Mike Monk is a freelance motoring journalist and consultant to the Franschhoek Motor Museum. After emigrating from the UK to South Africa in 1970, Mike’s writing career began with Technicar and CAR magazines before he joined Leyland. He later moved to Ford Product Development before establishing an auto trim division for a textile company. Mike returned to CAR in 1994 and was Senior Associate Editor when he reached compulsory retirement age in 2011. He then edited the Retail Motor Industry’s magazine, Automobil, for a couple of years. Mike is a judge for the annual Concours SA.