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

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.

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Mathew Priddy

Head of Auctions and Car Specialist

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.

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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.

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Fraser Smith

Car Specialist

Brought up with a car-mad father, Fraser has been around classic cars since the day he was born. His earliest memories are of playing in his father's BMW 3.0CSL, TVR Vixen and Alpina B6 3.5. A few years spent karting as a youngster and countless weekends spent watching cars at Castle Combe has cemented a huge interest in motorsport and all things with four wheels. Fraser knew he wanted to be involved in the classic car industry since secondary school, specifically auctions, and has spent the past two years working for a competitor. With a huge passion for all classics, mainly BMW/Alpina, Porsche and Ferrari, Fraser is well placed to give you the best advice to maximise the sale value of your car, be it pre-war or modern exotica. When not in the office, Fraser can be found playing golf (badly), attending motorsport/classic car events, or taking part in high level SIM racing competitions.

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Dominic Lake

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.

Edward Bridger-Stille

Car Consultant - Co-founder

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.

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Stewart Banks

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.

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James Good

Car Specialist

Born into a motor racing family, James spent his childhood surrounded by racing cars and competed himself for 18 years in hillclimbing single seaters. His attention to detail and affability with clients, gained him much respect within the industry with over 200 Auctions under his belt both here in the UK and in Europe working for an International Auction house previously. Spare time is taken up by attending motor sport events, playing golf or spending time with his twin daughters.

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John Tomlin

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.

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John Dutton

Car Specialist

Raised in a classic car family John has gone on to spend 38 years in the motor industry with brands such as Jaguar, BMW, Maserati and Ferrari amongst others, so brings a wealth of knowledge to the Historics team. He has also raced vintage and classic cars in the UK and Europe for many years and can still be found chatting to old friends in the paddock !

Touring France in his XK120  is one of his favourite pastimes not to mention enjoying the local produce!

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Jake Perkins

Auction and Accounts Manager

Growing up in a house full of Formula 1 fans there wasn’t a single GP missed on the weekends, along with multiple trips to Silverstone, this really fuelled Jake’s passion for the motorsport world. Jake has over five years of accounting experience, he is a fully qualified AAT member and currently working towards his CIMA qualification. Working with Historics as our Auction and Accounts Manager allows Jake to be surrounded by his passion for motorsport whilst continuing to develop his accounting knowledge.

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Serina Connolley

Head of Departmant

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!

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Duncan Brown


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.

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Daniel Godin

Car Consultant

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.  

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Scott Walters

Client Service Manager

Having a keen interest for speed and sound Scott has fond memories growing up spending most of his weekends at race circuits watching Formula 1, British Touring cars and local hill climbs. A fan of fast Fords such as Cosworth's and Mustangs he is often found scouring the classifieds for his next project. Despite his blue-collar enthusiasm, he has the dream of one day owning an Aston Martin, a true British Classic.

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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.

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Michael Hodges

Head of Press & Advertising

With MPH his initials, it’s no wonder that Michael’s career has been all about cars, cars and more cars… Crashing his father’s at the age of 11 (“the wall moved, honest dad“) was an inauspicious start to what has become a stella career in automotive marketing, representing the likes of BMW, Castrol, Hesketh, Michelin, Mitsubishi, Morgan, Porsche and Renault, both on the road and international racetrack. Things took on a greater classical twist when Michael fronted the media launch of Historics in 2010 and has been part of the growing team ever since. An advocate of classics of all eras, marques and values, if pressed Michael will confess his personal fascination for the whimsical, plus any classic and classic owner with a great story to tell.

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Edward Rising


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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