Instructor Profiles

Kelly Bird


  Kelly Bird - Stunt driving days


COMPANY DIRECTOR
AGE: 25

  • Karting from the age of 3
  • Started driving cars at 8 years old
  • Began racing in rallycross aged 14
  • 1st place lady overall in the Junior Rallycross Championship twice consecutively
  • 1st place overall in autocross & rallycross in British Women Racing Drivers Club Championship
  • Worked throughout the UK as a stunt driving instructor
  • Association of Racing Drivers Schools (ARDS) holder
  • British Association of Rally Schools (BARS) holder
  • Featured on TV programmes stunt driving for the likes of BBC One, ITV & Discovery
  • Stunt double for films, tv & commercials
  • Leader of the UK’s only female stunt driving display team, performing displays throughout the UK in both FWD & RWD cars
  • Competed in rallycross & autotesting
  • Competed in the Autosport International Celebrity Kart Race 2015 & 2016
  • Worked two seasons ice driving on a frozen lake in Sweden & Norway
  • Featured on Only Motors TV with WTCC presenter Alex Legouix & BTCC presenter Louise Goodman
  • Trained other stunt performers to become stunt drivers
  • Travelled worldwide with Renault & the Formula E Championship for two seasons

Paul Bird


  Paul Bird - Stunt driving days


TRAINER/CO-ORDINATOR
AGE: 60

  • Involved in motorsport for over 40 years as an official, organiser & competitor
  • Started stunt driving over 35 years ago
  • Was the autocross champion in 1984
  • Competed in rallycross, driving for City Link & was the Formula C Lap Record Holder at Croft in 1987
  • Competed in other various disciplines of motorsport including rallying, autotesting & production car trials
  • Owned & ran various karting & ice karting circuits throughout the UK, including Top Gear Karting and Langbaurgh Kart School now known as Teesside Karting  
  • Qualified skid training & rally instructor
  • Holds a CPC in road transport
  • ACU off road motorcycle trainer
  • Member of the Institute of Advanced Motorists
  • Experienced in staff training & risk management

Jane Bird


  Jane Bird - Stunt driving days


CO-ORDINATOR
AGE: 58

  • Started competing in autocross in 1984
  • 1st lady to compete in the British Rallycross Championship
  • Fully qualified skid master training instructor
  • Owned & ran various karting & ice karting circuits throughout the UK, including Top Gear Karting and Langbaurgh Kart School now known as Teesside Karting  
  • Involved in motorsport for over 30 years
  • Fully trained events manager with over 28 years of experience

Brian Jukes


  Brian Jukes - Stunt driving days


TRAINER
AGE: 56

  • Appeared on BBC’s Top Gear competing against Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond & James May
  • Built Peugeot 205 rallycross car in 2005
  • Competed in rallycross for the last 12 years
  • Competed in various disciplines of motorsport including rallycross & autocross
  • 2012 BTRDA Rallycross Super Modified Champion
  • Competed in the Autosport International Celebrity Kart Race 2015

Paul Bainbridge


  Paul Bainbridge - Stunt driving days


TRAINER
AGE: 37

  • Started competing in karting in 1998 in the Scottish Pro Kart Endurance Championship
  • Worked at various karting tracks including Top Gear Karting, when it was owned by Paul & Jane Bird
  • Competed in the MDS Batteries RGB Sports Car Championship in 2003 & 2004
  • 2005 & 2006 competed in Lodge Sports Porsche 924 Championship
  • 2006 & 2007 competed in Toyo Tyres Mazda MX5 Championship
  • Motorsport instructor for over 10 years
  • Competing in the MX5 SuperCup Championship

Andrew Davison


  Andrew Davison - Stunt driving days


TRAINER
AGE: 34

  • Started driving at 15
  • Began navigating at 16
  • Competed in first rally at 17 (2 weeks after passing driving test)
  • 2008 & 2009 BMW RWD Rally Challenge Champion
  • Twice fastest stage times champion in Peugeot 205 Challenge
  • Peugeot 205 Challenge champion in 2007
  • National Tarmac Rally Championship event class winner
  • RAC Kall Kwik & Plains Clubman outright event winner
  • Motorsport instructor for over 10 years
  • Currently building a Talbot Sunbeam to compete in BTRDA Gravel Rally Championship

Max Coates


  Max Coates - Stunt driving days


TRAINER 
AGE: 25

  • Raced national level karting for 9 years
  • Competed in the Ginetta Junior Championship for 2 years
  • Competed in the Ginetta GT Supercup for 3 years
  • Raced in the Porsche Carrera Cup GB
  • Competed in Infiniti Q50 in the British Touring Car Championship in 2015
  • Competed in the Clio Cup Championship for 2 seasons in 2016 & 2017
  • MSA academy member
  • MSA level 2 qualified coach, tutor and assessor
  • Association of Racing Drivers Schools (ARDS) race coach
  • Raced in 4 24 hour kart races (2 LeMans & 2 PPiK)
  • Drove in the Autosport International Live Action Arena
  • Raced in the Autosport International Celebrity Kart Race multiple times
  • Worked as an ITV co-commentator