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Richard Roch

He always loved cars, auto racing, speed, power. In fact, it's a passion that's been growing since he was a young kid. At 22, with his Dodge Dart Swinger, he took part in many drag races on some of the most renowned tracks in Quebec. However, he waited until his retirement to become an auto journalist. Richard went to school at Sainte-Marie College. This is where he discovered a talent and an appetite for writing. In 1968, he began working for Hydro-Québec in the communications department. He went from writer to writer-programmer, communications consultant and team supervisor for creation and production. He stayed there for 29 years before retiring in 1997. But at 48, isn't it a bit young to stop working? Probably. That's why Richard became chief writer for the Bilan de l'Ordre des comptables agréés du Québec, a job he kept for a limited period of seven months. In 1998, he was invited to join a small company based in Anjou as the director of communications. After that, Richard made the decision to fly solo and to become a self-employed worker. It was then that the car enthusiast in him re-emerged. He began working with Publications Rousseau and Groupe Auto Journal, until he finally decided, in 2006, to join Auto123.com.

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