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Andrew Comrie-Picard (born April 28, 1971) is an X Games athlete[1], professional race car driver, stunt driver, automotive journalist, and TV personality[2]. He left a career as a New York City entertainment lawyer to pursue his passion for racing. He has won events in Europe and North America, including the 2006 Sno-Drift Rally in Michigan[3], the 2007 Rallye Perce-Neige in Quebec[4], and the 2009 Rally Colorado. In 2008 he won outright the Modern division of the Targa Newfoundland road race in the competition debut of the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X. He won the 2009 North American Rally Championship overall in the same car.

Comrie-Picard competed in the inaugural rally car event at X Games 12 in 2006, and competed again at X Games 13 in 2007, X Games 14 in 2008, and X Games 15 in 2009, making him one of four drivers (with Tanner Foust, Travis Pastrana, and Ken Block) to compete at every X Games where Rally Car Racing has been featured.

He also races off-road trucks[5] and competes in drifting.

Unusual for an automotive expert, he has five university degrees, including a B.A. from The University of Trinity College (University of Toronto), an M.A. from Trinity College, Oxford, and MBA and LL.B. (law) degrees from McGill University. He was a competitive rower at both Oxford and McGill.

In 1992 Comrie-Picard was appointed the Scribe, or head, of the notorious Episkopon society at Trinity College, Toronto. Comrie-Picard famously took the society underground by "disassociating" with the College in 1992, when the administration demanded that Episkopon develop a constitution, and Comrie-Picard refused. He told the Globe and Mail newspaper, "It's humour."[6]

He is a wine expert who worked in Bordeaux, France, ran the wine societies at the University of Toronto and Oxford University, and competed on the Oxford University Blind Winetasting team.

His acting and television hosting centres on automobiles: he has co-hosted the Canadian Rally Championship on the CHUM and A-Channel networks, Targa Newfoundland on SpeedTV and Rogers Cable, hosted the reality show "War of the Wheels" on Global Television, and was an "extreme auto" correspondent for The New Drivers' Seat TV on CHUM and A-Channel. He is currently filming a new auto show for the Discovery Channel. He lives in Toronto and Los Angeles.

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  6. ^ Mitchell, Alanna, "The tumult over Episkopon Is the student society at venerable Trinity College guilty of offensive human-rights abuses? Or is this another sanctimonious outcry from the prissy ranks of the politically correct?" Globe and Mail, September 05, 1992, p. D5.


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