Jacqui Madelin is an award winning motoring journalist who began her career writing about motorcycle travel for fun. Offered a job as assistant, then associate editor of a motorcycle magazine, she became a full-time journalist, eventually moving to a car magazine and then going freelance in 2002.
She was the motoring editor for Herald on Sunday and writes for newspapers, magazines and websites including Mellor GoAuto, Classic Car, RV Motorhome and Lifestyle, Natural Parent magazine and several regional papers. Past outlets have included the Sunday Star Times, NZ Autocar, Top Gear magazine, NZV8, and the now defunct Auto Trader, NZ Business Times and Driver.
The former president of the New Zealand Motoring Writers’ Guild has also been a judge for the AA Motoring Excellence Awards, the NZ Bike of the Century, the Ellerslie Concours d’Elegance, and the NZ Motorcycle of the Year and is a long-time board member of the AA Driver Education Foundation. She is also a regular participant at the competitive end of economy drive rallies, and fits the occasional public speaking engagement between motoring commitments.