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).
Gordon J. Jones is a racing enthusiast with a passion for the Ford GT40 and other great cars from the golden era of endurance racing that inspired them when young. He is a writer who has contributed to many automotive magazines, in addition to writing Lola: The T70 and Can-Am Cars and co-authoring The Ford that Beat Ferrari with John S. Allen. He lives in France.