John Leaman
John Leaman

John Leaman has been a car enthusiast since the age of 11 (1977 or thereabouts), and has been lucky enough to see, drive and occasionally buy some great cars over the years.

When not doing that he collects car brochures, books, models and so on – and funds this by working as an opinion pollster.

With invaluable help from his father, John has also been photographing cars in the UK and abroad since 1977 – and fortunately never quite got around to discarding the images.

So, he still has lots of 35mm Kodak colour slides dating from 1977-1986. These are now being put to good use as the basis of a book (or two) about his favourite marques: Lamborghinis, Ferraris, Maseratis – plus anything else that is beautiful or stirs his nostalgic juices.

The first fruit of John’s labours is ‘lambo!’ – a photographic record of Lamborghinis in the UK in the 1970s and 1980s. It has over 130 never-before-seen colour images from 1978-1986.