Motorsport Heritage

A Note from the Director
The Motorsport Lounge, formerly GroupB Motorsport, was a natural evolution of my own experience as a professional driver. I was lucky enough to travel around the world, competing and working in the top echelons of Motorsport, in F1, Le Mans, WRC, DTM and many more categories.

The Motorsport Lounge is an expression of that period, creating a cool paradise for petrol heads to conduct business, hold private parties, and celebrations.

You don’t need to be a motorsport enthusiast to book the lounge or entertainment areas. The rustic surroundings are ideal for businesses to enjoy staff meetings or business functions; we hope that our decor and car display may inspire some new ideas or initiatives.

Enjoy your time in our establishment.

David Paveley
Managing Director

 

Historically, our company has built, maintained and restored classic and modern competition cars. We are now channelling this experience and focusing on long term storage and maintenance packages for sports, high performance cars and competition cars for like-minded enthusiasts. With the assistance of our sister company North Wales Honda and North Wales Lotus, we are surrounded by technical expertise and specialised equipment to maintain all types of cars.

We are able to offer secure storage and provide a range of complimentary products such as MOTs and continuous health checks, with a complimentary report, and servicing during the storage period.

Please phone 01492875991 or email info@themotorsportlounge.co.uk

 

Who are we?

 
David Paveley
Managing Director

A top 10 ranked International Rally Driver, with a vast experience of testing and development. Dave has competed in every configuration of rally car, quite a few race cars, and developed a number of road cars. Favourite cars competed in were the Sierra Cosworths during his time for Ford Motorsport, and of course the Mitsubishi he has owned for over 20 years. Favourite events competed on are the Circuit of Ireland and the Monte Carlo Rally. The one that got away, The Dakar, so close, but that’s another story for another day. Oh, and then there are the motorbikes, and bass guitar collection…….

 

Steve Hopewell
Partner

The best way to describe Steve is he is very tall, and mad on MK2 Escorts. Steve started competing in a Vauxhall Magnum, before moving to various Escorts and a rear-wheel-drive Fiesta, called Taz. Steve has an enviable collection of MK2 Escorts but his favourite has to be the LHD FIA Historic specification MK2 Ford Escort, in which he competed on the Roger Albert Clark Rally. Steve is also a regular competitor on the BTRDA Forest Championship. Trips to Belgium are also a favourite for Steve, to enjoy the fast-flowing tarmac and the incredible atmosphere created by the Belgian rally fans. Steve is a highly respected automotive consultant traveling the world, completing strategy rollouts and sharing many other nuggets of wisdom about the automotive industry.

 

Sally Paveley
Manager

Sally will be the friendly voice you hear on the other end of the phone. Sally, with the assistance of Sarah, will oversee your event. She will guide you through the facilities tailoring your event package to your needs. Sally and husband Dave have been key in the design of Motorsport Lounge so there really is no one better for the job.

With a wealth of experience in events management, Sally led major sponsors for the WRC around Poland and Spain and organised many Christmas and Summer Fairs for 250 children as the Chair of the PTA in a former life! Whether it’s for your school’s next music venue, a corporate event or a party call Sally on 01492 875991 option 5.

 

Jade Paveley
Marketing

Podcaster, TV presenter, Marketing Manager, Singer and extremely capable race and champion rally driver. Our business built and maintained Jade’s Subaru Impreza Rally car in which she won the 2018 Junior Welsh Tarmac Championship, Class 7 and the legendry King of Epynt title. Jade not only looks after all things digital for the North Wales Motor Co Group, but is often seen behind the wheel of anything with an engine and four wheels. Jade has worked her way through the categories of Junior Karting to the mighty KZ2 gearbox karts in the British Championship, to endurance racing for Mazda Europe to showcasing the Jaguar F Type celebration rally cars for JLR. Jade has had great success in her own Subaru Impreza, but has an appetite to drive any type of competition vehicle and recently completed a run up Shelsley Walsh’s historic Hillclimb in a 1962 Brabham.