David Dicker didn’t grow up in a car-loving family. His initial passion was sailing small boats. He started at age 14 and spent 10 years deeply involved in sailing. Like everyone else he knew, he got his driver’s licence at the age 17 and soon discovered how much fun driving was. In those days, the roads were much less crowded, the Police much less aggressive and it was still possible to enjoy a good drive.
By age 20, David had a kit car, a Bolwell Mk7. He spent the next few years working on it, reading all the technical books he could find and generally enjoying both the engineering and the driving. He had nowhere near enough money to even consider motor racing, although he followed it closely.
When David was 25, his interest turned to business and the dreams of building cars were far in the back of his mind for the next 20 years, but never entirely forgotten.