Meet the Team
AUTO TORQUE TEAM
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. Chris noticed that there was a lack of high quality good value performance car servicing and tuning around the south east UK and decided to offer a service to fill that gap. The business started in small premises with a few customers a week and has now expanded to a purpose built workshop with regular and loyal customers. This is down to Chris and the team’s absolute commitment to high quality workmanship and providing a professional but personal service.
Chris enjoys track days and sprints in his Nissan R35 GTR and competing in his Mitsubishi Evolution VII. Other cars in his fleet include a Mitsubishi Evo III, Mitsubishi IV TME, Mitsubishi Evo V, and an MY17 Nissan R35 GTR.
Tim joined Auto Torque as our Service Manager in 2019. Tim has got extensive experience in the motor industry having worked for over 14 years as a technician and most recently as a Workshop Manager. Tim is passionate about motor sport, regularly attending track days in his custom self-built BMW M3. When he’s not on the track, you can find him restoring his beloved Land Rover Defender. Tim’s people skills coupled with his technical knowledge were just what we were looking for to support our growing customer base.
Accounts & HR
Nadine joined the Auto Torque team in 2018, following a career in various financial and HR positions at a worldwide automotive brand. Nadine is the go to person for any invoice or payment enquiry and is passionate about ensuring the Auto Torque team are looked after from a HR perspective. Nadine can be found in the office most days, along with the office dog, Meg.
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.
Paul’s years of race car building and engineering experience, complimented the dynamics of the Auto Torque team when he joined us in 2013. 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 has recently found a passion for off roading 4×4 driving and is always planning his next project. Good luck Paul!
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 build his own 1200 BHP R35 GT-R and we think he’s nearly there. Having previously worked for Land Rover and Audi dealers, Joel has built up a very impressive CV with an underlying passion for building cars, means he is very methodical and driven to achieve goals.
Josh joined the AT team in 2017, moving from a local main dealer and looking for a new opportunity to grow his skill set. Having worked in all departments including service, engine building, diagnostics and upgrades Josh was the perfect addition to the strong team here in Westcott. Josh enjoys attending car shows in his pristine Toyota Celica project car.
Tomasz joined the Auto Torque team in 2018 after several years of running his own garage. Tomasz has excellent attention to detail and is systematic in his approach. Tomazsz has a great work ethic and has been an excellent addition to the Auto Torque team. Along with his passion for performance cars, Tomasz enjoys spending his time off with his young family.
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.