Autonews was founded in 2014 by Andy Goundry.
The aim of the site is to provide a one-stop-shop where you can find road tests, news items and not-too-technical reviews of automotive developments, covering the world of cars, trucks and buses.
We welcome your feedback so that we can make the site even more interesting and informative to you, and look forward to hearing from you.
Recently retired, Andy has been involved in vehicle design, development & manufacture all his working career. Originally from County Durham, he started his automotive career with an apprenticeship with BMC at Longbridge, on completion moving to the British Leyland Truck & Bus headquarters operation at Leyland in Lancashire, where he had, amongst other things, a close involvement in the T45 Roadtrain truck range. Military vehicles then beckoned, in the form of Vickers Defence Systems on Tyneside, where projects included the design & development of a 4×4 armoured vehicle range, and managing the successful development of the Challenger Armoured Repair & Recovery Vehicle. This was followed by a move to Yorkshire to work closely with David Brown, developing the Multidrive powered and steered artic trailer, as well as helping design a revolutionary new configuration of telescopic materials handler which went on to be copied by every other manufacturer. A final career move saw the family move to the deep South, to join Dennis Specialist Vehicles (which later became Alexander Dennis Ltd.) as Engineering Manager responsible for the Dennis bus, coach and, sadly no longer in production, fire engine chassis, retiring in 2011 as Plant Director of the Guildford chassis business.
A lifelong petrolhead, he has owned, and restored, a number of classic cars including a Frogeye Sprite, MGB GT and Spitfire, as well as newer sports cars such as MR2’s, MX-5’s and a JCW Mini.
Since retirement, he has been writing on motoring matters particularly on emissions and alternative fuels, for a number of magazines, as well as creating and producing AutoNews.