Motor racing has always had the capacity to create memorable stories and images. From the earliest days, car manufacturers used motor sport as a proving ground for their machines, but the sport earned an image far beyond that of mere engineering laboratory. As motor sport developed from the inter-city road races to closed road circuits and eventually to purpose-built track, it became one of the most sensational sports in the world.
Brian Laban has been writing about cars for 25 years. A former press officer for the British Automobile Racing Club, he has contributed to all the most notable British car magazines, written for car manufacturers and their customer magazines and published some 30 books on mot aspects of the motor industry. He contributes regularly to The Daily Telegraph and Sunday Business newspapers, and to Auto Express and many other magazines.