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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:

2020 Range Rover Evoque Review

We put the new 2020 Range Rover Evoque P300 R-Dynamic HSE to the test, focusing on the subcompact luxury crossover's interior, exterior, engine, and more.

2019 Mazda CX-9 Signature Review

The CX-9 3-row utility is Mazda's largest offering. The 2nd-gen model arrived for 2016 and soldiers on in 2019. But is the top-end Signature model worth it?

2019 Jaguar XF-S Review

We review Jaguar's mid-size XF sedan with the 3.0L supercharged V6. The 2019 XF-S enters its 2nd-generation with minor tweaks since arriving in 2016.

6 Great Books for Car Lovers & Gearheads

Books about cars & motors make great gifts, both for others & ourselves. If you're shopping for a new book on motoring, here are 6 top picks from us.

2019 Genesis G70 Review

We put the 2019 Genesis G70 3.3T Sport to the test, Korea's new 365-hp German-fighter sporting AWD, sleek looks, and a competitive price point.

2018 Dodge Challenger GT AWD Review

More sports coupe and less muscle car, the 2018 Dodge Challenger GT AWD stands alone as the only model to deliver its power to all four wheels.