Neil rarely turns down an opportunity for an adventure. This has seen him competing in international rallying, flying classic aircraft, modern jet fighters and going solo in a Cessna. He's appeared on the big screen with Hollywood A listers, drunk in the "Queen Vic", been the answer on a BBC TV quiz show, got married in a medieval castle on a tiny island and driven the world's fastest furniture around Piccadilly Circus.



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.


Innovation is key to Neil's approach to technology. As a director of YNiL Ltd, Neil has a very "hands on" approach to the implementation of solutions. Neil has been instrumental in bringing server and mobile based solutions to market.

Neil's technological skills are vast and varied. His most popular skills include:

Some of the companies which have benefited from his innovation:


As an enthusiastic photographer, Neil is an award winning photographer and has been published in the UK national press as well as the specialist motoring media. He's an active member of his local photographic club and currently supports his work for Modern MINI magazine and Mini Magazine by photographic shoots in his studio and out on location. Neil is also a photographer for the Moira Calling music festival in Northern Ireland.


Neil is a published author covering areas such as World championship motorsport, hands-on mechanical articles and IT technology.

Currently employed by several World Rally Champpionship organisers he is also a regular contributor to Modern MINI and Mini Magazine, Neil is also trained in writing press releases.