motoring middle east

The Team

The Boss: Shahzad Sheikh

He has been a journalist for over 20 years, and for 15 of them he has been writing about cars. Having driven everything from the Bentley Blower to a Renault F1 car, between 2006 and 2011 he also established and ran the Middle East Edition of CAR Magazine. No longer producing that magazine, Shahzad insists that: ‘the ride isn’t over, in fact it’s only just begun!’



The Crank: Imthishan Giado

Quite possibly the oldest young man in the Gulf, Imthishan’s a true product of the local motoring scene, having spent most of the last three decades meticulously (some would say pedantically) cataloging and observing the growth of petrolhead fever. A serial car buyer, car gazer and classic car hunter, he brings just the right amount of (medically-approved) neurosis to the team, as well as a wit dryer than the sump of a Metzger-engined 911.


Noel Ebdon

The Racer: Noel Ebdon

He’s the ‘go to’ for anything the rest of the team won’t do, from riding electric unicycles to wing walking on top of a 1930s biplane. As well as being a journalist, he’s also the resident racer on both two wheels and four, having previously competed in karting, autocross, motocross, enduro and road rallying across the world. He’ll shortly add the UAE Touring Car Series to that list, with much more to come with a bit of luck.