Steve Holmes was born in Palmerston North, New Zealand.
His fascination with motoring and motorsport dates back to his youth. He has a High School Certificate education, but has completed various university papers and practised various trades, including marketing and MIG/TIG welding. Steve began racing Karts at the age of 16, and continued until he moved to London, England, at age 21 where he lived for two years. He took an interest in motorsport history as a teenager, and has since written numerous magazine articles and books on the subject, and is involved in running a historic racing category in New Zealand. He is in the process of building an FIA Appendix K 1967 Pontiac Firebird for historic racing, and he and his British born wife are looking to move to Europe in the near future. Steve runs a motorsport history and discussion forum called The Roaring Season: www.theroaringseason.com He was recently accepted as a member of the Guild Of Motoring Writers.