Maybe he could write for the Herald

I think this guy is absolutely qualified to work at the NZ Herald….look at what the judge said about him:

The Grimsby Telegraph reported that the judge described the journalist as “a most unreliable witness whose evidence was creative, inconsistent, self-motivated and incredible”.

The judge was handing down his decision in a case where the journalist blew up an engine of a race car and refused to cover the costs: 

To some, it is a dream job, but sometimes the reality can be a nightmare, as exemplified by the situation in which British classic racer and journalist Mark Hales finds himself.

Hales, a respected writer, is looking at a NZ$206,000 bill and bankruptcy after a judge ruled he blew up an engine in a rare Porsche 917 he was evaluating for a magazine in 2011.

The car is owned by veteran F1 and sportscar racer David Piper and the ruling has set a legal precedent and could lead to more claims for the cost of repairs from people using, testing or racing someone else’s vehicles.

Website Evo.co.uk said Hales had claimed the damaged was caused by a mechanical failure that allowed the car to jump out of gear and over-rev. The engine had to be rebuilt in Germany at a cost of NZ$68,500 which Hales has been ordered to pay on top of a six-figure legal bill after a bitter legal battle.

Piper had countered that Hales did not engage the gear correctly and Judge Simon Brown ruled that way.

The judge said the evidence “overwhelmingly” pointed to the engine damage being caused by over-revving following Mr Hales’ failure to properly engage gears.

 


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