Brian Palmer

Brian hails from London before moving to Broadstone in 2017. He has enjoyed a varied career, very little of which he seemed to plan, including spells in Local Government, the publishing industry as a motoring writer of classic and modern cars – on Classic Cars magazine and then as a freelance – then gained a qualification in garden design and ran a business for a while, before being elected as a local councillor within an inner London Borough. He was a councillor for sixteen years, serving on the quasi-judicial Planning Committee for the whole of that time – for four years as Chairman – and was a substitute on the Licensing Committee.

Brian’s first motoring love was the Riley marque, owning a pre-war Kestrel 9hp and several postwar Rileys before ending up with his beloved Roadster – he was an early member of the newly-formed Riley RM Club and then Secretary in the early Seventies. He was also an early member and then Chairman of the GCCG – named National Car Club of 2019 – for twenty years. Brian owned two pre-war Lagonda models and now has a 1954 Rolls-Royce Silver Dawn and a 2000 model Seraph. During his time as a motoring writer, first with Classic Cars magazine and then as a freelance, he was lucky enough to drive a great many exciting and famous cars.
Since moving to Broadstone he has indulged in his passion for gardening, travel, and is a regular patron of The Lighthouse in Poole. Brian and Keith converted their Civil Partnership, gained on the first day on 21st December 2005, to marriage on 19th January 2022 as they entered their 45th Anniversary together.