04. Pavestone petrolhead profiles

Oct 11, 2017 Off Comments in Pavestone Rally by

SR Timber’s Trading Director Shaun Revill, Business Development Manager – Group, Jason Lumley and Operations Manager Steve Hill are taking part in this year’s Pavestone Rally. Ahead of the rally, we thought it’d be good fun to see how much of a petrolhead each of them is.

What was your first car and how much did you pay for it?
Shaun: The first car I bought was a Ford Fiesta, but I can’t remember how much I paid for it.
Jason: The first car I bought was a Vauxhall Cavalier 1.6L, and I paid £335 for it.
Steve: It was a Mini. My mother said she paid £400 for it and asked me for the money, which I gave her. Once I had the car, I opened the glovebox and found a receipt for the sale of the car stating that the purchase price was £300. She still laughs about it to this day – I don’t!

What do you drive at the moment?
Shaun: For work, I drive an Audi A6, but if I want to have some fun, I drive my wife’s car, which is an Audi TTS.
Jason: Currently driving an Audi A4 Avant Ultra Sport 2.0 TDI.
Steve: My current ride is a VW Passat

If you won the lottery, what car would you buy?
Shaun: If it was a big win, then it would be the new Bugatti Chiron. But if it was a few million, then it’d probably be the new top-spec Range Rover Sport.
Jason: I’d buy an Aston Martin DBS, a Porsche Carrera 4s and a Range Rover Sport; this would happen on the first day the cheque cleared.
Steve: It’d have to be an Aston Martin DB5. It’s probably one of the most iconic cars in the world, and who wouldn’t want to be James Bond behind the wheel of that car?

What’s your favourite driving memory?
Shaun: I used to travel extensively in my younger days, and one of my favourite memories was driving home at Christmas time to see my two daughters and wife, listening to the Chris Rea song Driving Home for Christmas.
Jason: Driving around Loch Lomond and Loch Ness in Scotland – absolutely beautiful.
Steve: I bought myself a Porsche Boxster a few years ago, and I’ll never forget the drive back after collecting it from Sevenoaks.

Which artist / song / radio station do you listen to in the car?
Shaun: When I’m going to and from our office in Huthwaite, I listen to the local commercial station, which is GEM. On longer drives, it’s a mixed bag really – it can be anything from talkSPORT to Radio 1.
Jason: Radio 1 or Radio 2 – unless there’s any sport on, then it’s talkSPORT.
Steve: I’m a Radio 2 man.

What’s your favourite driving road and why?
Shaun: These days, all the roads are far too busy, so I don’t have any particular favourites – but I do love to drive on a coastal road where you have a view of the sea.
Jason: I love travelling over the Woodhead Pass (A628) particularly on a sunny day; however, it’s equally nice in the winter.
Steve: TheA30 Bodmin Moor is a great road that I used to drive on every year for our annual summer holiday to Newquay with my wife and our two boys.

Who would be your celebrity passenger?
Shaun: If it was from the past, then it would be no contest. It would be Muhammad Ali. He was and still is The Greatest in my book. Often, though, I’m stuck in the same car as our Business Development Manager Jason, so anyone who’s better-looking than him! Only joking, Jason, if you’re reading this. I have a soft spot for Julia Roberts, so she could be my Pretty Woman.
Jason: Peter Kay would be great fun, although driving would prove difficult with all the laughing…. If it was a long journey, I would love the passenger to be the actress Rebecca Ferguson.
Steve: Three words: Jamie-Leigh Curtis. Enough said.

What’s the most unusual vehicle you’ve ever driven?
Shaun: When I worked for British Coal, I had a go at driving a coal-face-cutting machine/vehicle.
Jason: Whilst working for a company in my 20s, I drove many different vehicles, from 25T fork lift trucks to 50T cranes, but the strangest was a four-wheel-steer JCB forklift with crab option – very strange feeling driving sideways.
Steve: I bought an old ambulance when I’d had a few beers in the pub. The guy who was selling it told me it was a good runner with a Blaupunkt stereo (which I was really impressed with). It was only when I was lying in bed the next day when I heard sirens going and getting louder and louder – and then the penny dropped from the night before!

You can follow the progress of Shaun, Jason and Steve as they prepare for the rally here on our website and on Twitter @SR_Timber_

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