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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.


Joel Helmes 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 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 Hitchener 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.

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