Auto Vivendi was formed in 2005 as écurie25 Supercar Club. Fast forward to the now and we are the world’s largest and longest continually-established Supercar Club.
Driven by the current management since 2010, the Club was rebranded in 2014 as Auto Vivendi. Since then, we have acquired several businesses including Vmax200, CLUBGT and RS Academy and we are now a global leading provider of supercar lifestyle events as well as the provision of supercars for shared or ‘fractional’ use.
We are innovators in our field and we love what we do. After all, the world is our playground and we are surrounded by beautiful supercars, wonderful adventures and fantastic people. We are the lucky ones and we like to think that it shines through in all that we do.
“Bungee jumper & wannabe global pop star.”
Richard is a globe-trotting Chartered Accountant who has swapped his days of bungee-jumping in Greece and working for PwC, for life in the fast lane at Auto Vivendi!
Richard’s dream is to host an event which combines champagne, cars, and singing, so don’t be surprised if you get an invite to the first AV Karaoke Evening at some stage – the rest of the team advise you to politely decline!
Richard says that choosing his favourite car is liked being asked what his favourite chocolate bar is (and believe us, he likes them all!). However, his favourite driving adventure was taking the Lamborghini Aventador SV Roadster through the stunning scenery and mountain passes of the Slovenian National Parks.
“Life is tough... I used to be an oil broker.”
Craig is a former city oil broker who also founded Vmax200 the supercar top speed event. Craig’s favourite drive was a hoon to Monaco in his classic Porsche 911, although his favourite top speed run was a 225 mph blast down a runway!
Craig runs the club’s auto events and our marketing and social media. Craig lives on an island and actually believes he could be the next short Welsh James Bond.
"Helping people around the world spend their kids' inheritance."
Joss re-joined Auto Vivendi in 2014 after plying her trade around the world for the last 4 years, running a sister supercar club in New York as well as helping to launch Clubs in Australia. As so often happens with birds who have been released in the wild, Joss found her way home and is now safely back where she belongs – in the Auto Vivendi Events & Experiences team! Joss’ favourite car is the 458 Spider because like her, it’s highly tuned and expensive to maintain – the perfect fit for the Club then! Oh and she likes horses.
"Living the Dream"
James handles all our design needs! He dabbles in our events, too. When he’s not fixing up PDF’s or tampering with the website, James spends his time scaling mountains and climbing sheer cliff faces. At the age of 20, he’s got a while to wait until he’s behind the wheel but rumour has it he has a clock counting down to his 25th birthday…
"Where's my chopper"
The former tank commander, helicopter pilot and cavalry swordsman, James is the Auto Vivendi team member who can probably handle himself best!
After an adrenaline-fuelled life travelling the world at the expense of the British taxpayer, James is our new ‘Special Projects’ division.
James’ passions are his German Shepherd (not the dog, he has a sheep-farmer friend who lives near Frankfurt), supercars and the Scottish Highlands. James also rather bravely claims to be a better singer than Richard!
All we know is, we are already planning where we can put the helipad at the Clubhouse!
"I'm not old, I've just got more stories than anyone else"
Now on his third stint with Auto Vivendi, Simon has been lured away from the Club by the thrill of the British Superbike Championship on two occasions. However, he has finally realised that he does not stand a chance with the grid girls there so has returned to the greener pastures of the Club to play his trade.
Simon is known internally as ‘Boomerang Boy’, however, only Carbon Black members get to find out why!
"My other job is a Forex Trader"
Kasim ‘Kas’ Hussain started working for the Club in 2013 as a delivery driver, after leaving his previous job of chasing criminals and building ties with the community whilst working for the Metropolitan Police. Kas fell in love with the Club and the great team that make it happen (we are not fooled and know it’s all about the cars!), and he is now responsible for keeping our supercar collection in pristine condition and ensuring the smooth-running of member bookings. Some say he has the dream job and that he was born with a full beard, all we know is that he is called Kas…
"I drive supercars and live on a boat called Juanita"
Simon swapped his days building McLaren’s for an altogether more travelled experience running our car transport service.
Simon wakes to the sound of water lapping against the side of his boat on the Thames most mornings which is why he is one of the most relaxed people we have ever met in the world of supercars!
After three years of working with us, Lucy still gets confused when we ask her how Jonny is.. That says it all. Our 20-year-old darling had her first ever driving lesson in a Ferrari (it had to be done!) and luckily she survived and continues to be our book-keeper extraordinaire.
But be warned, we are told (by her, no less!) that her father is huge and is a nutter…