Back in 1971 I was in the right place at the right time when I was offered the opportunity to write a quarterly motoring column ( for no payment!) for an International in house magazine that went to 85 countries around the world.
My family’s motoring history went back to 1899 so I jumped at the opportunity and developed a great relationship with the Press Offices of most of the big manufacturers. Over 500 cars later and 117 cars owned(of which 23 were Porsches including 12 911’s) and asked to write two books( Classics in Colour -Porsche 924 & 944; -Mini Cooper & S) I must be the only long term amateur motoring journalist!
How lucky to make a serious hobby work in a professional world!