In 2015, following 30 years in banking, Simon turned a life long passion into a second career and started trading in classic and competition cars. In addition to working with clients buying and selling cars, Simon helped coordinate the Doug Nye book on the ROFGO Collection recently published by Porter Press as well as placing articles on client’s cars in leading classic car publications. Seeing the current market as a new asset class, Simon looks to apply the disciplines learnt from a career trading Global Markets with special emphasis on due diligence when researching cars for clients. Preferring to act as a broker rather than principal, Simon looks to match buyer and seller and ensure transparency of fees. “I think it’s important to understand clients like the transparency of fees seen at auctions as well as the flexibility and “off market” nature of dealing with a broker. The market has evolved enormously over the last 20 years and the industry needs to meet the requirements of a more informed audience who have much greater price discovery courtesy of the internet. Having said all of that, first and foremost, I am indulging a passion and to spend time with fellow enthusiasts is a privilege” INTEGRITY TRANSPARENCY ENTHUSIASM Since the 1990’s Simon has owned and raced many cars including the famous Graham Capel Lotus Eleven, Merlyn Mk6 and a Ginetta G50 GT4 as well as several saloon cars including the Julien Verneave ex-works Triumph Dolomite. He has been a regular competitor at Goodwood Revival and Members Meeting. Racing highlights include coming 4th overall in Spa 6 Hour and competing in several support races for the British F1 Grand Prix at Silverstone.