Cars and motorcycles have formed a major part of my life from the word ‘go’ and I have been very lucky to tailor my career to my passion. Here are some of my motoring excerpts which document the journey:
Kempton Park – Twin sister Isobel and I astride dads 1925 Brough Superior SS100 Cunliffe Sandracer at Kempton Park, aged 2!
Brands Hatch Aston Martin Owners Club Race Meeting – Isobel and I climbing in dads V8 Volante, this event was an annual family fixture and cemented my enthusiasm for sports cars
Isobel and I enjoying the summer air in the back of the Aston Martin International
London Motorshow at Earls Court – Stood on the Talacrest Stand in my favourite Popeye jumper, no sign of John Collins in this picture!
London – Dreaming of driving dads DB5 Convertible with water pistol and roll neck jumper doing my best 007 impression!
The restored Le Vack Works Brough Superior SS100 which dad built for the National Motorcycle Museum after the disastrous fire
Coys Of Kensington – My first full time job in the motor trade stood alongside the mighty Ferrari 312PB on the hallowed cobbles of Queens Gate Mews, SW7
RM Auctions – Maranello Sale, Fiorano – My first RM sale!
I spent a year in Kuwait looking after a private collection of 40 cars that included this super rare Porsche 959 Sport
Kuwait – Aston Martin Vanquish S with delivery miles
MotorSport – My inaugural Pebble Beach experience was with Motorsport magazine, I took a job there selling advertising after Kuwait and this picture was taken on our stand at The Quail with Jay Leno
Historics At Brooklands – I formed part of the original auction team with friends Paul Campbell, Will Smith and Edward Bridger-Stille. This DB5 Convertible was an early consignment of mine, sadly it didn’t sell during the auction but was later sold and restored by Goldsmith and Young
Driving my father’s Daytona, the ex-Elton John car which stayed within our family collection for seventeen years
RM Auctions – I joined the European team and was very fortunate to work alongside my Canadian friends for many of the US sales, this picture was taken at the annual Arizona sale driving a Mercedes 300SL Gullwing across the block next to friend Shelby Myers
Auctions America, Fort Lauderdale in a 1954 Corvette ‘Blue Flame’
Salon Prive – With friend and event co-owner Andrew Bagley announcing the ‘Lime Avenue’ award
Merecedes Benz World Brooklands ‘Hustling the family DB5 Convertible, this car remains in our collection today and was purchased by my father in 1985, the year Isobel and I were born’
Fiskens – ‘Posing for a period style photoshoot with friend Rory Henderson in an Ex Works Aston Martin DB3S’
Mille Miglia, Sienna, with friend Will Stone driving Gregor’s mighty short chassis Bentley 4.5L, my first MM and a fantastic experience
Arizona Auction week, the Fiskens team seen here sporting the company uniform at the Gooding auction
Salon Prive Concours, Syon House – driving the majestic 1914 Turcat-Mery with friend Oliver Sharp
Autosport Designs, New York – I joined the team at ASD headed by Tom Papadopoulos, this picture was taken during the Copperstate 1000 in Arizona with Tom and I in his Daytona
Arizona – Giving my arms a workout in Tom Paps Daytona at the Bob Bondurant School of High Performance Driving during the Copperstate 1000
New England 1000 – Making friends with local state trooper during the rally in the flip tail Vantage which had developed a faulty speedometer!
JD Classics – I joined the team at JD in Mayfair after returning from the US, behind the wheel of the outstanding Aston Martin DB2/4 Bertone Spyder during a photo shoot in London with friends at Classic Driver
Tour Auto – Pit stop in mountains with my friend Geoffroy Peter in his wonderful 911
The launch of my company Dylan Miles Ltd