Paul Maric
Paul Maric
Image of Paul Maric, an Australian journalist.
Born (1987-06-27)June 27, 1987
Novi Sad, Serbia
Occupation Journalist and radio presenter
Notable credit(s) 2GB - 3AW - 4BC - Channel 9 - Channel 10

Paul Maric (born 27 June 1987) is an Australian journalist and radio presenter. He writes for Australian automotive website CarAdvice.com[1] and co-hosts CarAdvice[2][3] on the Macquarie Network with Steve Price.

Early life and education

Maric was born in Novi Sad, Serbia and migrated to Australia in 1989[4]. He grew up in Geelong; in 2008 he moved to Melbourne where he worked part-time in IT and as a freelance motoring journalist.[5]

In 2011, Maric graduated from Swinburne University of Technology with a Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical Engineering) and began working full time at Downer Engineering as a Project Engineer, while also working part time as a motoring journalist.

Career

Maric began his career in automotive journalism in 2004 after starting a motoring website called TheGarage.com.au, which was an online portal for automotive news and car reviews.[6]

In 2005, Maric was appointed the part-time role of motoring editor to weekly Geelong newspaper, the Geelong News.[7]

In 2006, he met founder of CarAdvice.com, Alborz Fallah, and began contributing content to CarAdvice on a regular basis. In 2007, Maric sold TheGarage.com.au to CarAdvice.com for an undisclosed amount in return for shares in the company.[8]

Since 2007 he worked as a freelance motoring journalist for AutoExpress[9], MSN Autos[10], Driven NZ[11], MAXIM[12], Men's Fitness Magazine, The Geelong Advertiser, The Epoch Times, Style Magazines, A Current Affair and 4BC Brisbane. Since 2015, Maric has worked full time as a Senior Road Tester with CarAdvice.com[1].

In 2016, Nine Entertainment Group purchased a majority share of CarAdvice.com for $35 million[13], Maric is understood to have divested his shares as part of this purchase.

Also in 2016, Maric was selected to co-host the CarAdvice radio show on the Macquarie Network with Steve Price and Trent Nikolic. Around the same time he began a weekly motoring segment on Thursday afternoons on the Denis Walter Afternoons program on 3AW[14]. Maric also co-hosts a Saturday afternoon motoring show across the Talking Lifestyle network[15].

Maric regularly contributes as an automotive expert on The Project (Channel 10)[16], the Today Show (Channel 9), Nine News (Channel 9)[17] and Ten News (Channel 10)[18].

Highlights

  • The Tesla Model S P85D v V8 Supercar video has around 2 million views on YouTube and went viral within 24 hours of being published. The video also appeared on the front page of Reddit within its first 48 hours[19].
  • In 2016, Maric published a story about the upcoming Mercedes-Benz X-Class utility. The story revealed engine details and body details ahead of the vehicle's official reveal in 2017[20].
  • In 2015, revealed that Australian manufacturer Holden would begin using a naturally aspirated LS3 V8 engine in the Commodore range, along with axing LPG from the Commodore line up[21]
  • Earlier in 2015, Maric revealed that Ford commenced working on a Ford Ranger Raptor[22]. This story was followed up with photographs of the Raptor prototype in 2017[23]
  • In the same year, he also revealed that Ford's last Falcon models would be called the XR6 and XR8 Sprint[24].
  • In 2009, Maric published images and details about Ford's upcoming Ford Territory diesel[25].

References

  1. ^ a b "Paul Maric | CarAdvice". CarAdvice.com. Retrieved . 
  2. ^ "MRN in Gear with "CarAdvice" - Radio Today". Radio Today. 2016-06-03. Retrieved . 
  3. ^ "CarAdvice". 2gb.com. Retrieved . 
  4. ^ "Paul Maric - Motoring Journalist, Broadcaster and Automotive Expert". 2017-09-04. Retrieved . 
  5. ^ "Drivers caught out by 'illegal' Geelong speed camera - Local News - Geelong, VIC, Australia". sit.geelongadvertiser.com.au. Retrieved . 
  6. ^ "Home - thegarage.com.au - Australian automotive review & information website.". 2005-12-30. Retrieved . 
  7. ^ "Now that's what I call a car!" (PDF). www.geelongnews.com.au. 23 December 2008. Retrieved . 
  8. ^ "CarAdvice test drives online classifieds". Financial Review. 2009-11-30. Retrieved . 
  9. ^ "New Tesla Model 3 review". Auto Express. Retrieved . 
  10. ^ "Tesla Model 3 designed to travel "a million miles between services", says Musk". www.msn.com. Retrieved . 
  11. ^ "Tesla Model 3 - first quick drive". Driven. Retrieved . 
  12. ^ "Paul Maric » Work Samples". paulmaric.com. Retrieved . 
  13. ^ "$35 to $35 million: Channel Nine's big buy". news.com.au -- Australia's #1 news site. 2016-09-02. Retrieved . 
  14. ^ "2018 Ford Mustang - CarAdvice - Omny.fm". omny.fm. Retrieved . 
  15. ^ "The car for any proud Australian". talkinglifestyle.com.au. 
  16. ^ Ten, Network. "Deadly Airbags". TenPlay - Deadly Airbags. Retrieved . 
  17. ^ Nine, News. "Test drive: The next-generation Holden Commodore built in Germany". Nine Finance, Test drive: The next-generation Holden Commodore built in Germany. Retrieved . 
  18. ^ Ten, Network. "New tech". TenPlay - New tech. Retrieved . 
  19. ^ CarAdvice.com (2015-10-05), Tesla Model S v Holden V8 Supercar v Walkinshaw HSV GTS Drag Race, retrieved  
  20. ^ "2019 Mercedes-Benz X-Class/Z-Class ute details emerge | CarAdvice". CarAdvice.com. Retrieved . 
  21. ^ "2016 Holden Commodore SS Series II to get 6.2L V8 with 304kW | CarAdvice". CarAdvice.com. Retrieved . 
  22. ^ "2016 Ford Ranger Raptor and Ranger FX4 trademarks registered -- spied testing locally? | CarAdvice". CarAdvice.com. Retrieved . 
  23. ^ "2019 Ford Ranger Raptor V6: This is the ute you've been waiting for! | CarAdvice". CarAdvice.com. Retrieved . 
  24. ^ "2016 Ford Falcon XR6, XR6 Turbo and XR8 Sprint -- iconic nameplates in pipeline | CarAdvice". CarAdvice.com. Retrieved . 
  25. ^ "BUSTED! Ford Territory Diesel details | CarAdvice". CarAdvice.com. Retrieved . 

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