Behind the Wheel – Car Reviews, News, Advice, Classifieds and Podcasts.

Launched in 2007, Behind the Wheel is a multi-platform automotive media outlet delivering practical information (car reviews, product reviews, car news, vehicle sales and truck news) specifically tailored to real Australian consumers.

With the non-enthusiast in mind, Behind the Wheel’s singular goal is to lead the way forward in equipping the annual one million plus Australian car buyers with the essential tools to make an educated, well-informed automotive purchase.

By nurturing a progressive and forward-thinking culture through our highly respected thought leaders, who are actively reinventing the future of our industry, we work to inform, inspire and innovate.

Alongside our inventive content delivery we consistently provide new, exciting and results driven marketing opportunities to the automotive sector.

We pride ourselves on delivering the most useful, relevant and interesting car reviews and car news, as well as truck news, car advice and car podcast.

Syndicated Radio Content

We produce and distribute daily automotive radio segments and a weekly automotive program to radio stations across Australia, including all the major capital cities. (as per below).

behind the wheel radio coverage mapOur content is available to commercial radio stations, community radio stations, narrowcast radio stations and networks.

For more information on our free syndicated radio content – contact us.

The Behind the Wheel team

Joel_HelmesJoel Helmes

Joel is the founder and CEO of Behind the Wheel. Joel has a background as a radio broadcaster with on-air roles at 4BC, 4KQ, 2KY, 2LT and 2UE among others, as well as a news editor and program director.

Joel’s relationship with cars stems back to his early childhood learning to change oil and brakes with his father and uncle.  This continued on into his driving years owning an assorted collection of cars.


Chris Miller

Chris is a writer and co-host of the Behind the Wheel podcast. He is a radio broadcaster by trade and is an evening presenter on Magic 1278 in Melbourne with previous roles at several stations. He also does daily reports for the Australian Traffic Network.

A self declared car tragic and for as long as he can remember Chris has been obsessed with them. The inner child in him still gets excited when he spots something exotic on the road.

Peter_HitchenerPeter Hitchener

Peter is the co-host of the Behind the Wheel Radio Program, Daily Segments and Podcast.

The much-loved anchor of Nine News in Melbourne learned to drive on the farm as a kid, and was always drawn in by the look and design of cars.

A passionate enthusiast, he loves anything with four wheels and has owned and driven countless vehicles in his lifetime.

Simon_LaiSimon Lai

Simon is one of our road test team and also heads our video production department.

Much to his chagrin he is the go-to man for our product reviews as well and is known affectionately (we think) as the ‘International Man of Mystery’.

Simon doesn’t profess to be a car nut but enjoys driving and has a penchant for hot hatches. He helps to provide the everyday-man perspective.

Kate_RichardsKate Richards

Kate has always had an interest in writing and cars and now as a key member of the Behind the Wheel website team she gets to spend her days consumed by both.

Aside from being a contributor and an editor at Behind the Wheel, Kate enjoys driving her Lancer EVO and walking her beloved dog, Max!

Rachel_FrancoRachel Franco

Rachel loves to drive and review cars and is also a regular on Behind the Wheel Radio/Podcast providing advice to car owners/buyers. She has a varied background in the corporate sector, graphic design and photography.

Growing up with an interest in cars from an early age thanks to her car-dealer uncle, Rachel has a deep appreciation of not only how a car drives and its design aesthetic, but also how it makes you feel.

Garry_FabianGarry Fabian

Garry is a contributor to Behind the Wheel. He has been a freelance journalist for over 25 years across a wide range of subjects, including technical and health areas.

He has written weekly car reviews and automotive articles and historic features for a number of newspapers and magazines.

Company Details

Behind the Wheel Holdings Pty. Ltd.

ABN: 18 162 107 128

Mailing Address – PO Box 175, Oatley 2223

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