John Tipler is a motoring writer and historian who contributes to numerous motoring magazines and has written many books on the subject. His extensive background in the motor industry includes spells in the John Player Motorsport Press Office, and at the Motor Industry Research Unit. His interest spreads across many makes and models, but he is inevitably drawn towards sporting cars, classics, and motorbikes. He is a regular contributor to 911 & Porsche World, Classic Porsche, Total 911 and Porsche Post magazines. Johnny writes on new car launches, important historic vehicles, specialist tuners, drivers and restorers, and also covers international classic events like the Spa Six Hours, Goodwood Revival, Classic Le Mans, the Nurburgring Old Timer and Monte Carlo Historic Rally. Johnny raced a Porsche 914 GT/4 in La Carrera Panamericana in 2011 and has a close affinity with the event that launched Porsche's Carrera models. His books include Alfa Romeo Berlinas, Fiat & Abarth 124 Spider & Coupé, La Carrera Panamericana, and Mini Cooper - The Real Thing!