The project leader and primary driver, DT is a freelance Formula 1 writer whose clients include The Independent and The Independent on Sunday. He is a veteran of more than 465 grands prix, several land speed record attempts, and 49 books on motorsport. His award-winning works include DONALD CAMPBELL – The Man Behind the Mask and The Lost Generation – The brilliant but tragic lives of rising British F1 stars Roger Williamson, Tony Brise and Tom Pryce. His writing is noted for its insight, soul and passion.
Tom works in public relations managing Honda’s activities in the two and four wheel racing, after spells publicising the LandRover G4 Challenge, Prodrive’s World Rally Championship campaign with Subaru, Bridgestone’s presence in MotoGP and Infiniti’s in Formula 1. He raced karts until 2001, before switching to Formula Honda for three years. The leading rookie in the 2003 Formula Palmer Audi Winter series, he will be the other driver of STAY GOLD.
Like his older brother, Sam raced karts and his first job was handling public relations at Brands Hatch for the new Formula Two Championship in 2009. Since then he’s had spells with Prism, and wrote with great distinction on all manner of racing categories for www.autosport.com and then www.Formula1.com.
Andrew will be familiar to all who remember his driving of the Scorpion jetcar at Santa Pod in the Eighties. Fabulously knowledgeable about all things jet- and rocket-powered, he makes his living as a businessman and photographer.
Like Andrew, Kieran was a noted hotshoe at Santa Pod in the Eighties in the Hellbender and Vampire jetcars. And he was a prime mover in turning the STAY GOLD project into reality back in 2012 as he and Andrew drew heavily on their knowledge of jet engines to prepare the car for action.
Paul came along to preparations for the first runs at Kemble and never left. Indefatigable, loyal and notably patient, he’s our electrics wizard.
Kieran’s son Joe is another team member far too used to the intricacies of switching jet engines as we’ve toiled through our various technical tribulations.
Highly respected as a television presenter within the motorsport community, Diana is also using her skills as a video producer to help record the story as the STAY GOLD programme progresses.
Heavily involved with the record breaking scene through a number of projects and creation of the Speed record Club’s Fast Facts magazine, Malcolm is the genius who organises the crucial paperwork side.