The Pilot

Dot and Jim are well travelled; they have been around the globe on several occasions using commercial flights. Usually this has been in connection with business or motorsport events. From 2000 to 2007 they undertook a journey in a motorhome and visited fifty three countries and included forty three states in the United States of America.

In 2004 they wrote the story of their experiences at the 2003 Dakar Rally with an introduction by Ari Vatanan, the multi World Rally Champion. They intend to publish a book about this journey.

They have both published other books, Jim has written thrillers under the ‘nom de plume’ of Marcus Holes and Dots travel stories are under her own name.

From 1979 to 1986 they were the sole importer and distributer for four makes of Italian dirt bikes. During that period their teams won world and major national championships including the BBC Kick Start Series. During this period they worked from an office in Milan.

Until recently they were part of Rally Raid UK, Britain’s largest desert rally team. Rally Raid who have competed in nineteen Dakar’s and most other major desert rallies around the world.are the manufacturer of the Desert Warrior car which has an excellent record in events worldwide.

They were both monthly contributors to motorsport magazines in Australia, Britain and the United States for eight years, until 2006, and specialised in feature articles from around the world.