James mills motoring journalist

James Mills

Director, Opposite Lock Media

Location icon United Kingdom

James Mills is an experienced editor, creative project leader and writer, working across digital and print, with an excellent black book of contacts.

I work for national media, content marketing agencies and advertising agencies.
From start to finish I produce acclaimed stories, copywriting, videos, websites, e-zines, blogs, social media campaigns, competitions and more. I have been an editor at Dennis Publishing (Auto Express and Test Drive) and BBC Worldwide (Top Gear), a long-standing contributor to The Sunday Times and its Driving section; created V-ZINE magazine for Shell's global V-Power fuel brand; run my own branded content agency (Direct Line, Green Flag, Mazda UK, CarFinance247 and more) and achieved much more besides. And I'm always looking for exciting new projects.

You can contact James at [email protected], or on 07812110910

Portfolio
Honda.co.uk
2019
Teasing Honda's new electric car

Challenged to get drivers excited about Honda's new electric car before the final production model is revealed, this copywriting task plugged them into the vibe of the volt age.

Motor Sport
2019
Racing Lives: Jacky and Vanina Ickx

A regular column for Motor Sport, that gets beneath the dynamic of two generations of racing driver from the same family.

The Sunday Times Driving
2017
First Drive review: Bugatti Chiron

There is a moment driving the new Bugatti Chiron when you appreciate precisely what it is that the world's wealthiest individuals are paying for.

V-ZINE (Shell)
2009
Audi R10 TDI drive

Exclusive test drive of the Le Mans-winning Audi R10 TDI

Honda Engine Room
2018
Stranger Things: Britain's Custom Bikes

It's long been said that motorcycle riders are rebels at heart. But a new generation of bike builders are creating custom rides that let owners flaunt it like never before.

V-ZINE (Shell)
2010
Peter Dumbreck interview

A first-person interview piece with Peter Dumbreck about surviving his famous somersault-crash at Le Mans

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