With a vast knowledge of motoring history, motor sport and contemporary cars, Brian Laban has been writing about cars for 25 years. 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. His most recent book was The Mini (Harper Collins, 1999). He contributes regularly to The Daily Telegraph and Sunday Business newspapers, and to Auto Express and many other magazines. In 1991 he won the Guild Of Motoring Writers' Pierre Dreyfus award for the most outstanding journalistic effort of the year.