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“Decades of experience, total dedication”

Gary Potts - Pilote Classics Ltd

Gary Potts • Director

From my early childhood, I have been immersed in the motor retail industry due to my father’s influence. I had lots of opportunities to visit countless garages on weekends and learn first hand what was required to give exceptional customer service. This experience also allowed me to view some outstanding cars…

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From my early childhood, I have been immersed in the motor retail industry due to my father’s influence. I had lots of opportunities to visit countless garages on weekends and learn first hand what was required to give exceptional customer service. This experience also allowed me to view some outstanding cars, and if that was not enough, the driveway at home always had something equally as exciting. I have fond memories of Mercedes 300 SL Gullwings, Ferrari F40’s, Jaguar XJ220’s and my personal favourite, the Aston Martin V600 Le Mans.

I followed in my father’s footsteps without hesitation into the automotive sales industry working for leading brands such as BMW/MINI and Mercedes.

Most recently I worked as Sales Manager for a world renowned specialist car dealership, looking after their Aston Martin, Classic Car and Morgan Motor Car franchise sales departments. During that period, I was fortunate to sell cars such as the iconic Aston Martin DB models and an exceptional Ferrari 246 GT Dino with Ferrari Classiche Certification.

As I’ve intimated on the “About Pilote” page, I want Pilote to be your first port of call when considering the purchase or sale of your classic, sports or prestige car, so come and see us soon, and see why we’re so excited.

Jonny Potts - Pilote Classics Ltd

Jonny Potts • Director

For as long as I can recall, I have been fascinated by anything with an engine and wheels, in fact, sometimes just an engine OR wheels would do.

I was born into a car-mad family; my father was (and still very much is) in Motor Retail, and my brother had a pile of car magazines as tall as a house.

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For as long as I can recall, I have been fascinated by anything with an engine and wheels, in fact, sometimes just an engine OR wheels would do.

I was born into a car-mad family; my father was (and still very much is) in Motor Retail, and my brother had a pile of car magazines as tall as a house.

I started my career in Motor Retail at 19 and have worked in sales for Mercedes, Mazda, Vauxhall, Chevrolet, Fiat and Hyundai, most recently, managing a sales team at a prestige and performance centre.

This last position linked my experience in motor sales with my passion for fast, luxurious cars. I take a great deal of pride in my work, sourcing the best cars with impeccable history, stunning specification and where possible, in ‘like new’ condition.

My five car garage…

  • BMW M5 Competition (daily)
  • Ferrari 360 Stradale Challenge (weekend car)
  • Porsche 911 991 Turbo S (daily sports car)
  • Mercedes-Benz 300SL (classic car)
  • PAGANI HUAYRA (bonkers car!)
Graham Robertson - Pilote Classics Ltd

Graham Robertson • Preparation Manager / Detailer

Detailing isn’t a job; it’s a passion, an obsession.

Knowing the transformation you can achieve within a project and delivering it to a consistently high standard isn’t a level you just arrive at.

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Detailing isn’t a job; it’s a passion, an obsession.

Knowing the transformation you can achieve within a project and delivering it to a consistently high standard isn’t a level you just arrive at.

You strive towards it and must work hard to maintain it.

From starting my own mobile business in the early days to becoming Head Detailer at one of the largest detailing outfits in the North of England and gaining my Gtechniq accreditation, my ten years of experience has given me the chance to work on an eclectic mix of some of the most prestigious cars on the road. Prestige vehicles are in my DNA.

Couple this experience with four years in the motor trade as a Sales Executive, with over nine-hundred cars sold, I have gained all the necessary insight to customers’ levels of expectation for their new car, even if the car itself is not brand new.

All of the above has led me to this point and I’m proud to be a member of the Pilote family.

I’ll be just as proud to see you driving away in your new car, knowing that the high standards both Gary & Jonny demand on behalf of their clients will have been met, each and every time.

If you are in the showroom and have a question regarding the stages of preparation your potential new car will have gone through, or even how best to maintain its looks once you drive away, come and say hello. I’m always happy to help.

Anthony Place - Pilote Classics Ltd

Gary Morrison • Head of Media & Marketing

Gary is our in-house media specialist. If you’re a keen follower of our social media you will be well aquatinted with Gary’s handy work.

A lifelong motoring enthusiast who entered the world of automotive…

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Gary is our in-house media specialist. If you’re a keen follower of our social media you will be well aquatinted with Garys handy work.

A lifelong motoring enthusiast who entered the world of automotive journalism as a means of encountering and experiencing the cars he has always dreamed of driving with a particular love for classic race cars.

Gary recognises the importance of storytelling, after all, every great car has a great story, particularly anything classic and Gary loves to show the colourful characteristics and fascinating details of everything we have in stock.

Gary’s ideas often take us to scenic parts of the country, being a keen hillwalker with 8 years in the Royal Marines under his belt, his filmmaking ideas can often be slightly extreme causing us to reign him in, its safe to say he wouldn’t have a problem showcasing a landrover in a snowstorm.

Likes – Anything Porsche and Italian driving roads
Dislikes – Musicals and bad coffee

Chelsea Potts - Pilote Classics Ltd

Chelsea Potts • Office Manager

Chelsea started her career in childcare and later moved to the motor trade in various reception and administrative roles. Her earlier experience in Childcare comes in handy for taking on a…

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Chelsea started her career in childcare and later moved to the motor trade in various reception and administrative roles. Her earlier experience in Childcare comes in handy for taking on a motherly role looking after all the Pilote Team. She takes care of everything paperwork wise and will be often the first voice you’ll hear when you call us.

Chelsea has had a fair share of cars and isn’t afraid of some speed, her favourite car we’ve had to drive was the Porsche 911 C2s

Hugo Lutz Atkinson - Pilote Classics Ltd

Anthony Place • Showroom Manager

Although neither of my parents were drivers, from the date I first passed my driving test, I have been obsessed with cars and the freedom, independence and endless possibilities motoring provides.

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Although neither of my parents were drivers, from the date I first passed my driving test, I have been obsessed with cars and the freedom, independence and endless possibilities motoring provides.

My wedding day and the birth of my children aside(!), some of my favourite memories as an adult have had a motoring theme including, riding across the Arizona desert on a motorcycle, seeing Lewis Hamilton win his first Silverstone Grand Prix, meeting Sir Stirling Moss, Nico Rosberg and Jeremy Clarkson, trips to the Nürburgring and some particularly memorable driving holidays in France.

In my free time, I enjoy working on my own small collection of classic and performance cars, and generally restoring cars/bikes to their former glory.

Having recently retired from a career as a commercial insurance broker, I was delighted when Jonny and Gary invited me to turn my hobby into a career by becoming part of the Pilote team. My days are now spent in the showroom dealing with customer enquiries, in the detailing studio helping Graham prepare cars for sale, on location for photoshoots, on-line sourcing rare and discontinued parts, finding specialists to undertake repairs, as well as travelling the length and breadth of the UK to view, collect and deliver some fantastic Pilote cars.

Gary Morrison - Pilote Classics Ltd

Hugo Lutz-Atkinson • Showroom Assistant

Hugo found his love for cars through his love for wheels, he is a very competitive cyclist competing nationally since he was 12 years old, his obsession with facts about cars will trump any 19 year old, its certainly impressive. If its wheel related…

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Hugo found his love for cars through his love for wheels, he is a very competitive cyclist competing nationally since he was 12 years old, his obsession with facts about cars will trump any 19 year old, its certainly impressive. If its wheel related he will definitely be up for a chat about it. He has an imagination full of ideas to do with cars He will sure to be featuring in our videos on his bike.

Likes: flat sixes, manual boxes and itbs
Dislikes: spicy food

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