Alain de Cadenet made his reputation building and driving his own sports racing cars, taking-on the full works factory teams and, at times, even beating them. In 1976 he came third overall at Le Mans, which made his mark and in 1980, won two rounds of the World Sports Car Championship (Monza 1000k and Silverstone 6-Hours). At that time, this was considered a major achievement in an era of increasing professionalism, when it was unheard of for a self-funded privateer to take-on the big boys and win. Alain is also one of the most respected and accomplished racers of classic and vintage cars and, during the course of his driving career, has owned and raced some truly important machines, particular in the marque of Alfa Romeo. Now, during the course of shooting six Victory by Design shows, it's probably safe to say that Alain has driven more different and important racing cars than any person in history. In addition to his passion for cars, Alain is also an avid collector of motor cycles and airplanes (including a WW2 Spitfire). For many years he was also a collector and authority on George V stamps, even advising the British Postal Service on their collection. Alain's knowledge of vintage wines and period stills cameras is also formidable.