About

For the team behind Overdrive Club, cars are a wonderful topic. The diversity, the accessibility across a broad spectrum, and the downright romance that they can engender, means that they weave their way deeply into the hearts of those who care. 

At Overdrive Club, we feel an obligation to enable and enhance the enjoyment of all things automotive. For us, this means one thing; that they should never, ever, be stale. They shouldn’t be the fiscal subject of a book-keepers dream, locked away in a climate bubble on a seemingly endless rise to future profits. Neither should they be the tea-fueled topic of endless theoretical discussion on part numbers and shim thicknesses.

Whether you are experiencing sonorous exhaust notes reverberating through alpine passes, appreciating classic lines over a cup of coffee or getting a privileged insight into the practices of a top flight racing team, Overdrive Club will grow from a club of like-minded enthusiasts to a club full of like-minded friends.

Motorcars at their best, give us an elevated vantage on the feeling of freedom. Freedom to choose something that we both covet and enjoy. Freedom to adventure to far flung places. Freedom to spend time with like-minded individuals in wonderful surroundings, appreciating all that is great about one of mankind’s defining inventions.

Great cars were created for great journeys. We hope you enjoy the ride.

Motorcars at their best, give us an elevated vantage on the feeling of freedom. Freedom to choose something that we both covet and enjoy. Freedom to adventure to far flung places. Freedom to spend time with like-minded individuals in wonderful surroundings, appreciating all that is great about one of mankind’s defining inventions.

Great cars were created for great journeys. We hope you enjoy the ride.

Who the devil are we?

Lee Brooks

Lee marks out a childhood trip to the 1991 British GP as being the definition of his love of all things competition and octane related. It also stands at the foot of his favourite car decade: a period that gave us the 993, F50 and Elise, stellar eras of WRC and BTCC and a fascinatingly diverse F1 grid.

This vibrant era resulted in Lee following the passion, culminating in a scholarship into F1 with TWR Arrows in the early 2000s. Since then, Lee has led premier companies in the live events and entertainment technology sectors, so the idea of combining those worlds through Overdrive Club appealed immensely.

Adrian Brooks

Adrian is a lifelong petrolhead. From Golfs to E Types motorbikes and aeroplanes- there are very few petrol- powered things that don’t get him excited. With an eclectic collection of cars that include an Alfa SZ, an Mk1 Golf GT1, Adrian is very much at the heart of the club.

Adrian and Alex met over a sixties Alfa, from which the idea of Overdrive Club was born. Having experienced most facets of the automotive and classic industry, Adrian is keen to really bring the best of every corner of the petrolhead world together to produce a club offering special events that really looks after its members.

Alex Hearnden

Having been brought up around classic cars (Alex’s parents took him to the very first Goodwood Revival when he was just 4 years old!), there was never much doubt as to his career path.

After completing a Masters in Engineering and cutting his teeth in the European Le Mans Series, Alex soon realised he preferred the atmosphere that comes with classic cars – both on and away from the racing circuit. When not wafting around in his ‘67 MkII Jag, Alex shares an Alfa 156 racing car that he competes in with his Dad, as well as working on all things Overdrive Club.

Martin Locket

Martin heads up the commercial and financial aspects of Overdrive Club’s operations. His role oversee’s all of the club’s facets to ensure everything runs smoothly in the background and an outstanding experience is provided for every member.

Martin has been involved in the events and hospitality industry for over 30 years and has a life-long passion for classic cars stretching back to pre-1905 vehicles, even participating in the London to Brighton rally. His current project, a superb ‘62 Jaguar MkII, will be a proud attendee at Overdrive Club events over the coming year.

 

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