Ant Anstead is best known for his day job as a television presenter and car builder and has been building bespoke cars since he was a kid. However, before embarking on a career as a car builder Ant was a police constable in Hertfordshire Constabulary. After two commendations for bravery, his career as one of the UK's youngest armed police officers came to an end when he was just 25. It is Ant's passion for cars and history as a member of the police family that has inspired this book.
Ant's introduction to TV came in 2014 when he co-hosted the hit Channel 4 series For The Love Of Cars alongside onscreen copper Philip Glenister. The series was a huge hit and returned in 2015 for a second series, and again in 2016 for a one-off special. In 2015 Ant hosted BBC2's pioneering live show Building Cars Live alongside James May and Kate Humble. In early 2017 Ant took over the reins of the world's most watched car restoration show Wheeler Dealers with Mike Brewer. He also hosted the 10-part Channel 4 show World's Most Expensive Cars.