as catering for the family car sector brilliantly.

ROAD 28: Volvo R-Design Special

What do you think of when you picture Volvo? Think towing a caravan on the A303 with a tailback longer than the Seine? Think accident-prone old biddy drivers with brown leather driving gloves? Think again..