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Car Technician: James ‘Chelsea’ Woolley

DSC_0314Name: James “Chelsea” Woolley

Hometown: Originally London, Currently Coventry

Hobbies & Interests: Working on my personal projects such as my 1983 Ford Fiesta. Motorcycle riding and mechanics, Bicycles. Racecars!

Very much enjoy music and maybe one day going back to making it again when time allows!

Most of all going away and exploring the world with my amazing girlfriend! enjoying the simple things like going for walks and enjoying nature

Motorsport Career: Three seasons with Century Motorsport! Starting off as number 3 mechanic and tyre boy all the way through to my current position as number 1 mechanic on the British GT4 #40 car!

Two years as number #1 mechanic in the MRF challenge winter series

Favourite Event: As a fan: Le Mans 24hrs, nothing quite like endurance racing – Working: Spa Francorchamps British GT, Amazing place and track

Favourite Race Car: Nissan Deltawing (Pure innovation)

Best Result: Tom Oliphant’s superb 2015 Ginetta GT4 Supercup championship victory! Proud to have been number 2 mechanic on that car

Current Road Car: Mitsubishi Carisma AKA the Century Bass Wagon!

If you could have any road car, what would it be and why? A very hard question for a car-obsessed individual! as a project, it would be
-Rear wheel drive
-Front-engined
-80s
-Ford or JDM
-Powerfull

So would really be between a MK3 Ford Capri with a V8 or a Nissan 280z with an engine swap and turbo. But I can never really make up my mind!

Being more realistic for a daily driver I’d have an Audi RS6 Estate as I love estate styling and practicality with sleeper status of being ridiculously fast for a family car!

Whats on your iPod: Have been very must into electronic music since teenage! so a lot of Future House music and Liquid Drum and Bass. However there’s just about everything on there from Blues, Heavy Metal, Rock, Indie, Rap and Grime!

The most random thing you carry in your Toolbox / Laptop Bag to events?! My toolbox is pretty much 100% relevant and setup for the task in hand! But the best I can think of is a Ford Badge stuck to the lid and a tool for draining a Peugeot 106’s gearbox oil made from an old bolt!

Tell us something surprising about yourself? I have somehow managed to gain a 2:1 in my Motorsport Engineering Degree while being so dyslexic I can barely even write this profile!