Handmade in England, the Morgan recalls a bygone era – until you look under the hood, Peter Cheney
Apr 28, 2016
Turbochargers are the new darlings of the automotive engineering world, but they don't always work at reducing fuel consumption as advertised.
Apr 22, 2016
Changes to Porsche's Targa 4 have been incremental and game changing
Apr 21, 2016
The fourth-generation Prius is a testament to algorithms, software and sexy aerodynamics
Apr 14, 2016
Not long ago, Iwroteabout my friend Linwood Barclay’s losing battle with mice repeatedly eating the wiring of his Porsches (three so far, but who’s counting?)
Apr 13, 2016
The C3 was made for the macho set, but style icons like Joan Didion found beauty in its bulges
Apr 06, 2016
When examining the speed to price ratio, the Bugatti Veyron is a terrible deal
Apr 06, 2016
For Tesla Motors, this is the either the end of the beginning, or the beginning of the end
Apr 01, 2016
After a long road with niche products, the $35,000 Model 3 sedan is Tesla's hope to change from a small company to a large-scale, money-making manufacturer
Apr 01, 2016
If the SVR were a human being, it would be one of those freakish NFL running backs who can bench press 500 pounds, but also dunk a basketball and run 100 metres in 10.5 seconds
Mar 29, 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.