Whether you like a bit of a heritage British automotive classic, or favour German speed and construction, there are any number of wonderful cars business owners can acquire.
They can be used for track-day racing or simply arriving at that next big meeting, but all five we are featuring tell a different story.
Business owner: Richard Postins
Company: Prova Public Relations – a B2B PR firm established in 2000 now employing 20 staff and with a turnover of £1.5m.
Car: Rover TWR Vitesse
While admitting that he’s never been much of a big road car person, racing has played a “pivotal part” in Richard Postins’ life – after growing up in race paddocks whilst watching his father hare round a circuit. He took up karting aged 13, have up in his 20s, but then came back to win the Master pre-60 series in an Austin A40.
The entrepreneur’s Rover TWR Vitesse was bought in 2013 in a rough state, but still with original Marlboro sponsor decals in place. After a restoration job, Postins used it to win the inaugural European Peter Auto touring car series in 2014.
Asked how he leverages the Rover, and his other cars, to help the business, Postins said: “We will often put a client’s name on the car for a big race, such as the Donington Historic Festival or the Silverstone Classic. And we utilise the car for events as well.
“Our involvement has also led to numerous client wins over the years and we will continue to harness the racing programme to help facilitate that.”
Described as a “huge asset” for the business, in that he drives under the Prova banner, the car and its original Marlboro advertising show that he used to smoke occasionally and is a “born and bred Midlander”.