DriveLab is the brain and love child of Alastair, my Dad. He looped me (Brigitte) into his venture because I’m probably the more organised and bossier one of the family (he may be regretting this move now). Together we manage DriveLab.
Notable shout outs go to my brother, Rob – who’s our IT-fix-it-all guru and my Mum, Lynn – our biggest supporter and advisor.
Dad has always loved motorsport. As a kid, back in South Africa, Dad used to race go karts. Just quietly, I reckon he fantasised about being a rally driver as a young man. I think his current fantasy is to be a F1 driver. When Dad isn’t on the VR simulator, he’s building F1 model cars which he has proudly on display in his man cave.
I’ve always had a love for going faster – no matter what form of transport. From the feeling of original horsepower (actual horses!), to being a passenger in Dad’s car when he would race on African dirt roads (don’t tell Mum), to driving his beloved V6, I’m a sucker for experiencing as many horsies I can get.
In 2018 Dad (spontaneously) purchased the VR Simulator after a chance encounter with a friend of Motum Simulation owner, designer and builder, Steve Hoinville. Needless to say, Mum was not impressed as a good chunk of their retirement fund was spent securing the high-spec simulator.
And thus, DriveLab was borne!