As Managing Editor of K500, Steve Wakefield travels the world to report on the big auction stories as they develop.
“Sometimes it’s a case of telling the tales the salerooms don’t want you to hear,” he says, “as K500 believes in an honest approach to values and what makes a car truly great.” Hence Steve also researches the histories of many of Kidston’s cars for sale, speaking to the legendary drivers and mechanics who brought these cars glory at the Targa Florio or the ’Ring.
What first sparked his interest in cars? “A friend’s Scalextric set had an Aston DB4 and a Ferrari 250 GT,” admits Steve, who later raced a full-size DB4 in club competition. This led to his role as editor of a well-known online motoring magazine, where he stayed for over 10 years, before joining Kidston.