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.

Edward Bridger-Stille
Edward Bridger-Stille Auction 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 drive forward the ongoing success of Historics. He is a keen classic car collector and is committed to offering Historics' clients a straight forward, pleasurable and profitable experience. In his role as Auction Director, Edward's experience and breadth of knowledge has proved invaluable and he remains a key figure in the Historics family.

Mark Perkins
Mark Perkins Director

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 eight 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 Auction Negotiator

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 first 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.

Stewart Banks
Stewart Banks Auction Negotiator

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 40 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.

James Good
James Good Auction Negotiator

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 brings 25 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.


Valérie Haag-Wiles
Valérie Haag-Wiles Auction Manager

Born into a car family, with both her grand-father and father classic car collectors, Valérie grew up surrounded by classic cars, spending many weekends on rallies and attending car auctions with her father. It was only natural for her to follow into her family's footsteps and she worked over 10 years as the Auction and Events Manager at an international auction house in London before joining Historics in January 2016. Managing over 150 auctions both in the UK and across Europe, Valérie has gained tremendous experience over the years in all aspects of the classic car auction world. In her spare time, Valérie has a passion for photography and travelling; she aims to travel to at least one new country every year. Valérie is fluent in English, German and French. 

Serina Connolley
Serina Connolley Office 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 Auction Negotiator

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, you can now also meet him at the Brooklands Breakfasts.

John Williams
John Williams Auction Negotiator, SW England

John has been involved with buying and restoring classic cars since 1974 shortly after joining the Royal Air Force. During his 27 years of service in the RAF, John was also involved in the restoration of historic aircraft and the development of specialist aircraft equipment. This attention to detail stood him in good stead when, after leaving the RAF, he built an internationally respected business dealing with high quality Italian classics such as Alfa Romeo and Maserati.  With an enviable private collection and a clear depth of knowledge and experience, John will cater well for our client base in Wales and SW England.

William Penrose

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.

Gerald Pettit
Gerald Pettit Automobilia

Gerry has over 45 years' experience in the motor trade, repairing and servicing British classics such as Lotus, Morgan and Aston Martin. Since the mid 1980's he has been running his own workshop and retail premises in West London specialising solely in Aston Martin and selling automobilia and collectors' toys. With plenty of experience both buying and selling at auction houses in England and abroad, Gerry has a plethora of valuable contacts and represents a very welcome addition to Historics.

Fabian Hine
Fabian Hine Auctioneer


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 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!

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