Meet the team Neil Calvert
What is your job role at Aston Workshop?
My main role is a service technician on the modern Astons, but I get involved with all Aston models.
Have you always done this?
Yes, my father worked at Aston Workshop for 10 years so I used to come to work with him in the school holidays and my spare time. After serving my apprenticeship with BMW, I had 5 years service with them before starting at Aston Workshop, where Ive now been for 5 years.
Do you have an 'expert' tip for our customers?
Always carry a phone and a fire extinguisher! Im currently working on a fire damaged DB6 and I cant help wonder if it could have been saved with a fire extinguisher.
Whats the best part of your job?
As a real car enthusiast its nice to be able work on such a prestige marque
What is your favourite Aston and why?
Id say an 80s X-pack V8 or a Vanquish S with manual conversion; I think the Vanquish is probably Astons best car ever.
What's the best road you've driven on in our region?
Theres a little B-road near where I live which goes from Stamfordham to Heddon-on-the-Wall
Who is your dream passenger?
Favourite driving soundtrack?
I like any kind of music, but anything by Jamiroquai is good.
What's in your glovebox?
Nothing interesting, rubbish really, but now Ive got a 5 month old baby I suspect therell be a dirty bib or rattle in there somewhere.