teacher, engineer, plumber and electrician, businessman, sem retired.
Owner of a Peugeot 407, a Lancia HPE Volumex, Lancia Evo9, Lancia
Rallye 037,Mitsubishi Magna, Mitsubishi Verada GTVi AWD Sprintex
supercharged, Mitsubishi Triton, and part owner of a McLaren historic
CanAm car and a partially completed Birkin clubman.
I have owned a number of yachts that were charter boats operating out
of Glyfada in Greece but have recently divested myself of them after
taxation rules in Greece were revised.
Father of 2 children and happily married to a wonderful ex ballet
dancer and executive businesswoman.
We own a a couple of houses in our immediate area, and live in a
waterfront home on the Georges River. We also own a small cottage in
Methven NZ and a small condo in Val d'Isere in the french alps.
My sporting achievements are wide and varied, having won a couple of
Australian champs, a number of State champs, participated in 2
Admirals Cup series and ocean races worldwide. I have raced many
varied cars the most challenging and exciting being the McLaren, the
most fun was the Canstel Clubman that built when I was still in High
Worst experiences of my varied life have been wrapping myself and my
Porsche Carrera around a pole in Sydney's southern suburbs which
required just short of 9 months of care before I was able to walk
again, I still suffer pain from the injuries to my back, hip and
shoulder...and the reason I gave up motor racing.
And being washed off the foredeck of a racing yacht at night some 15
miles of the Eastern coast of Australia. The boat was surfing large
seas under spinnaker at the time and my harness parted under the
strain. I was rescued only by the superior seamanship of a very close
friend who unfortunately died of cancer a couple of years back, my
wife an I dropped everything to be at his bedside in France.
I have done all this and much more in my 56 years on this earth and
whether you believe it or not is totally irrelevant...I really don't
give a **** except to say that any one of you, with the exception of a
notable few, can do what you want by working at it.
Just think, one day YOU could be the brunt of jokes because some
arseholes whose main claim to fame is that they post in
a newsgroup, CAN'T believe that YOU are where you are.
Oh and I won't be around for a couple of weeks...I'll be skiing.