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Michael Atkinson

Michael Atkinson is a freelance writer and speaker. He writes across a diverse range of topics including the luxury industry, fatherhood, politics, whisky & golf.

There’s a problem with the Bentley Continental GT Convertible. In Scotland. Scottish weather, even in the height of summer, rarely provides convertible moments. That means that you drive the vast majority...

‘There’s the view of New York from the Triborough Bridge, there’s the Sydney Opera House and there’s Concorde; arguably the 3 most beautiful manmade sights in the world.’ The words of Sir David...

Google ‘Gleneagles’ and the resort’s advert descriptor defines it as ‘a world class resort offering the ultimate in luxury.’ Quite a claim, but perhaps not so immodest for...

What connects 4 miles, 374 yards or 6.8km to 16 minutes and 19 seconds? Answer – The Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race. That’s the fastest time in which the famous Putney to Mortlake rowing race between...

Words by Michael Atkinson ‘Mr Bentley . . . He builds fast trucks’. The words of Ettore Bugatti, the Italian born automobile designer, manufacturer and founder of the car marque that would bear his...

After a decade of extraordinary growth, Michael Atkinson explores the recent downturn in classic car values. The Coutts Passion Index tracks the changing values of ‘passion’ assets – assets that...