The Formhalls family have always had a keen interest in engineering. Stan Formhalls (Terry’s Father) introduced Terry and his brother Ross to Grass track and engines from a very young age- a welcome distraction for 2 young boys come tear away teens. Stan himself was for many years Southern Centre Vintage grass track champion, and spent most of his life tuning and rebuilding engines. As a result of this, many of FVR's tuning "secrets" have been passed on by Stan, whose expertise has been the result of many years of experimental and development work, pushing engines to their limits in pursuit of their "reliable" maximum.
Terry Formhalls was a former technical adviser to Classic Cars magazine and programme leader for engineering at Southampton City College. He’s the author of "Engine performance analysis" and retired captain of Southern Centre Grass Track Riders Association. Terry is now a fellow of the IMI (Institute of the Motor Industry) and has worked with various charities- including help for Hero’s educating injured war veterans.