This is all his fault James’ passion is helping people realise their potential. Having spent most of his career in senior leadership development for premium automotive brands, he now leads a large city centre church and believes that empowered people change cities and change lives. He has built a reputation for realising value from things… Read more about James Noble
Does Deals Jeremy is a seasoned event specialist who has worked on several thousand events, from regional to those with a worldwide reach, in a multitude of different roles. He likes to create the unique selling point (or more!) to each. Whilst delivery of the promise is his ultimate goal, so is repeat business as… Read more about Jeremy Heaver
Ring Road Enthusiast From running a mobile disco before leaving school through to management positions in the hospitality industry, Darren has always loved the buzz in his hometown of Coventry. Back in 2005 his passion for motorsport and car culture created Destination Nürburgring – a business that now enjoys a reputation for quality driving events across the… Read more about Darren Langeveld
Mark has many years of experience working in PR and communications for high profile automotive brands that include Michelin, VW Group including TPS and Audi and Micheldever Tyre Services (MTS). Always quick off the start line to spot a news opportunity, he revs up and fine tunes the MotoFest Coventry PR machine to make the… Read more about Mark McLachlan
A bit different Yineng has recently joined the MotoFest team, making sure that social media happens and people are kept up to date with what’s happening in the MotoFest world. She also works in a church office and as a counsellor outside the world of Facebook, Instagram and Twitter… She may not be able to… Read more about Yineng Hart
Classic Car Guy Matt has been interested in classic cars for almost 20 years restoring and maintaining a number of old cars. In 2010 Matt set up the popular RetroWarwick classic car show and brought that experience to MotoFest Coventry leading on classic car displays and latterly supporting other aspects of the event. Follow Matt’s… Read more about Matt Phillips
Behind the scenes Sophie is the newest member of the MotoFest Coventry team, joining us while studying Event Management right here in Coventry. Growing up in a family obsessed with classic cars and restoring Mark 2 Golf GTIs and Siroccos, Sophie developed a love of vehicles, especially VWs. This joined with her shared passion for… Read more about Sophie Boreham
Lord of the Noshbats We’re not sure what a Noshbat is, but Lee is the head of them. He also organises our Motorcycle Static Displays along with Will and Dr. John. Lee has 28 years of motorcycle experience, currently riding a Suzuki GS850 on which he attended the very first Coventry Motofest.
Parks Cars Neatly Neil has lived in Coventry all his life and, as his family, friends and colleagues will tell you, has an abiding passion for the city. He is one of the key instigators of this event and leads the team that organises the classic car displays. As a day job Neil was a… Read more about Neil Campbell
Parks Motorcycles Neatly Will is part of the team responsible for the motorcycle displays at Coventry MotoFest. He sees this as a promotion from the “strange four-wheeled contraptions” he helped organise at the 2015 event. With a background in mechanical engineering and classic motorcycles, he feels right at home among MotoFest’s petrol heads!
Dr John Duncan
Motorcycle Wrangler When not breaking his arm 4 days before the start of the Le Mans 24-hr race or eating a pie, John can be found on a motorbike, or in a molecular biology laboratory. After obtaining his PhD in 2011 John moved from Huddersfield to Coventry and has indulged in all thing motorsport since then.… Read more about Dr John Duncan
Makes Stuff Happen As opposed to ‘Dr. John’, Jon is responsible for the Operations Team at MotoFest Coventry. He is experienced in managing operations rooms, tackling local and regional scale emergencies. Jon enjoys working with people, problem solving and seeing Coventry celebrating its motoring legacy through MotoFest.