I always remember the exact day I became a motoring journalist for it was the very day after Jaguar won Le Mans in 1988, after a break of 31 years. It was also the day after my first visit to Le Mans and I’m trying hard not to dwell on the fact it was closer to that 1957 victory than it is to the present day.
My first Le Mans | Thank Frankel it's Friday
Andrew Frankel has been racing cars for over 20 years and testing them for nearer to 30. He is senior contributing writer to both Autocar and MotorSport magazines, sits on the Car of the Year jury and was chief car tester for the Sunday Times for 15 years. He cites driving and writing as the only disciplines for which he has any talent and therefore considers himself vocationally employed. When he is not working he lives quietly in the Wye Valley with his family, a small and unimportant accumulation of cheap old cars and some sheep.