A veteran of more than 40 years in journalism and the motor industry, Ron Hammerton is one of the most experienced writers covering the Australian motoring scene today.
He cut his teeth in country newspapers in Mildura and Bendigo, and then spent 13 years with Melbourne's Herald Sun - Australia's biggest-selling daily newspaper - where he became deputy chief sub-editor.
In 1986 he was attracted into the role of motoring editor, reviewing cars and covering both the motor industry and motor racing.
In 1991, he became editor of the Automotive Business section of The Australian with John Mellor's Melbourne-based production team, before switching to the other side of the automotive industry fence in 1993 to become public relations manager for Honda Australia, rising to the rank of general manager.
From 2001, he spent eight years providing marketing writing services to GM Holden. During that time, he also indulged his passion for motor racing by accepting the media manager's role with the HSV Dealer Team as it won back-to-back V8 Supercar championships with Rick Kelly and Garth Tander in 2006-2007.
In January 2009, Ron returned to John Mellor's GoAutoMedia, this time as a sub-editor and senior writer for GoAuto.com.au and the weekly newsletter,GoAutoNews.
In 2010, he was appointed managing editor, a position he held until his semi-retirement in 2013.
Ron brings to the GoAutoMedia team a broad understanding of news management as well as a vital knowledge of the paradigms that drive the motor industry.
Latest articles by Ron Hammerton
Hyundai Australia appoints new CEO
Fresh team at the top of Hyundai in Australia as Jun Heo appointed chief executive
4×4 ute giants slug it out
Battle between 4×4 Ford Ranger and Toyota HiLux headed down to the wire – again
SUVs on track for domination
Rapid sales growth might have stalled, but SUVs still taking a bigger slice
Small luxury SUV segment in upheaval
Audi runs dry of Q3 while Volvo XC40 runs riot, shaking up compact SUV sales
Kia, Mitsubishi set sale in a storm
Just two mass-selling motor companies make light of heavy going in 2019 market
Flagship luxury SUVs gain traction
What decline? Top-end SUVs refuse to join sales slide, with volume up 47 per cent
Kia swims against passenger car tide
Passenger cars might be on the wane in Australia, but not for Kia Motors
Diesel making way for electrons
Electrified car and SUV sales up 61 per cent as diesel wanes in smaller vehicles
Kia eyes 100,000 sales in Australia
Filling model gaps and maintaining value are keys to Kia’s continued sales growth