Club Member for 18 years, Club Manager for 12 of those years, and 6 years a volunteer.
It’s been suggested to me that I have the dream job:
Beautiful cars. Beautiful people. Beautiful places. All together at my fingertips
All my time as a volunteer, and then employed member of staff, has been dedicated to making memories for Members.
And there’s been quite a few:
Plenty of you out there will have shared many of these times, which are etched in our minds. From my first Concours at Beaulieu, to the Aston Martin Centenary at Kensington Palace, followed by celebrating 80 years from the formation of the Club, at Sandhurst Military Academy, many seasons of AMOC Racing, and not forgetting 5 Le Mans Classic adventures and nearly a score of Le Mans 24H’s.
And more recently the London to Edinburgh tour where friendships were made, and remain to this day.
And then of course there’s the Aston Martin cars, the catalyst to all of this, many of which I have been privileged to drive.
This job has no boundaries. Just adopt a do anything culture, and be ready for anything!!!
Spare time? Not much!!
I have an 19 year old University, Rugby playing intellectual, who is the best Son I could ever hope for.
Play Tennis as much as I can, and then I suppose it’s ‘Eat, Drink and be Merry’, as life dictates. Life’s too short…………………….
And having played competitive Team sport for most of my life, I still think I can ‘cut the mustard’ having achieved ‘three score’ years. It just hurts a bit more the day after.
Long may this continue.
I keep a ‘life chart’ of my life experiences, including the ‘car crashes’ in life, which will be made available (password protected with my Son) when I meet my maker. Hopefully there will be plenty more to add though, and ultimately make for interesting reading.