Respected writer and historian David McKinney has died following a lengthy period of illness. He was 68. Born in New Zealand, David had been based in Britain since the mid 1980s and contributed to a wide number of publications. He also wrote the definitive Maserati 250F history, which unravelled many a mystery surrounding individual cars’ identities. He will be remembered fondly for his no-nonsense approach, attention to detail, generous spirit and unfailingly good company.