Meet the Team
Chris – Managing Director,
Auto Torque was founded by Chris Marshall during the winter of 2007, from humble beginnings in a small purpose built workshop at the family home. In the days before Auto Torque, Chris’ background included working for various race and rally teams worldwide, after leaving university and gaining a degree in Motorsport Engineering. Auto Torque was born from the desire to provide the best customer service and attention to detail while remaining competitively priced.
Chris enjoys track days and sprints in his Evolution VII and has completed the 2000 mile Rico Rally around Europe mulitple times. Other cars in his fleet include an Evo IV TME, Evo X SST, 205 GTi and an R35 GTR.
Neil – Works Controller
As a result of an expanding team and a growing customer base, the team were looking for someone to manage workshop bookings and customer relations. Neil’s management and people skills were just what Auto Torque were looking for and Neil jumped on board in the winter of 2016. Neil came from a background of running a very successful branch of a National automotive repair company. It was clear from the beginning that Neil’s warm personality and positive attitude would fit in well here at AT.
Paul – Senior Technician
Paul’s years of race car building and engineering experience, complimented the dynamics of the AT team when he joined us in 2014. Not only is Paul a fantastic engineer with a ‘solutions, not excuses’ attitude to overcoming engineering tasks, he was also a professional driver in the British Drift Championship until 2015. Paul built his Nissan G35 drift car from scratch, adding a 2JZ power plant producing over 700 BHP through the rear wheels.
Away from work, Paul is a keen fisherman and is always planning his next project, which right now is an RX-7 with a 4G63T installed! Good luck Paul!
Joel – Technician
There is one way to describe Joel and that is hard working! He is first in every morning and last to leave at night, Joel is on a mission to buy his own R35 GT-R before he’s 25 and we think he’s nearly there. Having previously worked for Land Rover and Audi dealers, Joel built up a very impressive CV with an underlying passion for building cars, means he is very methodical and driven to achieve goals.
Mickey – Technician
Mickey joined the AT team in 2017, moving from a local Mitsubishi main dealer after serving 17 years there and looking for a new opportunity to grow his skill set. Having worked in all departments including service, engine building, diagnostics and upgrades Mickey was the perfect addition to the strong team here in Westcott.
Welcome to the team, Mickey
Gerald – Electronics & Calibration
Our calibration expert Gerald is in charge of all our Ecu and gearbox mapping at Auto Torque. ‘G’ as he’s known, has a long history working within various disciplines of motorsport including World Rallycross, Touring Cars and Historics. During his time away from the dyno cell, G builds and maintains a 600 BHP Evolution X in the British Rallycross Championship.
Ross – Logistics
Ross is responsible for introducing Chris to cars at a young age, some twenty five years ago at the family home. Ross is our logistics operator and can be found on the roads of the UK carefully transporting all varieties of customers cars, that visit the Auto Torque workshop.
A committed grandad, Ross can be found on the sidelines supporting his Rugby mad grandson most weekends.
Tom – Operations
Tom and Chris met in 2004 while working on Mitsubishi Evolution road and rally cars for a firm in the UK. They both then went on to travel with various race teams across the world and Tom returned to join Auto Torque on a part time basis from 2009. Working in the background and helping to develop new ideas for Auto Torque, Tom is also a co-director with Chris in the sister company ATP Cars.
When not at work, Tom can be found on track in his Renault Clio Cup or riding his bike around the lanes of Buckinghamshire.
Our super-keen, part timer, Callum makes sure all the loose ends are tied up and the workshop is in tip-top condition at all times. He is widely known as the best tea maker in the building and takes great pride in his duties. Callum attends Motorsport College locally and is well underway with his studies in Motorsport Engineering.