Jon Pressnell is a journalist and auto-motive historian. Best known for his contributions to Classic & Sports Car magazine, for which he has written since the 1980s, he has a reputation as a rigorous and original researcher. Amongst his books are histories of the Mini, the Citroën Traction Avant and DS, and the Austin-Healey. His groundbreaking Morris – The Cars and the Company won the 2014 Michael Sedgwick Award presented by the Society of Automotive Historians in Britain. More recently he has authored The Lamborghini Miura for Kidston SA of Geneva and Marcel Pourtout – Carrossier for Dalton Watson Fine Books, both these titles winning major awards. Jon Pressnell lives in south-west France and works additionally as a book editor and editorial consultant. An M.G. owner for more than 30 years, he has a particular interest in the marque.