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Charlie Postins grew up in Coventry, England. His father Bill Postins was a touring car racer and his grandfather Ted Loades founded Abbey Panels responsible for Jaguar C-type prototypes and the XJ220. ChaCharlie raced karts, Formula First, and a Renault Clio. In his early career he was an automotive clay sculpture working at design studios for Saab, Audi, VW, Rolls Royce and Porsche. He worked at Nissan Design America in La Jolla, California for ten years. Today Charlie has dusted off his helmet and competes as much as possible with fellow Cars Yeah guest Cameron Evans and recently won his class at the Thunderhill 25 Hour race. When he’s not on the track Charlie runs a successful pet food business, The Honest Kitchen, with his wife and team where they produce human grade food for pets.
“There’s always something to be done.” – Charlie’s grandfather
“If you’ve got it at home, bring it.” – Charlie’s father regarding racing
CAREER & LIFE CHALLENGES
Learning to deal with having dyslexia.
Receiving confirmation from a competitor that they wanted to purchase the company after only a month in business.
FIRST SPECIAL VEHICLE
A Suzuki Alto
BEST AUTOMOTIVE ADVICE
Win at the slowest possible speed. You’re either on the gas or on the brakes.
Crashed and Byrned by Tommy Byrne*
Flat Out Flat Broke: The Original Stig by Perry McCarthy
PARTING WORDS OF ADVICE
Never say no, keep on going, and where there is a will there’s a way.