Join my tribe and I’ll roast your favourite car

Buckle up, this is going to get rowdy.

I am an honest man, almost to a fault.

I was the kid who told every other kid that Santa wasn’t real. When my father asks if he looks nice in leather pants and a Supreme t-shirt I politely inform him, without hesitation, that he looks like a walking mid-life crisis desperate to keep the adolescent dream alive. And when it comes to cars, I hold no punches.

Sometimes my honesty is met with respect. Other times it lands me in murky waters.

Oh my days..

Indeed, I have quite a history of roasting people’s rides.

I once described the Noble M600 Speedster as “explicitly bipolar” and a “4-wheeled death-trap”. This, as you can imagine, upset Noble greatly and they cut off all communication with me.

Back in 2019, I said Jannarelly’s Design-1 roadster had an interior that was “about as hospitable as a trip to Chernobyl.” I was soon contacted by the company’s CEO, Anthony Jannarelly (yes, the man who designed the Lykan Supersport) and told in no uncertain terms that I had based my judgment on a pre-production model. Awkward…

I also famously declared Gordon Murray’s T.50 hypercar “underwhelming” and, consequently, found myself at the receiving end of an army of keyboard warriors.

What’s Defining Drives?

Defining Drives is motoring nirvana. It’s a golden ticket to premium automotive content delivered to your device every single week.

It’s also my dream.

Established in 2014, Defining Drives started as a small blog in my bedroom which found its way onto DRIVETRIBE in 2017. Over 7 years, we’ve grown considerably. But I have much bigger plans.

Which is where you come in.

Cut it with the sop story. How is this going to work?

Are you familiar with my ‘If [insert brand] ads were honest’ series?

Ah, yes, I’ve seen ‘em.

Well, I want to make honest ads for YOUR favourite cars. Here’s how to get involved:

1. Join the Defining Drives tribe by following the link below. Welcome aboard. To receive a roast, you MUST be a member of the tribe. Sorry, I don’t make the rules. (Actually, I do, but that’s beside the point).

2. Once you have joined the greatest community on DT, name your one favourite car in the comments section of this post and I’ll roast the living daylights out of it using an honest ad within 24 hours. No hard feelings. It’s just business.

And that’s it.

Prepare your souls. This is going to get rowdy.

Join the tribe and comment your favourite car for an honest 'not-advertisement'!

EDIT: Thank you all for the overwhelming support on this post. The Charalambous honest-ad creation factory is now closed 😂

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Comments (475)

  • Me, who doesn't have a favorite car and therefore can't be roasted:

      2 months ago
  • this is just too good

      2 months ago
  • I commend you on your idea but my favourite car is UNROASTABLE, sorry. It's the LEXUS LFA

      2 months ago
  • Aston Martin DB4 Gt Zagato. Unroastable. Yes that’s not a word, but anyway, you better watch what you say Mr Charlambous! 🤣

      2 months ago
  • Lamborghini Gallardo LP570-4 Squadra Corse

      2 months ago