Speedcafe.com is an Australian-based motorsport news website that launched on 23 October 2009.[1] The site had over 50 million page views in 2020.[2]

Speedcafe.com is a source of news and race reports for the Supercars Championship, Formula One, and other categories.

Domestic coverage includes Australian GT, SuperUtes Series, Australian Carrera Cup Championship, and TCR Australia. The site also covers international categories including MotoGP, World Rally Championship, FIA World Endurance Championship and NASCAR.

Speedcafe.com has offshoot sites with its own Classifieds and Jobstop brands.[3] The website is also a major partner of the Australian Motor Sport Hall of Fame.[4] In 2019 Speedcafe launched the performance motoring website Torquecafe.com [5]

In August 2022 it was announced founder Brett Murray had sold a majority 80% stake of the publication to a consortium made up of Karl Begg, Richard Gresham and Robert Gooley.[6]

Contributors

The Speedcafe.com team is led by Head of Editorial Mat Coch.

Senior journalist Daniel Herrero, and journalists Slade Perrins and Iwan Jones round out the Speedcafe.com editorial line-up.

Former staff members include Connor O'Brien, Tom Howard, Grant Rowley, Stefan Bartholomaeus and Gordon Lomas.

Controversy

Speedcafe.com was featured in a 2012 episode of Media Watch that investigated then-owner Brett "Crusher" Murray for the conflict of interest between parent company BAM Media and his work as a columnist for the Gold Coast Bulletin.[7]

References

  1. ^ "Speedcafe.com celebrates its fifth birthday". Speedcafe. 20 October 2014. Retrieved 16 April 2016.
  2. ^ "Speedcafe.com breaks 50 million page view barrier in 2020". Speedcafe. 2020-12-29. Retrieved 2021-01-13.
  3. ^ "V8X Supercar Magazine teams up with Speedcafe.com!". V8X Magazine. 10 April 2015. Retrieved 16 April 2016.
  4. ^ "Speedcafe.com launches new-look website". Speedcafe. 23 January 2018. Retrieved 28 January 2018.
  5. ^ "Speedcafe.com introduces performance automotive site torquecafe.com". Speedcafe. 2019-10-25. Retrieved 2020-01-31.
  6. ^ "New era for Speedcafe.com". Speedcafe. August 5, 2022.
  7. ^ "Bully in the naughty corner". Australian Broadcasting Corporation. 5 November 2012. Retrieved 23 November 2017.

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