Smith, Jonny

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Smith, Jonny Gender: M
Jonathan Charles Smith
born on 24 February 1979 at 22:00 (= 10:00 PM )
Place Taunton, England, 51n01, 3w06
Timezone GMT h0e (is standard time)
Data source
From memory
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 05°42' s_mo.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif 10°31 Asc.s_libcol.18.gif 22°00'


British award-winning motoring journalist and television presenter, currently one of the presenters on motoring programme Fifth Gear. He first worked for a custom and vintage VW magazine, becoming the editor after three years. He went on to work for magazine publisher EMAP, where he wrote features for magazines such as Max Power, Car magazine, Revs and Classic Cars. Smith appeared on Sky One's Movies' Greatest Cars in 2005, where he was noticed by North One Television (producers of Fifth Gear) and subsequently asked to attend a screentest. Smith hosted his own engineering-based documentary television series, Industrial Junkie. In March 2014, he began filming a new BBC America series with Tom Ford, Mud, Sweat & Gears: this was broadcast on BBC America during February and March 2015.

Outside of television Jonny Smith remains a motoring journalist and enjoys classic and custom cars as a hobby. Having owned over 120 cars, he is currently building a classic electric powered hot rod called 'Jonny's Flux Capacitor'. His other cars include a ratty '68 Dodge Charger, a V6 powered Austin Allegro, a 1964 Chevrolet Impala SS, Honda Insight hybrid and a 1967 VW Beetle (owned since he was 16).

Jonny currently lives in Stamford, Lincolnshire with his family. He has kept tropical aquarium fish since he was 8 years old. His brother restores pre-WWII Bentleys for a living.

Link to Wikipedia biography

Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes him on Twitter: "On this day at 10pm in 1979 I was born in Musgrove hospital, Taunton. Mum and Dad brought me home in their 2yr old Avenger 1600 Super" (posted 24 Feb 2013) [1], "Weirdly, at 10am this morning Jason Plato's wife gave birth to their second daughter. I was born @ 10pm" (posted on his birthday, 24 Feb 2010) [2], "I, Jonathan Charles Smith, couldn't agree more" [3]. Other details from England and Wales Birth Registration Index.


  • Lifestyle : Social Life : Collector (Classic and custom cars)
  • Lifestyle : Social Life : Hobbies, games (Tropical aquarium fish)
  • Vocation : Entertainment : TV host/ Personality ("Fifth Gear," 2006–2015)
  • Vocation : Writers : Columnist/ journalist (Motoring)
  • Vocation : Writers : Magazine/ newsletter (Car mags)