Jil McIntosh is a highly accomplished automotive writer with more than 35 years of experience. She is known for her expertise in new-vehicle reviews, automotive history, and automotive news. McIntosh is currently a freelance writer for Driving.ca, a prominent automotive publication, and has been contributing to the platform since 2016.
McIntosh’s passion for cars began at a young age. In her early career, she drove a taxi in Toronto and worked in a new-vehicle dealership, where she conducted informative sessions for customers to explain the inner workings of vehicles and their features. This hands-on experience allowed her to gain a deep understanding of automotive technology, which she utilizes in her writing.
One of McIntosh’s notable achievements is her membership in the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC) since 2003. She is not only a voting member for the prestigious AJAC Canadian Car of the Year Awards but also serves as a juror on the Women’s World Car of the Year Awards panel.
McIntosh’s writing career took off when she began crafting stories for antique-car and hot-rod car club magazines. She also became a columnist for Old Autos, a newspaper dedicated to the antique-car hobby. In 1986, she joined the Toronto Star as one of its regular writers, covering automotive features and later also becoming a new-vehicle reviewer.
In addition to her work with Driving.ca, McIntosh contributes to industry-focused publications such as Automotive News Canada and Autosphere. Her work has been featured in various publications, including Cars & Parts, Street Rodder, Canadian Hot Rods, AutoTrader, and Maclean’s, among others.
Throughout her career, McIntosh has received numerous awards for her exceptional journalism. In 2016, she was recognized as the AJAC Journalist of the Year. She has also been awarded the Car Care Canada / CAA Safety Journalism Award multiple times and has received the Pirelli Photography Award, the Environmental Journalism Award, the Technical Writing Award, and the Vehicle Testing Review award.
With her immense knowledge and passion for the automotive industry, McIntosh continues to be a respected and influential figure in the field. Her dedication to educating readers about vehicle features, technology, and automotive history makes her a valuable asset to the industry.
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