Mat Watson is a leading motoring journalist with 15 years experience driving, reviewing, and providing consumer buying advice on a wide range of cars. His expertise ranges from the very latest supercars to the most desirable and sought after classics. And this vast knowledge to good use together with his mechanical know how, market nouse and tenacious haggling skills enables Mat find the very best cars at the very best prices.
Mat’s love affair with cars started at a young age, and he turned it into a career when he joined Dennis Publishing in 2001. There he worked for Auto Express magazine writing about a various car-related topics including consumer issues, reviews and historic features on classic cars. In 2008 Mat moved from writing about cars to producing and presenting videos about them for leading websites autoexpress.co.uk and Carbuyer.co.uk.
As head of motoring video at Dennis Publishing he grew these two brands’ Youtube channels to a combined subscriber base of 800,000. In total, the videos Mat has presented have had more than 250 million views online. As a result he’s now seen in the industry as the Internet’s go to guy for real-life car buying advice in the UK. Recently Mat joined carwow.co.uk as editorial director to launch its new YouTube channel, and this is now growing at a rate of 1,000 subscribers a day. Mat also has a strong social media presence with more than 35,000 followers, and provides buying advice for both modern and classic cars through Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Over the years Mat’s also written as an expert on a wide range of car-related editorial pieces for national titles including The Mail on Sunday, The Telegraph and The Sun and appeared as an expert on various national television and radio shows for both the BBC and ITV. In 2013 he fronted a 10 part hour-long television show for ITV4 called I WANT THAT CAR where he helped people find and buy their dream used car. And haggle with the sellers to get the very best deal possible. Mat had just filmed a new 8 part series for Insight Channel with Attaboy TV due for TX in 2016.