When I arrived at OVERDRIVE in April 2013, Martin had already been the magazine’s WRC editor-at-large for several years. To say that I was a little intimidated at the prospect of having to deal with “the” Martin Holmes on a regular basis is an understatement. But my interactions with him quickly proved that I needn’t have worried. Once I got to know him, I realised that Martin was friendly, humble, ever-so-slightly eccentric, and blessed with a great sense of humour. Sometimes I’d sit there scratching my head, wondering what he’d meant by something he’d said, and as if on cue, an email would arrive in my mailbox assuring me that whatever had been said, had been meant in jest.He certainly was perceptive.
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