About Steve



Steve is 51 , he was born and 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 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 February was about to do his ARDS test for his first race licence when the COVID pandemic struck. Determined to push forward and search for a suitable car Steve happened upon a BMW E30 320i from Ross Stoner who had campaigned it successfully for around 4 years. The car had great potential and was shown to be getting more and more competitive.

Having passed his ARDS test in July, his licence was now in hand and with the car’s Mechanic Karl Davison on board to help prepare and maintain it during Race meets, he entered his Race career at the iconic Brands Hatch Circuit in August 2020, and subsequently Snetterton before the season finished. With 4 races completed and eagerly looking forward to the 2021 season, he will be competing in the newly formed Project 8 Racing / Toyo Tires Production BMW vs Golf Championship.

Aspirations this season are to learn and improve both himself as a driver as well as carry on development of the car. Realistically aiming for the mid to top-half table and to finish as far upwards from there as possible.

 

About Steve