The People

2014 saw Paul Auston DL , the late Al Peel and Michael ‘Spike’ Milligan getting their heads together and coming up with the idea. This allowed them and fellow race drivers to indulge their love of classic and GT sports cars on track at Goodwood with a number of like-minded friends and an invited wider audience raising some badly needed funds for the charities supported.

Paul Auston

Paul Auston

Paul is the Founder of Checkmate based in Kent, Wiltshire and Vietnam.

He has served as Trustee and then Chair of a children’s hospice based in Kent, Sussex and South East London and is now an honorary Vice President.

He has been a Trustee of a Royal Navy charity based in Portsmouth and is a member of the White Ensign Association. He has served to raise funds for the restoration of Canterbury Cathedral and currently sits on the appeal group raising funds for Royal British Legion Industries who support through employment, those needing relief.

One of Paul’s passions is his love of classic and thoroughbred sports cars. Combining racing historic cars at various competitive events and charity lead to the creation of Classics on Track for Children.

Paul’s partner Jenny shares his enthusiasm and gets involved both on the day and behind the scenes.

Michael 'Spike' Milligan

Michael 'Spike' Milligan

Dr Spike (Michael) Milligan trained at St Thomas Hospital and went on to specialise in obstetrics and gynaecology as a consultant in the East Kent Area.

He has been in historic racing since 1978, with MG’s, Connaught and HWM Jaguar.

On retirement he moved to live near Goodwood (close to the circuit he loves and so close to his heart). He is a trained ARDs instructor and gives private tuition at the circuit.

Spike has competed in every Goodwood Revival since the event started in 1998 and has been a regular competitor at the Goodwood Members Meeting, sprints and hill climbs around the UK.

He is a founder member of Lavant and Boxgrove Motor Club whose membership comprises an eclectic bunch of motorsport enthusiasts mainly in the West Sussex area.

He was Chairman of the West Sussex Area of Cruse Bereavement Care, a charity that delivers much needed support for all ages including children. Spike is married to Patricia, a fellow doctor and has two adult children.

Jan Harding

Jan Harding

Jan has been involved in the world of design, advertising and marketing in both a creative and project management capacity, and more latterly on a project-led consultancy basis.

She has volunteered with various motorsport and wildlife charities and is Chair of the board of trustees for Spinal Track, a charity providing track and rally driving experiences in specially adapted cars for disabled drivers.

Jan has a love of historic racing, classic cars and is often to be found at Goodwood along with Andy her partner, a Porsche dealer principle. Hence her being asked 5 years ago by Paul and Spike to join them to organise and administer the Classics on Track for Children charity track days. Without her unfailing sense of humour and hard work the days event would simply not happen.