Meet the Team

Operational Staff

Adam L – Customer Services Team Leader

From an early age Adam has always been a keen petrol head who enjoys driving fast cars and motorbikes. In his spare time he enjoys travelling as well as socialising. Adam is one of the original team of 6th Gear’s employees, having been with the company since 2010.

Adam Y – Supercar Fleet Technician

Adam is 6th Gear’s engine specialist, with intimate knowledge of all Supercar’s from Ferrari V8’s to Lamborghini V12’s. Adam has been with 6th Gear since 2012 and is a keen classic car enthusiast and guitar player

Andy C – Operations Director

Andy has been a passionate car enthusiast since a very early age. A chartered electrical engineer, Andy has a very ‘hands on’ approach within 6th Gear and can often be found underneath a Supercar helping the technicians to fix an issue! Also keen racer, he has raced in over 100 races and achieved the accolade of Radical European Masters Champion in 2014. Andy is now racing in the LMP3 VdeV championship in a Ginetta G57. Andy is proud to be one of the co-founders of 6th Gear.

Claire S – Customer Services Advisor

Claire is a customer services professional with over fifteen years of expereince. Claire is an outgoing person who enjoys anything fast and fun! Her hobbies include skydiving amongst other things!

Ian G – Events Manager

Ian has worked in the Supercar experience industry for over a decade in various roles. Ian first came to 6th Gear as an Ariel Atom instructor (famous for the Youtube Deer experience!) and has worked his way through the ranks to event manger. A qualified approved driving instructor, Ian ensures all 6th Gear’s days run like clockwork.

Jordan W – Supercar Fleet Technician

Jordan is one of our newest technicians and is always keen to get his hands dirty! Outside of work Jordan enjoys going to the gym and socialising.

Keith F – Bodyshop Technician

Keith is our Bodyshop wizard, with over thirty five years experience, he ensures that all 6th Gear’s cars are looking in tip top condition. A keen football fan, Keith supports Birmingham city football club. Before coming to 6th Gear, Keith had restored many classics including several E type Jaguars. A passionate musician Keith plays the drums in a local band.

Marc B- Event Media Manager

Marc has over 20 years experience in motorsport photography and has worked with 6th Gear since 2010. A keen skier outside of work, he enjoys spending time in the French Alps flying down the pistes.

Owen T – Supercar Fleet Maintenance Manager

Owen joined 6th Gear in 2010 and progressed from mechanic to manager of our operations in 2014. A keen motorsport enthusiast Owen holds a national rally licence and when time off allows competes in UK national rally events

Simon G – Marketing Director

Simon is a hardened Lamborghini aficionado, he Co-Founded 6th Gear with Andy back in 2006. He’s also a regular contributing writer for best selling Supercar magazine ‘Evo’ and enjoys flying helicopters and being outdoors in his spare time.

 

Sophie M – Customer Services Advisor

Sophie is a happy, outgoing person who enjoys her customer services role immensely. Outside of work Sophie enjoys travelling and socialising with her friends.

Tracy-Jane C – Driver Registration Manager

Tracy-Jane is a fun-loving, outgoing member of the team with over 20 years of hospitality experience. Tracy-Jane is a Supercar enthusiast whose favourite Supercar is the Bugatti Veyron Cinque! Tracy-Jane manages the customer registration team and ensures that our customers days run like clockwork.

Instructors

Alex H – Supercar Instructor

Alex is one of our longest serving instructors, having been with 6th Gear since 2011. Alex starting racing at the age of 11 in Karts and won 6 championships,competing in over 120 races. He then progressed to cars where he has raced Formula Fords, MX5s, MR2s and has also raced in the Britcar series. A keen cyclist outside of work, Alex has recently completed a trans-continental ride across Europe, that saw him ride from Geneva to Derby!

Allen T – Supercar Instructor

Allen is a qualified ADI with an extensive background in motorsport. He has raced in several championships including Renault 5s and the Ford Fiesta championship and holds several lap records at both Oulton and Cadwell Park. Now retired from racing, track activity is restricted to the odd track day in a Nissan 350Z and coaching 6th Gears customers. Allen is a keen golfer in his spare time when time allows!

Andy C – Supercar Instructor

Andy is a keen motorsport enthusiast and competitor, seeing success in several disciplines. Now a career focused instructor Andy always ensures his customers have a great time.

Andy W – Supercar & Truck Instructor

Andy is an experienced racer who started Autograss racing at 15 years of age in a mk1 fiesta. After this Andy moved to circuit racing winning club championships along the way, then won ELF/Silverstone single seater championship the same year. Andy then progressed into saloon car racing with backing from many sponsors, winning the National XR Championship in 2002 with 1 round to go. Andy is currently coaching several novice drivers who have achieved top 4 placings in the overall championships they competed in with fastest laps, most places gained and lap records to hand. Andy also is an experienced Supercar and truck instructor.

Darren S – Supercar Instructor

Darren is a long time motorsport enthusiast. In his younger years Darren was a successful rally driver having competed in the Lombard RAC rally in 1989 and 1990 in a Opel Manta Group B rally car. Away from work Darren enjoys travelling and spending time with his family and is currently coaching his son Charlie in karting.

Don K – Supercar Instructor

Don is our resident high speed ride expert, has worked for 6th Gear since early in 2010 and is usually found scaring customers to death in our Focus RS. In over 40 years of competition experience, Don has competed in over 500 circuit racing and rallying events, culminating in two race and three rally championships. A works MG driver for many years, Don was the first driver to rally an Austin Allegro in 1974! A keen football fan he has supported Birmingham City since he was 10.

Gawaine C – Supercar Instructor

Gawaine is a hardened Rally competitor, being the current British production rallycross champion. A winner of many previous rally championships including the BTRDA group N championship in 1999, as well as the National Tarmac group championships in 1995 and 2001. An instructor for over 20 years, Gawaine is usually found in the passenger seat of an Ariel Atom ensuring his customers have a great time. A keen cyclist, he has just returned from the transcontinental cycle race, which is a 2500 mile road race though most of the countries of Europe!

Lloyd C – Supercar Instructor

Lloyd is a keen racer who has competed in numerous saloon car championships including MR2s and stock hatchs. He is currently racing a BMW 3 series. Away from work Lloyd is a keen martial artist. Lloyd can usually be found in an Ariel Atom coaching customers to get the best from their experience.

Matt F – Supercar & Truck Instructor

Matt joined 6th Gear in 2016 after retiring from the RAF. An experienced instructor in several disciplines including Scuba diving, Matt can often be found instructing our customers in one of our 55 foot long HGV’s. A former RAF boxing champion, Matt now enjoys all aspects of his instructing career.

Nigel G – Supercar Instructor

Nigel has been racing in various championships since 1999. He now competes in endurance championships in a modified Audi TT which he shares with another driver. A long time instructor for 6th Gear, Nigel ensures all his customers have great time.

Nigel P – Supercar Instructor

Nigel has over thirty years instructing experience across many disciplines including 4×4’s, karting and supercar coaching. A seasoned racer himself, Nigel has competed in many race series including Formula Ford, production sportscars and is proud to have won the F4 championship. He has also competed in a 24hr Kart race at Le-Mans where he and his team managed to raise £24,000 for charity.

Rich D – Supercar Instructor

Rich is a qualified Approved Driving Instructor, who now teach’s and assess’s other ADI’s. Having joined 6th Gear initially as a junior Supercar experience instructor, Rich has now progressed to circuit coaching and enjoys helping customers get the best out of their experience.

Richard T – Supercar Instructor

Richard is a long time racer who has raced against some of the Formula 1 greats including Aryton Senna. A winner of several single seater championships including Formula Ford 2000, he was awarded the Grovewood award for the most up and coming Driver of the year in 1980. Still a keen racer now, Richard competes in historic Formula 3 races at great circuits such as Castle Combe, Spa, Monaco and Silverstone. Richard has been an instructor for 6th Gear since 2010.

Roger O – Supercar Instructor

Roger has been involved with motorsport for over 40 years and was the Castle Combe 1974 Formula Ford champion. Since then, Roger has competed in many categories, with many championship wins. Having retired from racing now, Roger mainly instructs for 6th Gear and manages his son Roger (junior) who is also a keen racer.

Russell M – Supercar Instructor

Russell is one of 6th Gear’s longest serving instructors, starting with us back in 2010. A keen racer in various championships, he has won four different championships and is the 2015 Atom endurance cup champion. Russell usually coaches our customers in our Ariel Atoms (in all weathers!) and enjoys all things car related.

Simon L – Supercar Instructor

Simon is a keen racer having competed in numerous championships. His main forte is single seaters and has also earned the accolade of British endurance champion in 2007. Simon has also raced in the Funcup 25hr race where there is over 100 VW beetles on the same grid! Outside of work Simon enjoys watching football.

Stewert L – Supercar Instructor

Stewert is 6th Gear’s longest serving instructor, having been with the company since 2009. A keen racer, he has won several championships including the modified Jaguar V12 championship four times. Stewert also undertakes many other driving roles where required including stunt driving, rally coaching and 4×4 instructing.

Tim N – Supercar Instructor

Tim has raced in many saloon car championships including the Porsche Pirelli Series and the Jaguar endurance championships. Tim has instructed for over twenty years with Castle Combe being his home circuit. A keen sportsman outside of work sees him enjoying Golf, Sailing and Shooting activities when time allows!

Wayne B – Supercar Instructor

Wayne has worked for 6th Gear since 2011 and is usually found coaching our customers in a Lamborghini Gallardo. Wayne has raced in numerous championships including Stock Hatch, Hot Hatch and Britcar championships.