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    Andrew with the Hailwood Ducati

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    Preparing the imola Bike

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Andrew Cathcart's History

Andrew grew up in a household where motorcycles were the family business.

Brand new prototype machines were the subject of breakfast conversations, motorcycle history was as important a subject to learn as world history was at school, and bike racing was a weekend passion, mainly due to his father’s love of anything to do with two wheels.

Andrew also has his dad to blame when it comes to his special love of the Italian brands, with Ducati, MV Agusta and Moto Morini being the picks of the bunch.

 

 

Andrew's Childhood Passion

Of growing up going racing at the weekends in the family team led him to study Motorsport Engineering at Coventry University where he was part of the Formula Student Team, building a successful car with the rest of the guys involved.
Whilst at university, Andrew was offered a place in the R&D department at Renault F1 in Enstone, Oxfordshire as a work placement where he worked for a summer before realising that four wheels were not for him.

Following that, he was successful in asking for the remainder of his work placement to be carried out working for the short-lived Foggy Petronas World Superbike team, also in the R&D department.

Once graduated, Andrew was asked by Confederate Motorcycles’ CEO, Matt Chambers, to join him in Birmingham, Alabama in getting his company’s B120 Wraith model into production, something he managed to achieve in a short period of time. He then went on to work on Triumph’s factory supported Californian Importer team building bikes that set several class land speed records at the famous Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah, some of which still stand today.

One of these trips to Bonneville gave Andrew a chance meeting with Norton Owner and CEO, Stuart Garner. Garner offered Andrew a job, and he spent the next two years working in the Purchasing Department using his engineering contacts to source parts for the Commando range of products.

In 2012 Andrew and Brook joined up to prepare Alan Cathcart’s 1974 Greenframe race bike together to take along for Alan and Paul Smart to ride at the Imola 40th anniversary of Paul’s legendary win there. During the enjoyable trip to Italy, Brook told Andrew that he had bought back Vee Two and asked him to consider moving to Australia to be his General Manager in Nannup. Andrew successfully obtained a working VISA and made the move in 2013.

  • Working on International Championship-winning race teams since 13 years of age.

  • Known Brook since he was 15.

  • Work placement in the R&D departments of Renault F1 and Foggy Petronas World Superbike teams.

  • Chief Engineer at Confederate Motorcycles putting B120 Wraith project into production

  • Worked in Purchasing Department at Donington Park’s Norton Motorcycles

  • Started as General Manager of Vee Two, now Managing Director.

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