Editorial: We Go Again

It’s my hope that this first editorial of 2019 will help to set the tone for the year to come.

With Christmas completed and the New Year already rung in, it’s also my hope that all of you, both readers and contributors alike, will have taken the time to rest, reflect and prepare for the year ahead.

It’s a weird world we live in where working yourself to death is considered a strange badge of honour. From experience, I can tell you that nothing is more important than stopping every now and then to take stock of things, before pushing ahead once more.


That’s where I feel Speedhunters is right now, too. We’ve built a lot of momentum over the last year and we’ve just enjoyed a brief period of reflection over the last couple of weeks with our Year in Review stories, but now we’re ready to go again.

I doubt there are many other outlets that speak about themselves in this manner, and that’s not something we’re ashamed of. Speedhunters is a living, breathing organisation which exists all around the world in every reader, writer, photographer and social media follower.

We’re very proud of what we do and how we do it. There’s no regurgitation of press releases around these parts, and where possible, we will always get a Speedhunter on the ground to ensure we’re seeing things from the best perspective.


It’s only by being on the ground, that we have been able to unlock doors into places which were otherwise off limits. It’s become a bit of a speciality of ours in recent years, and one which I hope we can continue to make a habit of in years to come.


Of course, it’s in the ordinary world that we often find the most extraordinary of things. The work of a Speedhunter is never done, and nor should it ever be.

While most of the motoring world is in relative hibernation, the Japanese scene is still in full swing with cooler track temperatures tempting Time Attack competitors out for a strong start to the year. There’s Tokyo Auto Salon approaching, too, and you can be guaranteed that Dino & Ron will have you covered before anyone else will.

Autosport International in the UK, which is slowly turning its head towards the aftermarket and performance road-car market, will also kick off next week. There will be meets, events, features and plenty others to keep you entertained, not to mention your regular scheduled programming of a variety of originally sourced car culture that won’t be found elsewhere, and even some Christmas leftovers to fill the gaps. Just in case, of course.

With that, Speedhunters 11th year starts right now. Something tells me that this is going to be the big one…

Paddy McGrath
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Happy new year to everyone on this site, and to whoever reads the articles here. May everyone have a smooth year ahead, and may more quality articles come out of your brilliant minds.


So pumped to see what surprises are in store for us from this comunity in 2019. I am sure that there will be many challenges ahead for each contributor. Meeting deadlines, constant travel, and time away from friends and family. I personally want to thank you guys for doing what you do on a daily basis. Your stories don’t just inspire me in the automotive realm but other aspects of my life as well.

All the best in 2019.

Matthew Everingham

Thank you for reading, and the kind words, of course!


Is 2019 the year your camera meets my car paddy ? ;)

Best wishes to all!


Happy New Year everyone :) very much looking forward to all the Speedhunting goodness the team will bring this year!


Happy New Years all you Speedhunting weirdos!
Happy New Years also to all you boneheaded car loving readers!

Best wishes to everyone for another year of challenges and growth, not just for our four wheeled (or two wheeled) friends, but also ourselves. Peace!


Looking forward to it! Speedhunters ligthens up every car enthousiast his day! Wonderfull content!

However is it possible to do more stories about the normal car enthousiast his garage? Something like a speedhunter found in every country. Not only Japan, Aus, USA. Is it also possible to write more about European car projects in Europe? Or more stories about European car specialists in Europe. Visit a exhaust manufacturer in Japan but find also something like it in Europe. I think there is alot of hidden treasure not yet documented.


A Speedhunter's job is never done ;)

Matthew Everingham

There's always more treasure out there waiting to be discovered. That's the best part of places like this, we're always on the hunt.


I need the address of the garage with the Porsche/Audi race cars! Town/country/street! Can you say "Gone In 60 Seconds?!". OMG. Where is that?! Gotta know!(laughing)


hopefully some simple fun to drive car feature, like eg6.


SpeedHunters is the best car website I have ever seen! Best wishes!


Here's to another year of opening Speedhunters first thing every morning.
Cant wait to see what it brings.


Thank you for your hard work and dedication to the speed hunting
Happy New Year to all the Speedhunters staff!!!

Greetings from El Salvador, Central America


great editorial! I'm looking forward to 2019!!! thank you for this great website, everything I learned about car culture was here, I am eternally grateful... cheers from Brazil!!!!!