IMG_9974Thanks for visiting. While I am neither a professional mechanic nor a motoring journalist (in fact, my job has nothing to do with cars whatsoever), my interests in things automotive are substantial enough that I wanted a place to do some writing on the subject. This site serves that purpose, and the title reflects its hobbyist side: I am a recreational motorist.

The internet has been a great way to indulge my automotive interests in recent years. In early 2015, I was hiring cars frequently and, just for fun, started this site as a place to review them. Since then, I’ve bought some cars and turned this site into a place to post an assortment of things automotive, sort of like an online automotive commonplace book. You can expect updates on my own cars, including more technical posts as I carry out maintenance on them, links to things of interest from across the automotive world, and perhaps the occasional opinion piece.

I’m also on Twitter @jakebeldercars.