Any truly successful professional will tell you that they wouldn’t have been in a position to realise their dream if it hadn’t been for the loving and yet steely support of the team behind them, and I couldn’t agree more. Without the loving backing of my family, in particular, my lovely wife Megan and Kevin, my best friend and brother, I would never have made it as a top racing driver. Without them, I wouldn’t have gotten through the difficult times or been able to maintain my drive and passion and I must say that I have been very lucky indeed. I’m grateful for their patience with me as well as their courage to sustain me in a sport that is essentially very dangerous. My wife Megan, who certainly could have opted for a nine-to-five type guy, has been incredible in the way she understands my passion for cars and racing, despite the fact that I know that she often worries about the risks I take when racing. Kevin, my right hand man, has held my hand throughout my career, advised and guided me and he always has my back regardless of what challenges emerge along the way.
My love and passion for cars is in some ways beyond comprehension and started at a very young age. Kevin and myself would spend hours playing with, trading and racing little dinky cars, collecting them and I would say by the tender age of five I must have owned nearly a hundred of them. Uncles, aunties, my grandparents, friends, friends of my parents – everyone seemed to just turn up with a great new model. Regardless of how many of them I had, I was thrilled each time I received a new one. The adults around me put it down to a “phase” and were convinced that ultimately, I would just grow out of them. Not so, may I add, and my love for cars really exploded, when my father and I built my very first go-kart. From the moment I sat into what was essentially a wooden box with wheels, I knew that I was in the right place.
Waiting to learn how to drive was probably one of the most difficult things I’ve ever had to do. My 17th birthday couldn’t come quickly enough and I didn’t waste any time after that. Within no time at all I had a full license and was driving my own car, fixing it, modifying it and going for endless drives with friends and family. There was never any doubt that I would pursue a career in the automobile industry, that cars would forever play a vital role in my life. Racing opportunities materialised quickly as well as the chance to learn just about everything about fixing and repairing cars. My knowledge of cars goes way beyond my expertise in any other area and throughout my life. I have been keeping up with all the latest developments in car production, trends in the industry and innovations.
Kevin and myself decided some time ago, that it would be best to construct an online “car addict” forum, a place where you can find out everything there is to know about cars, racing, motorbikes, the open road, the automobile industry, trends and developments and all things car related. The website has become a meeting place for car and car racing enthusiasts and the exchange of knowledge and expertise has been invaluable. The success of the website has taken us somewhat by surprise, but I put it down to the drive and passion behind it. The wheels of the site have been turning faster and faster and I am excited to see where the open online road will take us.