With a glittering career spanning almost half a century, Tiff Needell is one of the biggest names in the world of British racing. From humble beginnings at a Brands Hatch driving school in 1970, Needell scaled the racing ladder from Formula Ford through Formula 3, all the way to motor racing’s premier competition, Formula 1. He has competed in some of the world’s most famous and challenging races, including the Belgian Grand Prix and 24 Hours of Le Mans.

After retiring from professional racing, Tiff embarked on a successful media career, presenting popular car shows Top Gear and Fifth Gear and writing for leading car magazines. He even had the dubious honour of being the suspected identity of The Stig!

Tiff will be in conversation to discuss his fascinating career and reveal just what it is like to be at the very centre of the driving world.

About The Speaker

Tiff Needell

Tiff Needell is a former racing driver, television presenter, and journalist.  After retiring from professional racing, Tiff has been a presenter of both Top Gear and the first ever incarnation of Fifth Gear.  He was even suspected of being The Stig!

About The Chair

James Baxter

James Baxter is the pre-war record holder at every hillclimb venue in the U.K.  A specialist in all things Frazer Nash and E.R.A. he is a also a qualified hillclimb instructor.   James regularly drives Monza Alfas E.R.A and Jaguar D types for customers, and in 2010 won Le Mans Classic.