Dep-O Magazine

What’s It All About?

Dep-O is a celebration of cars – be they vintage, classic, retro, plain elderly or just interesting. The site takes its name from a giant collective shed, which is home to all manner of old motor cars.

Dep-O is unashamedly youthful and irreverent in its approach to the car scene, which was first launched on 10.9.’08. The site covers everything from renowned classic motorsport events, such as the Silverstone Classic, to professionally re-engineered high-performance classics from specialists such as Alfaholics, the best of the modern car industry, and retro cars which have been built by proud owners.

Dep-O’s team of journalists, with over 25 years of experience between them, publishes daily; everything from show reports, to technical features, road tests, news items, readers’ cars and book reviews. All content is free to access.

Cars can be to original specification or widely modified, it doesn’t matter, because we just want to share your passion.


Editorial Contact Details

Editor: Simon Charlesworth
Previous: 1997 Western Media Publishing (freelance); 1998-2000 A&S Publishing (production sub editor, 1999 deputy editor Fast Ford); 2000-2003 Haymarket Publishing (deputy editor Jaguar Racing/Jaguar Magazine, 2002 deputy editor/editor Autosport Special Projects/Haymarket Corporate Media); 2003 freelance contributing journalist to: BBC Scotland, numerous CRM titles (from Alfa Romeo to Tesco via Goodwood Road Racing Co) plus news-stand titles, including: Retro Cars (part of launch team), Fast Ford, Mini Magazine, Classic Ford, Performance Tuner, Autocar, Classic Cars, Classic & Sports Car. Guild of Motoring Writers member. Dep-O co-founder.

Telephone: +44 (0)117 3777688.

Former co-editor (2008-2016): Gerard Hughes
Previous: 1996-2003 A&S Publishing (Sub editor, Fast Ford, 1997 Editor Mini Magazine, 2000 Launch Editor Total Vauxhall, 2001 Group Editor with responsibility for Mini Magazine, Classic Ford, Fast Ford, Retro Cars, Total Vauxhall, Total Car Audio, GoMini); 2003 on freelance contributor to Mini Magazine, Classic Ford, Classics Monthly, Retro Cars, Fast Ford, Performance Tuner, Total BMW, Golf+, Classic Car WeeklyDep-O co-founder.