As a small boy my love of cars and motor sport meant I went to every race meeting my late Father could afford to take me to. The books written by Prince Chula Chakrabongse made fascinating reading for a small boy and they covered his recollections of the career of his cousin, Prince Birabongse—alias B. Bira—when there really were not that many books on motor racing. Over the years, others came along, including George Monkhouse and Sammy Davies.
My father and I were still regularly going to race meetings and I had started commentating. Tom Leake, at that time Motoring Editor of the Express and Star Group, encouraged me to become interested and involved with writing about cars and motorsport. My experience let me move forward into scripts for motor racing films, and I am still as fascinated by motorsport history as ever.
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