RIP Geoff Paradise - 1957-2015

IT is with sadness that we announce the passing of former legendary motoring journalist, magazine editor and PR guru Geoff Paradise, who has passed away today from injuries suffered in a major collision between his car and a bus near his Matcham home (on the NSW Central Coast) on February 11.

Geoff was the founding father of Street Machine, it’s very first editor, and the man responsible for taking the failing magazine once known as Van Wheels on to being one of Australia’s top selling muscle car magazines.

He went on to create and edit such legendary publications as Fast Fours (& Rotaries), Super Ford, and Performance Street Car, and has legend status in the hot rod and drag racing industry.

The veteran commercial vehicle journalist most recently joined Daimler Truck and Bus last October, to take up the role of senior manager of public relations.

He died peacefully surrounded by his family, including wife Jacqui and children Nick, Amy and Maddy. He was 57-years-old.

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A journalist with more than 21 years experience, Mark Holgate has worked with a number of suburban and metropolitan newspapers, as well as stints with motoring specific publications like Which Car? Motorsport News, Auto Action and Street Machine. When not steering the Exhaust Notes Australia ship, he is the Motoring Editor for Breeze Magazine and Air Force Advocate, and a contributor to CoalFace.


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