Rick Osborn

Rick has met and interviewed many well known names in the world of film, music and sport. He brings his enthusiasm for cars, technology and social media to SkiddMark.

PERSPECTIVE: Aston Martin – Daddy Cool

The problem with measuring anything with a qualitative stick is that by its very nature it will divide opinion. We’ve heard the stereotypes before, the 911 design is boring, Volvos are dull and Ferrari can do no wrong – but these are all just opinions. Games of football, tennis or cricket are ultimately measured by cold and clear numbers that allow you to immediately assess sans bias who has performed best over a set period of time and pat them on the back or berate their performance appropriately.

Ferrari reveals its tribute to Pininfarina – the SA APERTA

Ferrari will present the SA APERTA at the Paris International Motor Show next week as a strictly limited edition version of its popular 599. Just 80 cars will be built to celebrate Pininfarina’s 80th anniversary, the nomenclature paying homage to both Sergio and Andrea Pininfarina whose company and work have been linked to the most successful road-going cars ever built at Maranello.

INTERVIEW: Perry McCarthy – The Original Stig

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past couple of weeks, you will have noticed both the national and motoring press being dominated by the news of The Stig outing himself as Ben Collins. After much legal wrangling, Collins has now been dismissed from his white Stig role ahead of his publication of a tell-all book on life behind the distinctive Simpson helmet, whilst all the while Top Gear executives begin to conjure up who should be given the role of Stig #3.