About us - Who’s on The Car Expert team?

About us

Who’s on The Car Expert team?

We provide you with independent, impartial advice to help you with buying a new or used car. We also publish news and information from across the automotive world.

When you are looking for a new or used car, our site is your best independent resource to help you choose the best car for your needs and get it for the best possible price.

Over 160,000 people per month now visit The Car Expert for advice, and we welcomed our four millionth visitor in April 2017. We were awarded ‘Best Automotive Blog’ at the 2017 UK Blog Awards, after being highly commended in 2016.

Editorial Director: Stuart Masson

Stuart founded The Car Expert in 2011. Originally from Australia, Stuart has had a passion for cars and the car industry for over thirty years. He spent a decade in automotive retail, and now works tirelessly to help car buyers by providing independent and impartial advice.

Stuart Masson, Owner and Editor at The Car Expert

Managing Director: John Blauth

John is Vice-President of the Guild of Motoring Writers, with over 40 years’ experience in automotive media. He has previously been Motoring Editor for the Daily Express, Editor for Company Car and Business Editor for Motor Transport, among many other roles.

John Blauth

News & road test editor: Andrew Charman

Andrew is a member of the Guild of Motoring Writers, and has had senior writing and editing roles at many magazines, including Car & Van NewsFast Car, Top Car, Super Touring (which he founded), Touring Car Worldwide, Classics, Retro and Carbuyer. His website is at www.andrewcharman.co.uk

Andrew Charman

A brief history of The Car Expert

2017 – WINNER, Best Automotive Blog, National UK Blog Awards 2017
2017 – ranked 3rd most influential UK automotive blog by Vuelio
2016 – ranked 68th in the Best 100 Car Blogs on the Planet by Feedspot
2016 – ranked 3rd most influential UK automotive blog by Vuelio (formerly Cision)
2016 – The Car Expert takes over Car & Van News; incorporates as Automotive Communication Ltd
2016 – Shortlisted, Automotive Blog Award, Newspress Awards 2016
2016 – Finalist (highly commended), Best Automotive Blog, National UK Blog Awards 2016
2015 – starred in car finance video series for NatWest and Royal Bank of Scotland
2015 – ranked 3rd most influential UK automotive blog by Cision.com
2015 – Nominated, Rising Star Award, AA Car Blog Awards 2015
2015 – Finalist, Best Automotive Blog, National UK Blog Awards 2015
2014 – Top Motoring Blogs of 2014, Alternative Route Finance
2014 – ranked 3rd most influential UK automotive blog by Cision.com
2014 – Finalist, Best Automotive Blog, National UK Blog Awards 2014
2013 – ranked 2nd most influential UK automotive blog by Cision.com
2012 – consultant, Britain’s Secret Shoppers, Channel 4
2012 – expert author, Watch My Wallet
2011 – founded

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