Raising funds for Her Grace The Duchess of Richmond and Gordons beneficiary children's charities in West Sussex


2014 saw Paul Auston DL and Michael ‘Spike’ Milligan getting their heads together and coming up with the germ of an idea. This allowed them to indulge their love of classic and GT sports cars on track at Goodwood with a number of like-minded colleagues, and at the same time raise some well needed funds for the charities they supported.

Paul Auston

Paul Auston

Paul is the Founder of Checkmate Group, a safety and engineering company based in Kent, Wiltshire and Vietnam.

He served as Trustee and then Chair of Demelza House, a children’s hospice based in Kent, Sussex and South East London for 6 years, and on retiring was elected honorary Vice President.

A trustee of The Royal Navy and Royal Marines Children’s Fund based in Portsmouth, Paul also served on the development group raising funds for the restoration of Canterbury Cathedral.

One of Paul’s passions is his love of classic and thoroughbred sports cars, campaigning at various competitive events, and the natural progression was to combine this with his charitable fundraising activity, hence Classics on Track for Children was born.

Michael 'Spike' Milligan

Michael 'Spike' Milligan

Dr Spike (Michael) Milligan trained at St Thomas Hospital and went on to specialise in obstetrics and gynaecology as a consultant in the East Kent Area.

He has been in historic racing since 1978, with MG’s, Connaught and HWM Jaguar.

On retirement he moved to live near Goodwood (close to the circuit he loves and so close to his heart). He is a trained ARDs instructor and gives private tuition at the circuit.

Spike has competed in every Goodwood Revival since the event started in 1998 and has been a regular competitor at the Goodwood Members Meeting, sprints and hill climbs around the UK.

He is a founder member of Lavant and Boxgrove Motor Club whose membership comprises an eclectic bunch of motorsport enthusiasts mainly in the West Sussex area.

He is Chairman of the West Sussex Area of Cruse Bereavement Care, a charity that delivers much needed support for all ages including children. Spike is married to Patricia, a fellow doctor and has two adult children.

Jan Harding

Jan Harding

Jan has been involved in the world of design, advertising and marketing in both a creative and project management capacity, and more latterly on a project-led consultancy basis.

She has volunteered with various motorsport and wildlife charities and is Chair of the board of trustees for Spinal Track, a charity providing track and rally driving experiences in specially adapted cars for disabled drivers.

Jan has a love of historic racing, classic cars and is often to be found at Goodwood, hence her being asked 5 years ago by Paul and Spike to join them to organise, run and administer the Classics on Track for Children charity track days.

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