Driver Andrew “ACP” Comrie-Picard pursues his passion for cars fulltime as a top rally car driver, auto journalist and television host.
Growing up in rural Edmonton, Alberta, ACP began racing BMX bikes at age 8 and, by age 10, he was experimenting with the family’s trucks. Rally driving came naturally; he is now among the top drivers in North America, and a podium contender at any race he enters.
ACP began rally car driving in European competitions while he was a student at Oxford University in the UK and continued in Canada when he returned home after graduation. His first rally car was an ex-factory Lada, but he soon moved on to Mitsubishi rally cars and now he won’t race in anything else.
Early in his career, he snagged both the Novice and Open class championships in the same year. Nobody else has done that before or since. In 2006, his team was one of only 12 from around the world invited to the first X Games Rally in Los Angeles. He has returned to the contest every year since.
In 2009, he will return for a fourth time to the X Games, and is striving for gold – and the “triple crown” of rally car racing: the Canadian, U.S. and North American rally championship titles.
Jen Horsey is a writer, TV host, rally co-driver and driver who sits with ACP at special events on the North American rally calendar, including X Games. She has campaigned her own car as a driver in the Canadian Rally Championship.
Q & A
What are Risks?
Life is about calculated risk. A life without any risk is a life that isn't being lived.
Travel Can Be?
What you make it: Exciting, exhausting, inspiring or dreary.
NOS Energy Drink; NOS-Pain (Equal parts NOS Energy Drink & podium champagne- Victory is sweet!)
Items you can't live without?
Evo, Blackberry, Toughbook (to program my car)
Words to live by?