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750 Motor Club Announce Appointment of Events and Marketing Manager

Tue 03 Jan 2012

750 Motor Club Announce Appointment of Events and Marketing Manager.

 

Paul Chalk Chair of the 750 Motor Club said today that he is delighted to announce the appointment of Giles Groombridge as Events and Marketing Manager of the club.

Giles has a long history of involvement with motorsport, his father Richard started his career in 750 Motor Club all comers’ races in the 1960’s before becoming a mainstay of the Clubman’s Formula throughout the seventies and eighties. Giles started competing in 2001 with the Alfa Romeo Owners Club prior to forming endurance racing specialist's Brunswick Automotive together with Dave Ashford. Here, Giles guided the firm to eight consecutive appearances at the Nurburgring 24 Hours in addition to participating in long distance races as far afield as Dubai, Bahrain, Hungary and Lithuania.

During this time Giles also oversaw campaigns in British GT, Britcar and the Belgian Touring Car Series. The team initially ran Alfa Romeo 156’s progressing to Alfa Romeo 147 JTD’s and a number of different GT cars including a Lotus Motorsport Elise, Mazda RX7 and latterly a Prodrive built Aston Martin Vantage GT4.

Giles always maintained a strong interest in club racing, and whilst at Brunswick Automotive managed the build and preparation of many successful competition cars and engines for a number of different series including the Alfa Romeo Championship, MG Car Club, Heritage Grand Touring Cars and the Classic Sports Car Club’s “Tin Tops” and “Future Classics” series.

Always a keen competitor himself, Giles has enjoyed several class wins in Britcar and has enjoyed the privilege of participating in a number of prestigious races including several appearances in the Nurburgring 24 Hour Race, held every year on the 16 mile long “Nordschleife” circuit. in 2011 Giles finished 3rd in class behind the wheel of a BMW 130i in the Dubai 24 Hour race and undertook a number of races in the Classic Sports Car Club’s new “Deutsche Marque” series, prior to completing the Silverstone 24 Hour Race in October driving a BMW M3 CSL.

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