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Andy Bell, Technical Director, Ecurie Bertelli

Andy Bell - Technical Director

Andy’s passion for Astons stretches over 40 years. Having been with the firm since 1977, he has owned and managed it since 1992. His knowledge and technical expertise are unsurpassed for these cars - there is no problem he can’t overcome! He is also the technical consultant for pre-war cars of the Aston Martin Owners Club. Andy has moved into semi-retirement but enjoys nothing more than working on his own Aston projects in the workshop - he just can't stay away!

Robert Blakemore, Managing Director, Ecurie Bertelli

Robert Blakemore - Managing Director

Since the age of 7, Robert has been involved with these incredible cars. He came into the business alongside Andy in 2014 and has continued to propel Ecurie Bertelli to the forefront as the prime marque specialist. As one of the next generation of pre-war Aston enthusiasts, he is dedicated to preserving the heritage of these unique vehicles. Free time sees Robert enjoy historic racing and time with his family.

Ali Blakemore, Events, Publicity & Administration, Ecurie Bertelli

Ali Blakemore - Events, Publicity & Administration

Previously an airline pilot along with husband Robert, Ali brings a new flavour to the company. Having created new branding, showroom decor and expanded the company's digital presence, she is keen to keep Ecurie Bertelli firmly rooted in its rich history whilst taking on a modern feel. She enjoys playing bass guitar and geocaching in her spare time.

Simon Fisher , Engine-building specialist, Ecurie Bertelli

Simon Fisher - Engine-building specialist

There is no better pre-war Aston engine than one built by our Simon. He pays fantastic attention to detail and knows these engines inside and out. In his spare time he enjoys building and flying model aircraft, many of which he builds himself. He also runs a vintage car enthusiasts club and has recently acquired a vintage motorcycle.

Pete Smith, Workshop Manager, Ecurie Bertelli

Pete Smith - Workshop Manager

Pete joins us after a 25-year career in the RAF as an Aircraft Engineer. He brings a skills-set of high standards and engineering practices from the aviation world that fits well with the superior quality synonymous with Ecurie Bertelli. He is responsible for our parts department for both quality and quantity. In his spare time he is a keen motorcyclist, enjoying keeping his fleet of old motorbikes on the road whilst also spending time with his wife and the family Border Collie.

Will Kettleborough, Engineer & fabrication specialist, Ecurie Bertelli

Will Kettleborough - Engineer & fabrication specialist

Will is a true craftsman and can make just about anything. He has demonstrated time and again how his skills and eye for detail can produce bespoke parts to precise specifications. He is a keen guitarist in his spare time and writes his own material, playing at local gigs with his band. He is also part of a drag racing team which often meets at Santa Pod.

Gavin Tappenden, Engineer & Technical Development, Ecurie Bertelli

Gavin Tappenden - Engineer & Technical Development

Gavin is a fully qualified engineer and has a long-standing passion for motorsport and engineeringer. After graduation he worked on many high profile projects including building 5 replicas of the 1973 John Player Norton for Peter Williams. His attention to detail and practical experience makes him a valuable addition to our team. In his spare time he enjoys motorcycle racing, classic minis and music.

Ben Payne, Engineer & Event Support, Ecurie Bertelli

Ben Payne - Engineer & Event Support

Although Ben has a background in retail management, he found his love for vintage cars an allure he couldn't ignore. He is passionate about maintaining Aston Martin's great heritage and is a conscientious member of the workshop team. He is a reliable member of our events support team and enjoys seeing the Astons out on tours and track alike. In his own time he likes to attend race meetings and track days.

Simon Boreham, Engineer & Event Support, Ecurie Bertelli

Simon Boreham - Engineer & Event Support

Simon joined Ecurie Bertelli as an apprentice, with an unbridled passion for vintage cars and bikes. His interest in vintage automotive engineering and his attention to detail in the vehicle building process brought him to us. He owns a Classic Mini which he enjoys in his spare time, and is also a keen dinghy sailor regularly out on Rutland Water.

Richard Wray, Engineeer & Fabrication Specialist, Ecurie Bertelli

Richard Wray - Engineeer & Fabrication Specialist

After completing his apprenticeship at Cosworth racing, Richard honed his skills working for the Government as a prototype engineer fabricating fine-tolerance one-off components and projects. Richard lives and breathes pre-war vehicles and spends his spare time restoring, maintaining and driving his array of early vehicles. When not tinkering in his shed Richard spends his weekends touring around the UK in his trusty Model T Ford.

Beth Moss, PA to Robert & Administrator, Ecurie Bertelli

Beth Moss - PA to Robert & Administrator

Beth is an experienced PA and Administrator. She joined us as a result of company growth and uses her many skills in updating company processes and assist Robert in his broad spectrum of daily tasks. In her spare time she is an active advocate for animal charities and the changing of Animal Welfare Legislation and enjoys her two dogs.

Adrian Martin, Machinist, Ecurie Bertelli

Adrian Martin - Machinist

Adrian is an experienced machinist, coming from us from a Silverstone-based company producing high tolerance components for Formula One teams such as Red Bull. He keeps our machine shop busy finishing and fabricating our parts. In his spare time, Adrian enjoys playing squash and cycling.

Callum Staff, Apprentice Mechanical Engineer, Ecurie Bertelli

Callum Staff - Apprentice Mechanical Engineer

Callum comes to us from a driving experience company working on high performance and classic cars alike. His first task will show him all aspects of how the pre-war Aston Martins go together as he joins a complete restoration project. In his spare time he enjoys going to car events and working on his classic Mini.

Terry Hudston, Driver, Ecurie Bertelli

Terry Hudston - Driver

Formerly a firefighter, we keep Terry busy on the roads delivering items to or from our various suppliers. And if you need a vehicle collected or delivered - he’s your man. He recently became a proud granddad for the sixth time and very much enjoys time with his growing family. Motorcycling and gardening is his favourite hobbies.

Keith Knowles, Driver, Ecurie Bertelli

Keith Knowles - Driver

Keith joins us from careers in the army, where he has served in a variety of overseas countries; the police force; and the security industry. More recently he has retired as head of security for Nissan on one of their UK sites after 14 years. In his spare time, Keith enjoys photography, hill walking and watching rugby.

Chief, Customer Welcome, Ecurie Bertelli

Chief - Customer Welcome

Full of boundless friendliness, Chief is now well-used to the sounds and smells of our Aston Martin haven. He enjoys walks in the countryside and chasing pigeons when off duty; be sure to shake a paw with him next time you visit!

HERITAGE AND PASSION
Beautiful Astons are history in motion.
We’re here to keep their legacy alive.

UNRIVALLED EXPERIENCE
40 years of high quality restoration & servicing has earned us a world-class reputation.

WE’RE THERE FOR YOU
We have some great support packages for your race or rally, so you can focus solely on your drive.

UNRIVALLED KNOWLEDGE
We know these cars like no-one else.
Buy or sell with us for complete peace of mind & competitive commission.

EXTENSIVE STOCK
Engine blocks to valve springs, starter motors to bonnet hinges - we’ve got what you need.

LEAVE IT WITH US
Secure storage facilities for long or short term.
We can even arrange collection or delivery.