Alan Allard is the son of the marque's founder, Sydney Allard, and is also a significant motorsport and engineering figure in his own right - a pioneering, record-holding British dragster driver, national class rally driver, and the man behind the further development of supercharging. Today Alan leads the Allard Motor Company as it launches its new 'continuation' chassis built by Alan and his son, Lloyd. Younger son Gavin curates the Allard archives. Alan and his family are key supporters of the Allard Owners Club.
Lance Cole is the author of ten books, three of them for Crowood; this is his second book on Saab. He has a global reputation not just as a Saab commentator, but also as a journalist and design writer. Lance won the 1983 Jaguar Cars/Guild of Motoring Writer Sir William Lyons Award and trained at Autocar magazine. Since then he has written for major titles including The Daily Telegraph, The Independent , Aeroplane and Classic Cars. He has become well known as an automotive and aviation correspondent.