Name: Peter Macalpine


Department: Research

Role: Yes, he boasts an obscurely niche knowledge of noughties Formula 1 cars and yes, he keeps team Girardo & Co. fuelled with his beautifully crafted coffees. But Peter Macalpine is also a key cog in the research side of Girardo & Co. – a pillar on which, as you know, we place so much value.

It’s the countless historic race meeting Peter visited as an impressionable child which kindled his passion for and knowledge of old cars, particularly those which were born to compete. It’s this infectious enthusiasm and impressive knowledge which never fails to come to the fore every day here at Girardo & Co. – Peter is rarely happier than when he’s showing first-time visitors around Belchers Farm, educating them about the lesser-known details and histories of all the fabulous road, racing and rally cars we have dotted around the site.

He’s also funny. Really funny. If you think Peter’s barista skills are good, you should hear his impressions…

Likes: Lewis Hamilton, the ‘hero handle’ (aka the handbrake), a spot of Minerva-ing

Dislikes: Sad latte art, a clattering diesel