The Historics Team

Historics offers a service that is built around the customer. Its staff has extensive backgrounds not only within the classic, sports and vintage car movement but also with people. And it is those people that are the focus of this company. What is so often forgotten is that this business, like so many others, revolves around its relationship with its customers. Consequently its members of staff have been hand-picked according to their knowledge and their desire to provide a friendly, efficient and cost-effective service.

Mark Perkins
Mark Perkins Chief Executive Officer

Co-founder of Historics, Mark continues to be the driving force behind the company's success. His relentless desire for perfection, boundless energy and infectious enthusiasm have ensured that Historics has gone from strength to strength over the last ten years. He also finds time to run Step Property Ltd with his two brothers, and enjoys driving around Ascot in his Batmobiles to promote his other company, Character Cars. 

Mathew Priddy
Mathew Priddy Senior Car Specialist and Head of Business Development

With a father who worked at both Jaguar and Porsche, it was only natural that Mathew should follow the motoring bloodline and study to be a car designer, cutting his teeth at Porsche.  After a brief spell away from the car industry in media and marketing, Mathew was soon lured back by his first love, starting a small collection of his own and setting benchmark prices for clients on a regular basis.  With his media knowledge combined with a  love for classic and rare cars, Mathew has amassed a worldwide client list and is ideally placed to consign and sell your classic or sports car.

Vicki Butler-Henderson
Vicki Butler-Henderson Historics Brand Ambassador & Auctioneer

Vicki’s vivacious personality, shared by legions of enthusiasts, has come to life through many TV presenter and media roles. A past presenter for BBC ‘Top Gear’, Vicki currently fronts ‘Fifth Gear’ and ITV’s latest classic car show, ‘The Car Years’. Vicki is also host for the weekly Auto Express Podcast, has written for a host of motoring magazine since the age of 17 and is a much-respected (and speedy) road test motoring journalist.

A long-time devout classic car enthusiast - modern classics being a particular magnet - Vicki is now immersed in the classic car auction world with Historics, whilst continuing to thrill and be thrilled at the wheel of whatever she can get her helmet into, having raced most machines from a Citroen 2CV in a 24-hour race to a Porsche 911in the Carrera Cup GB.

Valérie Haag-Wiles
Valérie Haag-Wiles Head of Department

Born into a car family, Valérie grew up surrounded by classic cars and it was only natural for her to follow into her family's footsteps; she worked over 10 years as the Head of Department at an international auction house in London before joining Historics in 2016. Managing over 200 auctions both in the UK and across Europe, Valérie has gained tremendous knowledge and experience over the years. Fluent in English, French and German, she has a passion for modern and contemporary art.

 

James Good
James Good Senior Car Specialist - Head of Private Treaty

Born into a Motor Racing family, James spent his childhood surrounded by racing cars and competed himself for 18 years in Hillclimbing driving single seaters. His career began in property then to the City and until recently working for an international Classic Car Auction company, valuing private collections of classic road and racing cars. His attention to detail and affability with clients, gained him much respect within the industry. In his spare time, he can be seen on the golf course, at a motor sport event or spending time with his twin daughters.

Dominic Lake
Dominic Lake Senior Car Specialist

Dominic brings 27 years of motor trade experience to Historics having spent most of his career to date at prestigious Mayfair dealerships including Jaguar, Land Rover and Aston Martin.
He has both an impressive client list and many motoring anecdotes which he doesn't need much prompting to share! With a passion for cars and a wealth of experience, Dominic can often be seen at historic classic car events.
When not in the office, he enjoys both rugby and shooting but most of his spare time is spent with his favourite people….his four grandchildren.

Daniel Godin
Daniel Godin Senior Car Specialist

With a family history steeped in all things automotive, it was inevitable that Daniel would one day work within the industry. Obsessed with anything on two or four wheels as a child, and having raced competitively for some years, Daniel's career has always been guided by his passion for motor cars. Having spent a significant time with both an international auction house and classic car dealer, his extensive knowledge of the collectors' car market and transparent approach to dealmaking leaves him well placed to offer advice throughout the auction process. When not in the office, he can often be found playing golf or at historic motorsport events.  

Edward Bridger-Stille
Edward Bridger-Stille Senior Car Consultant - Director

Edward has enjoyed a long and very rewarding career in the classic car auction world and is therefore extremely well placed to continue to contribute towards the ongoing success of Historics. Despite being paralysed following an accident in 2017, he took part in the 2019 London Marathon, is still a keen skier as well as, additionally, learning to fly. He is an avid classic car collector and, in his role as Auction Director, continues to offer Historics' clients a straightforward, pleasurable and profitable experience.

Stewart Banks
Stewart Banks Senior Car Specialist

Stewart has had extensive experience selling luxury cars at the premium end of the market, working for some of the country's most prestigious motor dealers. Having spent over 47 years in the motor trade, he now brings that wealth of experience and enthusiasm to Historics. He has a passion for cars, whether a modern day classic or a fine vintage example. When not in the office he can often be found on the golf course, in the garden or watching his favourite football team.

Serina Connolley
Serina Connolley Client Service Manager

Serina is qualified in customer services and has many years' experience working in retail. She has spent most of her working life in textile and fabric retailing industry becoming both shop floor manager and part of the team which designed and created bespoke interiors. She taught herself dressmaking as a hobby and she now enjoys designing and making costumes for various amateur dramatic societies. Her enjoyment of country music and vintage American cars has taken her on several road trips across America taking in Nashville, Tennessee and Austin, Texas as well as many more destinations. Her favoured mode of transport is,of course, a 1960 Chevrolet Corvette!

John Tomlin
John Tomlin Senior Car Consultant

With over 40 years involvement within the classic and sportscar world, John brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the Historics team. He has an encyclopaedic knowledge of pre-1970s Rolls-Royce and Bentley motor cars, a love for the early Ferraris and has been involved with the sales and restoration of most types of European marques. Often seen at the major historic motorsport events such as Goodwood and at Silverstone.

William Penrose
William Penrose Car Consultant

A lifelong classic car enthusiast, Will had his first taste of the classic car market when he sold his first classic aged eleven. He has been heavily involved in motorsport for the past 15 years and having experience in both building and restoring road and race-winning cars.
Will’s depth of knowledge and passion for classic cars together with his broad contact base positions him well to give accurate and honest advice to his clientele. He can often be found at the weekend on the racetrack in his TVR Grantura.

Fabian Hine
Fabian Hine Director of Auctioneers

An experienced and well respected classic car auctioneer, Fabian brings many years of knowledge to the Historics rostrum. He has been instrumental in selling everything from racehorses to helicopters including the odd Bugatti and, perhaps one of the most famous cars in the world, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. A keen supporter of charity work, he flies all over the world doing charity auctions for Formula 1 and the famous children's charity CLIC.

 

Edward Rising
Edward Rising Senior Auctioneer

Edward was one of the main auctioneers at Sotheby's who conducted many high profile Fine Art auctions in their famous Bond Street Galleries including the collection from the estate of the late Gianni Versace which sold for £7,400,000.  Edward now conducts Fine Art Auctions around the world as well as dedicating much of his auctioneering experience to raising money for charity. He learnt to drive in a 1968 Ford Mustang with a three speed gearbox before family needs took over!

Duncan Brown
Duncan Brown Auctioneer

With a father who drove a wartime Jeep every day throughout his childhood, Duncan was destined to catch the classic car bug. He restored his first car, a VW Beetle 1303 at the age of 16 and has built many more since. When not on the rostrum or tinkering in the garage he enjoys track days in his Lotus 7 and rides out on his motorcycle.

Duncan brings 25 years auction experience and has conducted classic car auctions at venues including The Amelia Island Concourse d’Elegance, The Indianapolis Motor Speedway and Circuit of the Americas.

Emma Smith
Emma Smith Director of Digital and Media Relations

Coming from a big motoring family, Emma has grown up with cars being a large part of her life. With a passion for photography, Emma gained a degree in Media with Photography and her career includes a decade spent at Getty Images, where she worked with global brands and world leading creators of digital content; a personal highlight being part of the team covering the Royal Wedding and the 2012 London Olympics. Emma’s other skills include photo editing, creative research and content creation, social media and customer service. When not in the office most of Emma’s time is spent with her family, she has two young sons who keep her busy!

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