• Question: do you fix cars daily

    Asked by panashe4eva to Andy, Bill, Grant, Kayleigh, Rain on 19 Mar 2012.
    • Photo: Rain Irshad

      Rain Irshad answered on 19 Mar 2012:

      Nope, but I used to spend time with a racing team at in my spare time. They mainly raced classic cars:


      I used to help as crew at some of their races. My favourite was an Aston Martin DB5 they had that was bright orange with white go-faster stripes. A pretty heinous thing to do to an Aston, but it still looked great.

    • Photo: Kayleigh Messer

      Kayleigh Messer answered on 19 Mar 2012:

      Nope I don’t fix cars either! I would be a bit worried working on my own car incase I broke something!

    • Photo: Andrew Hearn

      Andrew Hearn answered on 19 Mar 2012:

      No. But there was a time when my own car kept on breaking down when I lived in Brighton, and I actually became clued up of what’s under the bonnet!

    • Photo: Grant Cairnie

      Grant Cairnie answered on 19 Mar 2012:

      It depends on the day really, I work with a lot of prototype vehicles which means a lot of the parts are new designs and it could be the first time they are used. This means that things can go wrong but not all the time!

      A lot of my job is about problem solving and developing an understanding about exactly how new parts or new software is working then making sure that any problems we do find do not happen again. Sometimes this means working on the car, sometimes in a laboratory and sometimes on a computer.

    • Photo: Bill Price

      Bill Price answered on 22 Mar 2012:

      No I dont. At one time I could fix a car but if you look under a bonnet of a car today (let alone a fantastic Lotus) its more like rocket science than a few simple items that work together………….