On April 23 FMM Newsletter editor Mike Monk and his wife Wendy reached a personal milestone when they celebrated their Golden Wedding anniversary with a family lunch. Married in Coventry, England, they emigrated to South Africa with their two sons in December 1970 and have been part of the local motoring scene ever since.

Apart from spells in product development for Ford and Leyland, Mike worked for Technicar and Car magazines before retiring from the latter in 2011. Since then he has edited Automobil before going freelance and, as well as contractual media work for FMM, he is a monthly contributor to TopCar, Classic Car Africa, Motor and AA Traveller magazines.

Amongst her talents, Wendy is a short story writer and an avid researcher both in family history and pre-/early post-war South African motor sport, and is currently helping noted historians in the UK on ERA and Maserati exploits in SA. She occasionally helps Mike out with car photography.