Availability - Weekdays and Weekends
Chris has been an IAM member since 1969 and has a vast amount of driving experience having, driven a tractor and cars from age 8, karting from age 11 and racing until about age 40, obtained RAC competition license at 14, rally navigator until age 30, driving around Brands Hatch at age 15/16, competition rallying until age 30, currently drive at Thruxton whenever possible and as a chauffeur, get to drive the best and most expensive cars in the world!
Availability - Weekdays and Weekends
Passed the advanced driving test in 1971 when working in my parents garage business in Sunbury and was a keen follower of rallying and rallycross and all types of motor sport and have been on the committee for a number of years, and a senior observer for the group.
Availability - Weekend Mornings
Alex has been an IAM Member since November 2012, he is a keen addition to group and passed his advanced driving test in June 2013 and progressed to a FIRST qualification in May 2014, qualified as a local observer in Nov 2014 and progressed to a National Observer (maintaining his FIRST) in 2016.
National Observer (Retired)
Availability - None
It is with great regret that we must report that Geoff has retired now due to ill health. We wish him all the best in his retirement.
Geoff, was a National Observer, the founder member of the group in the 80's he was an ADI for 36 years, helping over 2000 people through their driving test. He has had the privilege of being one of 250 grade 6 driving instructors in the UK
It is with great regret to report that Geoff is suffering ill health and is currently in Basingstoke Hospital having had a fall at home. (Updated 16th January 2020)
Geoff, previously a National Observer but now retired, was the founder member of the group in the 80's he was an ADI for 36 years and has helped over 2000 people through their driving test. He has had the privilege of being one of 250 grade 6 driving instructors in the UK
Chairman & Events Coordinator
Responsible for "driving" the IAM Basingstoke group setting up and encouraging all members to take part and be pro-active in group activities and events
Chris has been an IAM member since 1969 and a committee member and observer for his third term as Chairman, he openly encourages a pro-active role in as many outdoor events as we can fit in to promote road safety within the Basingstoke area
James joined the IAM group upon retirement from Motorola, having visted more than 60 Countries and driven in over 40 of them Jim has a real passion for being behind the wheel of a car. Jim has taken over responsibilty for the finances from Gilly, thanks Jim.
Responsible for allocation of Observers and supporting our Associates with their training.
Lindsay who joined the IAM in April 1991, has over 13 years of observing experience and has carried out more than 500 observed drives.
Jenny has taken over from Jim as Vice Chair in preparation to become Chair in line with our succession planning Thank you Jenny. She has a great interest in driving matters and is heavily involved with the Under-17 Car Club helping our youngsters develop an appreciation of driving safely before bad habits develop.
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I passed my Advanced Driving Test in 1992 and have been involved with the Group both as an IAM Member, sometime Observer, Treasurer and Chairman. I enjoy my driving and passed the (then) High Performance Course on the road and at Brands Hatch circuit way back in 1968. I have now fully retired and miss the opportunity to drive and enjoy some very exclusive cars in my part-time role as a chauffeur.