Fiennes Classics are pleased to welcome our new Projects Coordinator, Jason Kew. Jason is not only extremely enthusiastic about his job, he is also a racer with a string of titles to his name. We’d like to take some time to introduce you to him:
Jason started his career at the age of 14 working at T & B Motors in Witney every Saturday, who he then joined full time after leaving secondary school learning to strip cars and gaining experience in online spares sales. After 3 years and using the knowledge he’d gained at T&B, Jason moved to Kernahan’s Witney in the Parts Sales Department dealing with vehicles including MG, Rover and Ford. After 2 years there, Jason moved to Flightline Support, building aviation refueling equipment and vehicles. His experience ranged from health and safety to managing worldwide spares sales and working on the vehicles themselves. Jason went onto spend over 13 years with the company, managing projects, becoming Stores and Procurement Manager and watching it grow from just 10 employees in a small base, to 60 staff members in bigger premises and all the time providing first class service to their customers. The latest stage in his work life is moving to us at Fiennes.
That’s Jason’s work background, but what about his racing life that we mentioned at the beginning?
Since his childhood, Jason has been spending his weekends and any free time he has on the race track or under the bonnet of his car preparing for a race. At the age of 10 Jason went to his first meeting at Standlake Arena to compete in the Junior Minis Classics. Racing every 2 weeks under the guidance of his father, also a racing champion, Jason became the Junior Mini Champion for South East Grass Track Organisation in 2001.
But he wasn’t going to stop there and his next venture was into 2 Litre Hot Rod Racing. He started competing at 16 years old across the UK and Ireland and in 2008 came 5th in the Hot Rod World Championships.
From that platform, Jason moved up to the National Hot Rod division in 2009. This is the pinnacle of oval racing in the UK. He has qualified for the World Championships every year since. To succeed at this level requires practice, skill and commitment, all of which Jason has in abundance. The results of this have been 3rd place at the British Championship in 2011, 2nd place at the World and National Championship in 2013, and he was National Hot Rod European Champion in 2019. He is also competing in the World Championships in a few weeks’ time.
Having followed his father’s footsteps, racing continues to be in the family blood as Jason’s son, Finley, becomes the 4th generation to step onto track and at 10 years old, Finley is already making a name for himself. You can read all about his success here.
With such passion and dedication in not just his work life, but in his racing career for both himself and his son, Fiennes Classics are proud to welcome Jason to the Fiennes family as Project Coordinator.