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.
Jack – Workshop Foreman
Our resident engine builder and SST gearbox specialist. Jack handles all the day to day running of the workshop and is also the go-to guy if there are any technical issues to resolve. Jack joined AT in 2012 and has a very keen eye for detail, his by-the-book attitude ensures everything at AT is completed to the highest standard.
When the workshop doors close, Jack can be found in the gym, at the climbing wall or tinkering with his Volvo Limousine.
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 is also a professional driver in the British Drift Championship. 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!
James – Technician
James joined the AT team in 2015, moving from a local race team and looking for a new opportunity to grow his skill set. Having worked in all departments including assembly, setup, race day support and logistics James was the perfect addition to the strong team here in Westcott.
James’ passion is drifting and is constantly upgrading his own Nissan S14A for ‘running the wall’ at competitions all over the country.
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 working, Tom can be found on track in his Renault Clio or riding his bike around the lanes of Buckinghamshire.
Our super-keen, part timer, Lawrence 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. Lawrence has just gained his GCSE’s and is moving on to college to study Motorsport Engineering. Good luck Lawrence!
Lawrence is the proud owner of a Seat Arosa, which he is very much looking forward to driving when he turns 17!
Pat – Accounts
An expanding team and a growing customer base meant Chris required help in managing accounts, bookings and administration. Pat keeps an eye on our parts, manages the diary and makes sure our customers are happy. Pat is a very active member of the GTROC and MLR with husband Barry, they are both keen attendees of events all over the UK and beyond. Having recently returned from a road trip to Romainia with the GTR Club.
An Evolution owner for the last ten years, Pat drives an Evolution VII, Mk7 Golf GTD and an Evolution II track car.