Number 2 race mechanic
R S Williams Ltd was started in 1968 by Richard Williams after leaving Aston Martin where he served his apprenticeship.
The company grew from strength to strength during the 1970s and 1980s servicing, selling and racing Aston Martin cars.
Richard enjoyed much success in the competitive world of motor racing with Project 212 and Mike Salmon, DBR1/1 and of course DB4s. During this time Richard also managed various Le Mans teams; running the Nimrods in 1982/3/4, the Ecurie Ecosse C2s in 1985/6/7 – becoming World C2 Sports Car Champions in 1986 – and running the Aston Martin Works Group C Team in 1989.
In 1990 the business moved to our Cobham workshops which have expanded to become one of leading engineering companies in the Aston Martin world.
Neil Thompson, who is a director of the company, joined Richard after leaving school and has worked with him for over 40 years.
We have built up a dedicated workforce with vast experience in Aston Martin servicing, fabrication, engineering and race preparation.