Competition Committee Profile: Ray Cook

Wednesday 22 April 2015

Meet Ray Cook, our Chief Paddock Marshal, in our latest Competition Committee profile. He'll be working closely with our competitors to make sure every run goes according to plan.

Are you a member of any car clubs?  

I’m part of the Bugatti Owners’ Club, based at Prescott Speed Hill Climb.

How did you first get involved with historic motorsport?

I first got involved through marshalling 26 years ago, but it’s surprising to see that not a lot to do with marshalling has changed in that time! It’s still all about making sure events run safely and smoothly.

What will you be involved with during the Hill Climb event?

As Chief Paddock Marshal, I will lead the team that ensures cars get to the start line at the right time. Our job is essential to making sure the whole event runs on time and without a hitch.

Could you give us a few examples of other motorsport events you’ve been involved with?

I’ve worked on some of the biggest events in the world – including the British Grand Prix, the Australian Grand Prix, the Le Mans 24 Hours and the Dubai 24 Hours.

Why do you love historic motorsport?

I love it because the cars are so interesting – they bring back some childhood memories! Plus, my role as the Chief Paddock Marshal lets me see all of these fantastic cars up close and personal.

If you could compete at the Chateau Impney Hill Climb, which car would you drive?

I think that if I were to compete, I’d take on the Impney hill in a Lotus Elite – but only in a type 14, of course!

  • Ray Cook, Chateau Impney Hill Climb, Droitwich
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