Also important to me and my work are the great experts of classic cars, who supported my desire for more knowledge as well as my photographic curiosity:
Philip Porter, Rick Hall, Bernie Ecclestone, Emanuelle Colli from Kidston SA, Gregor Fisken, Christopher Mann, Alain de Cadenet, Peter Bradfield, Bruno Vendiesse, Phillippe Muldérs, Jim Stokes, James Hurrington, Serge Heitz, Richard Biddulph, Julian Majzub, Arthur Bechtel, Eric van Lammeren, Donald Cok, Keith Bluemel, Kevin J. Caulfield, Paul F. Schouwenbourg, Davide Bassoli, Keith Riddington, Robert Dean, Franz Wittner, Antonio Calleria, Paul Grist, Jean Guikas, Lukas Hüni, Andreas Dünkel, Michael Holzner, Micera Curly, Capelli Motors, Automobil Club d’Ouest, Musée 24 Heures du Mans.
I am grateful to Connie Constantin for supporting this project so vehemently. I particularly express my gratitude to Thomas Sommer for his invaluable assistance in the creation of this book.
Of course I would like to mention all the people I have worked with as an author or as a photographer during all these many years, but it would be a very long list.
I am most grateful to my family – my wife Annette and my son Christopher, who have always provided support, humour and love – I dedicate this book to them.