The Endless Hunt For Speed

Ultimately we are all products of our own environments. You choose the right people to surround yourself with and sculpt a path of discovery for yourself and the job you have at hand.

In the year and a half since taking over the reins as Editor In Chief at Speedhunters, the entire team has been focused on staying true to the site’s original goal. Presenting the true essence of global car culture is what we’ve always done best, and I know that every one of us has worked hard to ensure that Speedhunters remains the online destination for car enthusiasts the world over, especially those that seek and appreciate quality.

It’s been an experience of a lifetime to lead the team for 18 months, and at the same time continue my voyage of discovery through the seemingly infinite Japanese world of cars. But there comes a time where you must reassess your calling, and for me that time is now. After much thinking, I’m confident that my focus should be retargeted to hunting speed out in the field, full time. It’s where my true passion lies, and I’ve got a hell of a lot more hunting that I want to do in Japan and the wider Asia region. So as I step up my Speedhunting goals, I guess you can refer to me as an Editor at Large from now on. Or maybe the Editor of Cool, or the Editor of Speed…

This all said, it’s with great pleasure that I announce that Paddy McGrath, who’s been a core contributor of our team for so long, will be taking over as Editor in Chief and guiding Speedhunters into its 10th year (can you believe it?!) and beyond. We’ve got some exciting times ahead and it’s all starting now!

Dino Dalle Carbonare
Instagram: speedhunters_dino



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Well I have to say that happy birthday SpeedHunters XD


my focus should be retargeted to hunting speed out in the field, full time - Yes please! More grasroots events, more stories like Midnightclub etc...

Also best wishes to Paddy taking new challenge!


Does this mean we will see less of GT-Rs?? Jokes apart, all the best to Dino for your future endeavors and congratulations to Paddy for the new role, which also means more power for Project GTI and more carbon!! Being the leader of Speedhunters also means the leader in horsepower, right??


this better not be apart of the content for today, it sucks when you just take a photo of something and boom thats an article for the day


Well, the photo is recycled, so that - at least to me - was a clue that this was a "we need to talk" kind of article.


Did you miss the 1000hp twin turbo Huracan? smh


Oh stop your whining


Can't wait to see what you uncover in your adventures Dino!!


Congrats to Paddy for the new position!

I look forward to what comes in the future of Speedhunters!


Congratz on ur ding.


Congrats Paddy!!!! And I like Editor of Speed....


More Dino articles and less stance show articles? WIN WIN if I've ever seen one.


"and less stance show articles?"

Was it really necessary to say that? I'm curious to what you think a "stance show" even is.. I'm sure you'll enlighten us all with your vast automotive expertise.


Stance is lame as fuck. Agree with topinsights.

Dino Dalle Carbonare

We cover everything that's cool come on :)

Jay Soh Tsu Chung

"Editor at Large" fits you like a bill, Dino, if you get what I mean... :P

Anyway, congratulations are in order for Paddy on taking over the mantle.


Oh my god that's savage xD

Dino Dalle Carbonare

Large I am indeed haha

Daniel P Huneault

good luck dino! I always look forward to your posts and can't wait to see what you come up with next!

Dino Dalle Carbonare

Thanks man!


So I suppose that will make you Speedhunter's equivalent to Peter Egan or Gray Baskerville?

Dino Dalle Carbonare

I guess ?


Hmmm, Csaba Csere or David E. Davis if Egan and Baskerville aren't ringing home. lol Effectively, the "name brand" writers who towards the golden years of their careers mostly penned off-the-cuff editorials that remain the bedrock of automotive opinion-piece writing. (Egan - Road & Track, Baskerville - Hot Rod, Csere - Car & Driver, Davis - Automobile)


Paddy daddy is EIC now? Hmm....this ought to be fun. But seriously, I think we all have confidence in his ability to steer this ship in the right direction, and it'll be a welcome sight to see more field work from you again, Dino.
Happy hunting!

Dino Dalle Carbonare

It will be very good :)


Dino, I'm glad to hear you are getting back to Speedhunting. Your features are my favorite as the manage to capture more than the car or event. I always come away with more of the culture and people involved.

Dino Dalle Carbonare

It's comments and support like this that reminds me I've made the right decision. Plus I just like to shoot and play with cars :)


Happy Birthday Guys! I have been a loyal reader since 2012. Keep it coming

Dino Dalle Carbonare

Thanks for the support man! Appreciate it so much :)


Wow 10 years! Congrats to you guys! Also Congrats to Dino and Paddy on the new positions! I remember the first article I read on here was long-haired Matt Powers S14 when it was almost all green!

Dino Dalle Carbonare

Time flies when you are having fun uh!



Dino Dalle Carbonare

Oh there will be more and more of that...


And Tatsumi!


Congrats to both of you! Your time as Editor in Chief has made this site even greater, looking forward to Mr. McGrath doing big things as well!

Dino Dalle Carbonare

Thanks so much John!!


Dino, you're not leaving speedhunter, are you? Congrats Paddy! I hope more thing like the founds on streets

Dino Dalle Carbonare

How can I, when I AM THE SPEEDHUNTER hahaha


Congrats Paddy! Goodluck Dino on your new voyage of speedhunting. Hope to see you at TAS 2018!

Dino Dalle Carbonare

I'll be there as always....


I almost lost my cool 3 different times reading ! First I thought Dino was quitting, then I thought Paddy was leaving , oh my God I couldn't handle that, especially after losing Mike Garrett, Keith charvonia, and Peter Kelly. Keep up the good work guys. I'm happy to hear both Dino and Paddy are moving on to do exactly what they want.

Dino Dalle Carbonare

haha not to worry :)


I’m not sure what this means for the site but you and the team continue to create one of the finest online automotive destinations out there and Speedhunters is personally my go to website when I have free time.
If you guys can produce even better results with a reshuffle bring it on! Either way great job Dino, keep up the excellent work.

Dino Dalle Carbonare

That is always our goal, evolve, get better and bigger :)


Thanks for being there for us.


I know that I've said it in private, but I've no issue saying it in public either, that I wouldn't be doing what I'm doing today if it wasn't for you, Dino. For so many years, I read your J-Style blog, as I'm sure many others did, and was inspired by everything you brought. That's never changed, and I can't wait to see what you bring us now that you're free to hunt speed.

Everyone else, expect daily bagged Volkswagens from now until the end of eternity.


Congrats on the promotion Paddy, richly deserved. Hope this won't dent your output too much though :)

Dino Dalle Carbonare

Thanks Paddy! I will be dishing out hugs all round at SEMA!


SH and VWVortex forums were my exclusive online visual channels for cars for a while lol. Bring on the VAG XD


If I see any less gtr's I'm gonna be pissed lol. Hey congrats to both you! Opening new doors is always a good thing. Can't wait to see what happens.

Dino Dalle Carbonare

Yeah...never going to happen. I can finally actually finish and drive my car now! Much GTR adventures planned. GEEDEEAAAAHHHHH mate!


Congrats Paddy!!!!


Hey Paddy congrats always been a fan of both your photography work and editorial work.

Be forewarned this Canadian reader also likes to pester SH editors now and again for iatsh posts :)

Dino Dalle Carbonare

Keep pestering DaveT;)


Good luck in the changing role Dino and where-ever your adventure leads you, Paddy has his work cut out as Speedhunters has been the best it ever has been under your direction.

Dino Dalle Carbonare

Thanks so much Leon!!


Editor of Indubitable Steez


Your first order of business should be tracking down the owner of that abandoned Lamborghini in the parking garage.


Congrats Paddy! Have fun out there Dino!


As long as you're not leaving us all Dino, that's all that matters.

Well done Paddy. :-)


Is it Paddy or Patty??? hahahaha

get them frequent flier miles racking up again Dino