A premium quarterly publication focused on cars, people and their stories. We have no allegiance to brand, badge or tribe. The magazine’s clean, uncluttered layout strips everything back to reveal an intimate journey through beautiful imagery and engaging stories. If you appreciate beautiful design, emotive imagery and have a genuine thirst to explore insightful stories, then Retromotive has something for you.
MEET THE RETROMOTIVE TEAM
Bruce McMahon grew up on a Queensland farm with a love of cars and words. Since university days, riding around in a 1949 Riley Roadster, he’s worked on newspapers in Brisbane, and Stratford-on-Avon, in various roles from general reporting to newsroom management to feature writing and stints as a motoring writer before going freelance in 2011.
Across his career, Bruce has been published in magazines from Outback to Wheels, from Qweekend to 4×4 Australia to Thoroughbred & classic cars on a range of general, travel and motoring subjects.
He’s driven both the Nurburgring and Tanami Tracks, tested Ferraris and John Deere tractors, ridden with the likes of Dick Johnson and Carlos Sainz, and owned a variety of machines from Porsche 911s to Range Rovers and Mazda utes.
Damien Reid is a specialist automotive journalist, broadcaster and consultant, based in Dubai with 35 years experience writing and talking about cars.
Australian-born, Damien began his career as a motoring journalist for News Ltd’s newspapers in Sydney in 1988 for The Daily Telegraph and The Australian before moving to Dubai in 2005 to accept the role of Group Managing Editor for Haymarket Publishing’s Autocar and F1 Racing magazines in the Middle East.
He covers all aspects of the industry for print, radio, TV and online across the Middle East, Europe, Asia, South Africa, the South Pacific and the United States.
From Dubai, Damien provided the automotive content for Edgar, Altitudes Private Aviation and Yachts Emirates and contributes to broadsheet, The National newspaper out of Abu Dhabi in the UAE. He has also been the motoring columnist for Gulf News, Esquire, Vogue, Gulf Business, Arabian Business, News Corp newspapers (Australia), Car Expert (Australia) Ocean (Australia) and Business Day (South Africa).
He is the voice of Formula 1 across the MENA region (Middle East North Africa) as the lead TV Commentator for 23 countries to a combined audience of 35 million people for SSC TV and MBC Action and hosts a weekly talkback radio program “Motor Mania” on the UAE’s biggest radio station, Dubai Eye 103.8FM.
Away from this he loves classic cars, having done several Mille Miglias in Italy and the UAE and has restored both his 1969 Alfa Romeo 1750GTV and a 1967 Lancia Fulvia Coupe in Sydney Australia, with another project currently on the go, that being his brother’s twin 1969 Alfa Romeo 1750GTV in Brisbane, Australia.
George’s journey into the world of automotive began at a young age when he was first introduced to a 2-stroke kart back in the 90s. From then on, there was no turning back as his passion for all things automotive began to grow. Though it was only a hobby at first, his deep love for cars stayed with him throughout his formative years.
He would pursue a degree in tech and IT at university in London in 2016, but it soon became apparent that this was not the path for him. After graduation, in 2020 during the pandemic, he captured his first article for an automotive magazine and the rest, as they say, is history.
In the following years, George began to shoot commercially for high-end car brands all over the world, while also publishing dozens of articles.
As a writer, photographer and director has a deep passion to drive and better understand the machines he captures on film.
He has driven some of the most spectacular examples in the automotive world, including an Aston Martin DB4, Porsche 356 B Carrera 2, and Colin McRae's 1997 Subaru Impreza WRC, et al.
While he has driven almost every current generation car under the sun, there is still much more for him to experience and he remains on the hunt for the next big thrill.
Klaus A. Schnitzer is an Emeritus Professor at Montclair State University in Montclair, NJ where he taught photography in the department of Art & Design from 1971 until his retirement in 2021.
His exhibition career consists of over 180 regional, national, and international shows. As a visiting artist he has lectured and taught at, among others, Haifa University (Israel), Tyler School of Art and the Chicago Art Institute. Consulting work include MIT (CC++ Consortium/Media Lab), Polaroid Corporation and the National Park Service.
He has received 16 grants from MSU, 4 from the Polaroid Foundation, 4 from the NJ Council on the Arts and a National Endowment for the Arts grant.
Klaus Schnitzer’s work can be found in numerous private collections as well as in the Museum of Modern Art, the Lower East Side Tenement Museum, Ellis Island Immigration Museum, Polaroid International Collection and BMW NA.
Commercial clients include AMOCO, Bell Communications, Bentley Publishers, BMW, Design News, Ilford Inc., KPMG Peat Marwick, Maersk Data AS, Montclair Art Museum, Newark Museum, Skip Barber Racing School.
A genuine interest in cars fostered Klaus Schnitzer’s other career as automotive photographer and writer. Assignments often take him to Europe and have resulted in books, feature articles and more than 110 cover photographs for national and international publications. His name has appeared on the mastheads of Bimmer, Sports Car International and Roundel magazines. He has contributed to Automobile Magazine, Car & Driver, Excellence, Forza, Bimmer Life, BMW Magazine and Vintage Motorsports.
He has written over 200 automotive articles with a concentration on BMW.
His latest book project was the photography for ‘The Power of M’, celebrating 50 years of BMW M (2022).
Johann is an historian at heart and at one point seriously considered becoming an archaeologist.
However, he followed his penchant for travel in a more formal corporate environment for 12 years.
Presently, Johann’s vocation is determined by my various interests.
Automobiles are a great passion, and while having a particularly liking to all things BMW, he is a hardened devotee of classics from many other marques.
In 2012 he wrote his first published feature which started him on a journey in the automotive world that his fired his passion like no other career through his life.
His time is consumed by writing about classic and collectable cars for several publications. The other half is spent creating limited edition prints, bespoke motor books, capturing automotive icons and custom posters.
Malia is an automotive writer with a penchant for all things automotive.
Though she finds herself drawn to a menagerie of interests both far and wide, the draw to the motoring world has never faltered. Whether it be attending motorcycle racing events or maintaining her 250,000-mile BMW E46 ZHP, you’re guaranteed to find her next to something with an engine.
A full-time mechanical engineer with a background in chemistry and physics, Malia aims to bridge the gap between technical topics and historical ones through storytelling. While she doesn’t write all the time, she enjoys connecting with fellow enthusiasts and readers with every word when she does. Fueled by learning, she embraces any opportunity to learn more about different cultures, languages, and countries through car culture abroad.
She has written for the BMW CCA, Bimmer Life magazine, Fittipaldi Wheels, Centerline Wheels, Gear Off Road, and other brand-based publications prior to joining the Retromotive team.
When she’s not obsessing over obscure forms of motorsports, researching quirky cars she can’t afford, or attending automotive events, you can find her enjoying the original form of horsepower at her local stables. Whether it has four hooves or it’s on four tires, she remains faithful to her passion for horsepower.