Chris was originally trained as an engineer by the Ministry of Defence. This training allowed him to put engineering at the heart of the Tolman offering. Working within race car management and development, and sports car restoration, Chris wanted to establish a pioneering motorsport company that recognised the modern world in which cars need to operate. He decided that he wanted to set up his own motorsport and restoration business to bring his unique skills, training and experience to his own customers.
Under Chris’s leadership, Tolman Motorsport applies new technologies that maximise performance in modern motorsport and improve the classics of the past. Through re-engineering and technology, the company has the skills to solve the inherent problems and impracticalities of classic cars to make them usable and appropriate for today’s harsh motoring environment. Whether it’s building or engineering a concourse winner or a modern-day race winner, Tolman Motorsport has it covered.
David spent his career in the advertising and marketing services industry. He set up his own business (PHD) in 1990 with two partners Nick Horswell and Jonathan Durden. PHD is now a worldwide media agency network owned by Omnicom. He left to join a digital business called iLG and sold that business to a Private Equity investor in 2008. Since 2010 he has acted as a mentor, Chairman, angel investor and consultant to a range of businesses.
David has been instrumental in doubling the turnover for seven years in a row & realised his dream of becoming a racing driver. He competed extremely successfully at the highest level in British motorsport and realised another dream of publishing his thoughts in “The diary of a gentleman racer".
Nick is a Dealer trained master mechanic with a passion for motor racing. Having trained under Mercedes he then moved on to the Arden team setting up their new Renault World Series challenge. He then went to Red Bull F1 gaining huge experience at the highest level.
After 4 years in the F1 Circus he took up a management position at Base Performance Simulators running and developing the business. Nick joined Tolman in 2018 and now manages the day to day running of the company and drives new business.