Paul Kenny was raised in Cheshire and studied archaeology at Newcastle University. A lifelong motor racing enthusiast, he has written for Motor Sport and lectured at Brooklands, Beaulieu, and in the US, Canada and Germany.

His interest in Amherst Villiers began in London’s National Portrait Gallery. He saw Villiers’ paintings of Ian Fleming and Graham Hill and, when he learned about the artist’s involvement with Bugatti, Bentley and BRM, and with James Bond and Chitty-Chitty-Bang-Bang, he was driven to learn more.

He manages a UK business unit of a Wall Street-quoted corporation (see Linked In profile), and lives in Teddington, Middlesex, with his wife and three children.