The British GT Fans Show is the brainchild of Nick Smith, a time served journalist and photographer focused on the Intelligent Money British GT Championship. A monthly show and podcast, in partnership with British GT Fans. It covers all aspects of the series, real world and digital in a magazine format. Alongside Nick, Gaz, Matt and Andrew from the British GT Fans organisation and Sara, our presenter and tame non-fanatic, appear regularly to discuss the latest news.
The editorial policy of the show is set by Nick and Sara. The show is produced by Sara’s Stormvixen Creative Media Consultancy alongside Nick’s RPS Driven Media Ltd.
You can read more about the team below.
Nick Smith has been a member of the motorsport press pool since 2010 when he created Racing-Report.com, covering all types of motorsport. In 2012 Racing-Report.com closed and Nick moved to working with TheCheckeredFlag.co.uk, for whom he still works.
During his time as a writer for Racing-Report.com he picked up a camera for the first time in anger and has been taking photos of racing ever since. In 2014 he formed The Image Team, which became part of NINE56 Ltd when Nick formed that company to run lorries. 2019 saw NINE56 Ltd close as a major haulage client went into administration. The Image Team went down with NINE56.
Armed with the photo archive and 10 years of experience in the industry, Nick went again with the Racing Photographic Service, which in 2020 incorporated as a limited company and became RPS Driven Media Ltd, reflecting the wider range of services offered.
Sara Smith is our producer and presenter, running the mixing desk during episode recordings and assisting Nick with the marketing efforts for the show. Sara has a history in the creative industries, working with book publishers, events producers and theatrical productions.
In 2020 Sara formed the Stormvixen Creative Media Consultancy. The British GT Fans Show is Stormvixen CMC’s first major project.
As a Motorsport fan, Sara is pretty new. Aside from watching Formula 1 with the family on a Sunday, motorsport to Sara was this strange thing that her friend Nick obsessed over. Then she watched the 2020 Rolex 24 at Daytona for a bit whilst at Nick’s house, then hunted out the 2020 12 Hours of Bathurst. Nick had unleashed a monster!
A quick study, Sara already knows more about British GT than many casual fans and her knowledge is growing every day. Her role however is to translate for the ‘experts’ on the show, putting Nick, Gaz, Andrew and Matt’s words into normal human.
32 years of motorsport fandom turned to marshalling 9 years ago. Andrew Brightman now serves as Post Chief on British GT and BTCC race meetings throughout the year.
Born in Luton, he moved to Chatteris, near Cambridge and now attends every round of the British GT Championship each year.
Andrew was one of the earliest members of British GT Fans and joined the admin team from the start. He is now co-owner of the group and the driving force behind several of their enterprises, including the Ultimate polls, the BGTF Calendar and the merchandising.
Gaz Jacobs is the third part of the triumvirate that runs British GT Fans. A friend of Andrew Brightman before joining the admin team, Gaz is also 39 years old and a marshal for the British GT Championship.
The dayjob for Gaz is in IT but he also enjoys movies. Gaz is the proud owner and developer of one of the more impressive cases of facial hair in the British GT paddock.