Best known for his adventures in "Mildred" the Mini, Neil Burgess became the last person to take an original Mini to class wins in both the British and World Rally Championships, and only the second driver to do both.
Not only accomplished in the rally driving seat, Neil has also co-driven in the British Rally Championship, achieving high class finishes including a second in class on Rally Barbados and winning the team award on the British round of the WRC, Rally GB.
Rallying aside, Neil has raced, achieving first novice in his championship, sprinted to a class win and drove a motorised bed to an outright win as a team leader on a Scrapheap Challenge Roadshow.
Neil has also been in demand driving in a variety of roles, from performance driving instruction to driving displays at the British Motor Show. Some of his more adventurous tasks have involved driving the World's Fastest Sofa though the City of London and a variety of other motorised vehicles with a selection of celebrities on board.
When not in a car Neil works as part of the media team on several rounds of the World Rally Championship. In the past, he has been Deputy Press Officer for Rally Isle of Man, a photographer for Jakob Ebrey Photography and has worked on high profile events such as the British Grand Prix, Wales Rally GB and the US CART series whilst working full time for one of the UK's leading motor industry PR companies.
Corgi have immortalised Neil's motorsport efforts by making models of his two best known competition cars.