John Allen was born in Leeds, Yorkshire, and is now retired to and living in rural France. He was educated at Leeds Grammar School, then trained as a Chartered Accountant, later running his own accountancy and audit practice, while moonlighting as a freelance photographer for magazines and books. John's daily drive is a Ford Mustang GT, and his hobbies and interests include anything to do with GT40s, sports racing cars, railways, model railways, and Luftwaffe aviation. Favourite colour? Ford blue, of course, but his Mustang is bright red (it was the choice of his wife, Jenny, but he now agrees she was right, and also right to stop him having boy-racer white stripes over the top).
Colin Endeacott built his own replica GT40 about 25 years ago, and is currently engaged in rebuilding the same GT40 to be a more accurate replica. He has spent many years helping and advising on the restoration of numerous original GT40s, and sourcing many hard-to-find original parts.