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About the Magazine


A premium quarterly publication focused on cars, people and their stories. We have no allegiance to brand, badge or tribe. The magazines 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.

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Nathan Duff

Nathan Duff is a photographer, videographer and re-toucher working predominately in the automotive industry. Nathans work has appeared in numerous automotive magazines, including Top Gear, CAR, Wheels and MOTOR. 


When he is not out shooting or putting the magazine together, Nathan likes to pretend that he’ll actually finish the series 3 Land Rover that sits in his garage gathering dust.


See Nathans commercial work at www.nathanduffphotography.com.au or you can follow Nathan on Instagram @retromotive_magazine

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Copy Editor / Contributor

Dr John Wright

Dr John M. Wright (MA, BD, PhD) is an author, historian and motoring journalist. His PhD thesis was on the Holden in the context of world automotive history.

He is the author of numerous books including the bestselling Heart of the Lion (the commissioned 50-year history), Allen & Unwin, 1998; Special: the untold story of Australia’s Holden (based on his PhD), Allen & Unwin, 2008; My Other Wife is a Car: confessions of a car tragic, Allen & Unwin, 2009 and God or Anything (poetry, 2002).

His motoring journalism has appeared in most major Australian automotive magazines and also in newspapers including the Weekend Australian, the Sydney Morning Herald, the Age and the National Times. 

He is currently a presenter on Shannons Club TV and for several years had his own radio motoring program on 2GB in Sydney.



Bruce McMahon

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 4x4 Australia toThoroughbred & 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.



James Nicholls

Anglo-Italian James Nicholls is a broadcaster, writer and photographer living in Sydney, Australia. His stories appear in many magazines around the world including Motorsport, Octane, Auto Addict, Robb Report, The Spectator, and Magneto for which he is the Australian Editor. Writer, presenter, and executive producer of the successful TV show Car Chronicles on Discovery Turbo Channel he is currently working on another programme coming to our screens in the near future.


He is the founder of the Sydney Harbour Concours d’Elegance, and has been a member of the Jury at Chantilly Arts & Elegance, the Zoute GP, the 21 Gun Salute in Delhi, as well as the official Ferrari 70thAnniversary Concorso d’Eleganza at Maranello. He has also, amongst other engagements, been a guest speaker at the Dubai International Motor Show. 


As well as being an International Ambassador for the Bernina-Gran Turismo hill climb in Switzerland, he is also a Delegate for the Riva Historical Society, classic boats being another of his passions. 



Shaun Maluga

Shaun Maluga is an Australian born, New York City-based photographer with a penchant for automotive photography. When not shooting cars, he is happy photographing everything from the streets of NYC to portraits, weddings, events and travel. 


You can follow his work on Instagram @shaunmaluga and @fujifilmxpro2

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Isamu Sawa

Born in Japan and raised in Australia, Isamu Sawa, or Issey to his friends, is a commercial photographer and a watch collector. He enjoys connecting with other like-minded enthusiasts (read “obsessives”) sharing their passion and watch stories…

You can follow his work at Instagram @analogwrist  

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