Having finished his studies at the Amsterdam School of Publishing Jeroen Booij (born 1975) published his first motoring article in 1998. Not much later he became a freelance motoring journalist, specializing in classic, specialist or simply unusual cars. It led to features on vehicles that are hardly taken seriously by the regular motoring press. Focussing on Mini based cars his first volume in a series of books was published after five years of research, followed by more in later years. He is married and lives in The Netherlands with two daughters and a son.