Simon Ham was born into a motor-racing family. His mother entered club events, while his father David competed in a range of machinery, from Aston DB4GT to Hesketh 308E. Simon is also an enthusiastic racer, having competed all over the world in cars that include the Lister-Jaguar that his father bought in 1969 for £1250. As well as acting as a consultant for RM Sotheby’s, Simon currently edits AM News – the monthly magazine of the Aston Martin Owners Club. This is his first book.