I have been mucking about with machinery since my first Meccano set as a child, the great thing about that stuff is it doesn't normally melt when you set fire to things, ahem, unlike Lego, I discovered..After studying engineering at Exeter Collage (where I would lecture 20 years later!) I progressed to Warwick Uni where I studied 'controlling things with computers and doing hard maths'. This lead swiftly to having to get a proper job, as luck would have it Ford needed some fresh minds so off I went to Dunton. After six years, and becoming a chartered engineer, I set out on my own offering contract engineering to the world of automotive dreams.
I have had the privilege of working all over Europe with a variety of companies including Bentley, Jaguar, Land Rover, and a range of small manufacturers and race teams (many of which no one has heard of!).
In recent years I have started writing technical articles for magazines such as Evo, Practical Performance Car, Practical Classics, Full Throttle and Classics Monthly as well as the occasional TV appearance.