Graham Gauld - Motoring Writer and Photographer
Born in Edinburgh, Scotland, in 1934, trained as a journalist. After National Service in the Royal Air Force, joined the weekly Motor World magazine as Sports Editor.
I have always been closely involved with motor sport and was a semi-professional rally co-driver for thirteen years; but motor racing was my real interest. I was a close personal friend of the great Jim Clark and is Clark’s biographer. I am also biographer of the Scottish international rally driver Andrew Cowan and the leading British post-war racing driver, Reg Parnell and racing car designer John Tojeiro. Other books include, Ecurie Ecosse and Modena Racing Memories – a record of my visits to Ferrari, Maserati, OSCA and Stanguellini from 1957 – 1963.
In 1982 I joined my colleague Hugh McCaig in the running of the Ingliston motor racing circuit near Edinburgh and we organised and ran motor racing in Scotland for the next ten seasons.
With Hugh McCaig I helped reform the famous motor racing team Ecurie Ecosse, which competed in the World Sports Car Championship from 1984-1990 and won the Group C2 World Championship in 1986 . I later wrote the definitive book on Ecurie Ecosse and their successes.
In 1993 I was invited to Hong Kong as founding editor of China's first motoring magazine and after two years in the former British colony returned to Europe.