Russell Purcell

Russell Purcell is an award-winning automotive journalist and photographer based in Vancouver, B.C. His passion for automobiles was sparked at the tender age of six, when a family friend gave the wide-eyed first grader a ride to school in a track prepared Porsche 911 RSR. He continues to fan the flames by building an impressive library of automotive related books as well as a vast collection of interesting automobilia and motoring artefacts. Russell is a member of the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada, and is active on Twitter as RoadTestRuss.

Contributions to TL:

2021 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio Review

The 505-hp, twin-turbo Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio is one capable machine. We review the top-trim SUV's interior, performance & handling.

2021 Jeep Gladiator Review: Rubicon vs Mojave

The Gladiator Mojave is a premium model like the Rubicon, but instead of being a superstar on the rocks, the Mojave is designed to excel in the desert.

Review: Toyo Open Country H/T II All-Season Light Truck Tires

A full review of the Toyo Open Country HT II all-season tire. So, how did these all-season truck tires perform after 3,100 miles / 5,000 kms?

2020 Mercedes-Benz GLS 450 4Matic Review

Review: Mercedes-Benz knew its largest offering, the GLS-class, needed a complete redesign for 2020. Here's a close look at the GLS450 4Matic.

2020 Porsche 911 Carrera S Cabriolet Review

Porsche has just released the eighth generation of its venerable 911. We put the 443-horsepower 2020 Porsche Carrera S Cabriolet to the test - in winter.

2020 Jaguar F-Type Checkered Flag Edition Review

Jaguar adds the new Checkered Flag Limited Edition model to the 2020 F-TYPE model line-up, celebrating 70 years of the brand’s rich sports car heritage.