Esa, who was born in 1951, felt he had to follow a respectable career path and so, despite his other interests, studied law. After freelancing for European motorsport publications for over 20 years, he gave up practising law in the '90s, concentrating fully on journalism and PR instead. He is now semi-retired, but continues to write books about the motorsport industry. --- Acknowledged Lola expert John Starkey has owned and raced Lolas - including a recently-acquired T70 Mark IIIb. He is also the author of the definitive Lola T70 history and, with Ken Wells, a complementary volume to this, covering all Lola cars built between 1957 and 1977 (both Veloce publications). Before moving to the USA, John was Curator of the famous Donington racing car collection in England.