I’m Ben Harrington and I’m a Car Lover, Freelance Motoring Journalist, Family Man and Firefighter (I’ll let you decide the order!) I started
Driving Torque in 2010 to share my love of all things motoring with the wider world.
Somewhere there must be a Harrington family crest and on it there will undoubtedly be a rather cryptic family motto, probably written in Latin. If there isn’t a motto and I was tasked with adding one, it would be likely to read something like ‘Life is nothing without passion’. Driving Torque is my way of combining two of the greatest loves in my life – cars and writing, both of which have captured my imagination since I was old enough to remember.
My car CV could be described as somewhat chequered; I’ve owned 25+ at last count, some great, some average and a few absolutely dreadful. I believe that the character of a car far outweighs its financial value and I like to think that I treat any new model as a blank canvas without preconceptions or prejudice.
Away from Cars…
Away from cars, I’m a very proud husband to my wife Jacqueline and we both dote on our greatest achievement; our two daughters – Isabella and Amelia who amaze and amuse us every single day.
I’m also very proud to be a whole-time firefighter for Greater Manchester Fire Service, having joined in 2002. I think that my occupation again reflects my outlook on life and my stubborn refusal to live it half-heartedly.
My other hobbies include cycling and snowboarding, I’m also particularly interested in music and films. In the end though, it always comes down to cars – a subject I never tire of.
Thanks for looking at Driving Torque, I hope it educates and amuses in equal measure.