has spent time as a computer programmer and latterly worked
for Kingpin Media in motor industry PR - primarily for Rockingham.
Neil was the teams first competition licensed driver, starting
as a navigator for Alison Lock in her 1967 Cooper rally
car during 1997, then progressed to drive in the Mighty
was still in the blood when Neil became the first person
to rally a Mighty Mini racing car in 1999. The year 2000
saw a complete diversion of energy with entry into the highly
competitive Safety Devices Championship. A long battle,
and lots of learning later Neil and co-driver Anna McColl
won their class in this prestigious championship.
Saw the pair tackle the Pirelli British Rally Championship.
A pace-setting season realised their ambition of a championship
class win at international level in Britain's premier rally
championship. Taking the team far and wide, including Ireland,
Isle of Man, Scotland and Wales the championship has provided
the ideal springboard into WRC events.
Neil and Anna assaulted the Formula 1400 class in the Pirelli
British Rally Championship. The pair hit a number of problems
and ended up second in that class. Meanwhile Motorsport
News Deputy Editor Jim Holder joined the team. With Jim
on board the rally team entered the final round of the 2003
World Rally Championship, finishing the Wales Rally GB first
in class and 39th overall.
Neil had a change of seats in the BRC, codriving for Simon
Wallis in his Astra GSi. Neil also finished third in class
in the Irish Tarmac Rally Championship. Neil drove Mildred
in the first Rockingham Stages rally, codriven by Jo Holland
to fourth in class.
hopes to join up with Jim again for another epic event -
watch this space. In the meantime he is aiming to codrive
for Simon Wallis in the 2005 Barbados Rally Carnival.