It’s a dream machine, with a carbon frame, electronic shifting and Swiss-made Edco wheels that look like they were crafted by genius elves with a supercomputer and an autoclave. It is a work of industrial art, and the fastest bicycle I have ever ridden
Jul 21, 2016
Debunking the main myth people believe just as that electric cars costs more and the batteries don't last long
Jul 15, 2016
A Seven seems impossibly small and low, a soapbox derby racer that has somehow been kitted out with a motor and licensed for the road - it's not for the uncommitted
Jul 04, 2016
Meanwhile, Toyota gets sent Back to the Drawing Board
Jul 04, 2016
Despite two redesigns, VW hasn't come close to capturing the quirks and quality of the original Beetle
Jun 15, 2016
How you drive is the single biggest factor when it comes to fuel economy - cruising at 140 km/h and drag racing from light to light can easily double or triple consumption
Jun 13, 2016
First born out of a determination to outpace a Ferrari, today's Brock Coupe continues to be a beautifully designed machine
Jun 09, 2016
The little Fiat 500 gets a big – and welcome – makeover
May 26, 2016
If you think driving is dangerous, maybe it’s time to adjust your perspective
May 24, 2016
Mercedes's G-550 is a great ride - if you're making a military run. So, why is it beloved by civilians?
May 18, 2016
Peter Cheney launched his driving column after 25 years as an award-winning feature writer, investigative reporter and news correspondent. His writing steers clear of industry jargon to focus on human experience and the passion of driving. (One of his most popular stories documented the day his teenage son crashed a $180,000 Porsche through a garage door.)
Peter has described himself as an engineer trapped in a writer's body. After studying literature, history and economics, he spent several years as a professional Porsche-VW mechanic. Peter entered the newspaper business in 1984 after graduating from the University of King's College journalism program.
Peter has covered everything from plane crashes to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. He is the winner of three National Newspaper awards for investigative and foreign reporting, and was nominated for a fourth in the feature-writing category. He is also a five-time winner of the Canadian Association of Journalists Award for investigative reporting.
Peter was born in Nova Scotia, but grew up around the world as the son of a Canadian military officer. He has lived in Germany, Africa, Belgium, the U.S.A., and 10 different Canadian towns and cities. Peter attended high school in Brussels, Belgium, where he edited the student paper and dated the daughter of Donald Rumsfeld.
Peter has a lifelong interest in technology, aviation and adventure sports. He is a former motorcycle racer, an advanced glider pilot, and the author of Hang Gliding for Beginner Pilots, the official manual of the U.S. Hang Gliding Association.
Peter has been married since 1984 to Marian Cheney, a music teacher with the Toronto District School Board (and the winner of a 2010 Juno Award as Canadian Music Teacher of the Year). They have two children, and live in downtown Toronto in a 100-year-old home that was structurally renovated with plans drawn by Peter. The house is still standing.