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Phil McNamara

Phil McNamara


CAR Magazine

Cut Phil McNamara and he bleeds CAR magazine. He is the longest-serving editor of the brand’s 55-year-history, successfully leading CAR to establish a multi-platform brand presence across web and tablet editions. He also led multiple print redesigns and the magazine’s biggest ever issue to celebrate its 50th birthday.

He’s now editor-in-chief, a role that combines writing, reporting and commercial initiatives.

His first car launch was the Ford Focus Mk1 in 1998 – it’s deeply sobering for him that the fourth-generation of that car will break cover this year.

McNamara has also written for Autocar, Arena, Zoo and The Independent.