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He was a member of the F1 Paddock Hall of Fame and on the FIA Media Working Group. His writing, on both current and historic issues, is notable for its soul and passion, together with a deep understanding of the sport and an encyclopaedic knowledge of its history.
David is also acknowledged as the world expert on the history of land and water speed record breaking, has a passion for Unlimited hydroplanes, and is the British representative on the FIA Land Speed Records Commission. A former rocket car pilot, he averaged 275 mph and peaked at 297 in the STAY GOLD jetcar before walking away from a 250 mph inversion while attacking the 301 mph UK land speed record in August 2017. With the rebuilt ROKiT STAY GOLD machine, he set two new Straightliners/UKITA flying eighth mile records of 184.685 and 202.508 mph at Elvington on 11 September 2023, but an attempt on the outright record had to be postponed due to poor weather.