Self-confessed petrol-head Rebecca blames her father for weaning her on Castrol R. As a child she was never one to have Barbie’s, but would often making mud tracks to race her Matchbox cars or tinker of her car garage. As a daughter of a car trader it was inevitable that she would end up in the automotive industry and share her father’s passion for classic American cars.
Rebecca feels exceedingly fortunate to have carved out a niche career in an industry that she’s passionate about. As she said, ‘I get paid to go to and manage events, that if I wasn’t working at, I would be paying to go to myself!’
When she hit 40, she had a midlife car crisis and sold her pretty little 1970 MG Midget which her husband lovingly restored to buy something outrageous. So, what did she get? A hot rod!
A 1952 Ford Popular roadster pickup; with a 3 litre V6 narrowed Triumph Herald front clip, and an Escort Mk2 1600 sport rear axle, it’s been chopped, lowered and is a money pit! Its loud, stinky and really uncomfortable, but it gives you such a big grin. She said ‘My family think I’m absolutely crazy, but to me it’s not just about the car, it’s a way of life. Classic car ownership it’s about expressing yourself, right?’.
She got super excited when the new bucket seats arrived and spent the night on the lounge floor pretending to drive. She now spends her spare time and hard-earned money fantasising about car parts and chrome! What girl doesn’t love a bit of bling.
Four years on and the hot rod is still a ‘work in progress’, hopefully 2021 will see ‘Miss Dynamo’ on the road. It certainly has racked up some tales along the journey!
Thank you to the following event photographers for the kind use of their images:
Martyn Goddard - www.martyngoddard.com
Allan Rhodes - www.allanrhodes.co.uk
James Mann - www.jamesmann.com
Jeff Bloxham - www.jeffbloxham.com
Tom Dymond - www.tomdymond.co.uk
Lee Mortlock - www.lgmphotographic.co.uk
Sussex Photography - www.sussexsportphotography.com
Don Wales Photography - www.donwalesphotography.co.uk
Mark Lewis - www.marklewisphotography.co.uk
Gary Harman and Dennis Wood
Del Hickey - www.derekh3