About Steve



Steve has lived in Essex all his life, he is Married with 2 Sons.  In the early 90's he previously worked for BSM as an ADI Driving Instructor.  He has presently worked for Ford Motor Company Ltd for 27 years and has been at the Dagenham Plant for 20 of those; currently based at The Ford Truck Fleet where for 9 years he was driving Volvo / MAN Articulated Lorries.


 

Background History & Future Aspirations

It all started as a teenager, with a strong interest in Cars and Motor Racing and also Trucks. He regularly went with his mates to watch British Touring Cars / Thundersaloons events at many great circuits up and down the country with his local circuit being Brands Hatch. This was during the Sierra RS500 Andy Rouse era of the late '80s and on-wards leaving an interest in one-day racing saloon cars himself.

Steve has been attending many Car Shows around South East England since around 2008 and having owned many performance cars over the years the journey to Racing began to take shape when he bought a Mini Cooper S R53 for his Wife in 2011.
After she drove it for 2-3 years, he took on the car and changed just a few things to improve it and went on to have many great track days in it. Picking up experience of many tracks such as Lydden Hill, Snetterton, Bedford, Nordshleife and Brands Hatch, then in 2016, he made the switch to a BMW E36 328i after a friend recommended it.

This was the start of the love for the Classic BMW and he was now doing around 8-10 track days a year, having now gotten the "Bug"! So much so, he now owns a rare ’93 E36 M3 Coupe to attend various Classic Car Shows.

Fast forward to 2019 having watched a few seasons of Production BMW Championship he decided it was now or never and the following season in June Steve happened upon a BMW E30 320i from Ross Stoner who had campaigned it successfully in the PBMWC for around 4 years. The car had great potential and was shown to be getting more and more competitive.

With the car’s Mechanic Karl Davison on board to help prepare and maintain it during Race meets, he entered it in the Production BMW Championship in  August 2020 - at the iconic Brands Hatch Circuit , and subsequently Snetterton before the season finished. With 4 races completed we went into the 2021 season, Competing in the  Project 8 Racing / Toyo Tires Racing Series .....the  opener saw Steve come away with a great 3RD Place and my 1st Trophy!!!  Wahey...and onto the Brands Hatch GP meeting.....which saw a great battle with Neil Adams in both Races in his Red E30. 

A rainy Silverstone National outing was next up & I decided the rest of the season  would be completed with the Classic Touring Car Championship (CTCRC).

Like the P8Racing Club, we were made very welcome and joined them for a Snetterton meeting in the pre 93 series (August) & made steady progress with this event.

With a return for a TTRS RaceDay at Brands Indy in Sept Steve followed this swiftly with 2 Races in the Racing for Marshals CTCRC  Allcomers Race in November. This was a headline Truck Racing Event which also saw filming with Guy Martin on Channel4 driving a Trabant!!

Aspirations this season are to learn and improve both himself as a driver as well as carry on development of the car. With some exciting News for the Car coming up soon.......  with entries for this season lined up for a Full and exciting season in the BMW E30..... starting in March 2022 with the CTCRC .

I cannot wait !!      ................

 

About Steve