It is all about the company, not the car
Dec 08, 2016
While many car designs are forgettable, the legacy of Jaguar's E-Type, even despite its technical challenges, is solidified
Dec 02, 2016
Its vacuum cups are key to keeping my hang glider safe and secure atop my car
Nov 02, 2016
The newest Porsche 911 S cabriolet is a superior machine, but does the missing hardtop do more harm than good?
Nov 01, 2016
Nissan’s GT-R is the epitome of Japanese mechanics: intricately designed and relentlessly engineered, with a roar worthy of Godzilla
Oct 27, 2016
It's about temperature, not snow. Winter tires should be installed when you expect temperatures to fall to 7C or colder
Oct 27, 2016
And why winter tires need to be mandatory, too
Oct 25, 2016
Citroen’s 2CV may not be the most technical or luxe car on the road, but its history places it in an elite class
Oct 14, 2016
The Maserati Quattroporte's engine produces an automotive opera that some consider an aphrodisiac
Oct 04, 2016
If you’ve driven one supercar, you’ve driven them all – until you get behind the wheel of a Pagani Huayra BC
Sep 23, 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.