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David Cross was born in 1938 and was educated at Bromsgrove School, Worcestershire. He qualified as a Chartered Accountant and was a partner in private practice for many years until he retired in 2003. He has remained a director of Auto Suppliers Ltd., specialists in automotive replacement parts for classic and modern vehicles and a leading European supplier of repair kits for power steering racks, boxes and pumps.

Married with two daughters, he has a keen interest in the Great War 1914-1918 and has written an account of the involvement of his School and

Old Bromsgrovians in that war. He has always enjoyed fly-fishing and shooting and his interest in motorsport began at an early age with a visit to Shelsley Walsh Hillclimb. Although never a competitor, he keenly follows historic motorsport and is closely involved with the Team Bond Formula Junior racing cars, admiring the spirit which engenders Fast is good – faster is better!

In 2013, David Cross was the recipient of the International Historic Motoring Award for Publication of the Year, for his first Dalton Watson Fine Books publication, Inside the Paddock.