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 Toyota GR Supra 3.0 Review

There are lots of performance offerings available at this price point, but few compare to the GR Supra when it comes to driver enjoyment.

2022 Acura MDX Platinum Elite Review

Redesigned inside and out, is Acura's mid-size SUV still the one to beat?

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.