Brian Laban has been a motoring writer for 25 years and a fan of the Mini for even longer than that. He passed his driving test in one, and in the 1960s, 1970s, 1980s and 1990s lived with several cars, exotic and plain. He has written on cars for virtually every major British motoring magazine, several foreign ones, and many newspapers. In 1991 he won the Guild of Motoring Writers' Pierre Dreyfus Award for the most outstanding journalistic effort of the year. He writes regularly for Performance Car magazine and is a regular contributor to the Daily Telegraph, Auto Express and Sunday Business, among others. He has written around two dozen motoring books.