Jeff Davies was born in Wales in the 50s, just as
rail racing was about to come into existence for the first time. He trained as a
motor mechanic with British Leyland and ended up as a road tester at the age of 21.
Following this, he and his brother ran a classic car trading garage in the 70s
for a few years, using this as a perfect excuse to drive just about everything
he'd ever fancied owning. In the 80s Jeff briefly earned his living as a
professional slot car racer, organizing and running the National Tyco HO Slot
Racing Championship before suffering a serious car accident. He has participated
in several Land's End to John O'Groats charity events,
driving from one end of the country to the other between dawn and dusk without
Overall, it can fairly be said he is car obsessed, having used everything from
Porsches and Ferraris to a purple bubble car. In 2000 he
reintroduced rail racing in the U.K. This is the story of that effort.