Steven McGill, Founder of Central Scotland Car Sales
I have always had a passion for cars and motorsport, which was seen from such an early age whilst out tinkering around in my dad’s garage, always eager to help him repair any car he worked on. I was also keen to make a bit of pocket money, which included helping out with the family landscaping business which saw me learn to drive tractors and trailers from a young age.
This led to me taking a work experience placement at McNicoll Self-Drive in Linlithgow at the age of 15, to which I was offered a full apprenticeship when I left school that summer.
After 4 years of serving my full apprenticeship in mechanical engineering, including weekly attendance at West Lothian College, led me to continue working at McNicoll until the age of 21 years old.
That summer I was offered a job at a local motor factors in Falkirk (Dingbro Ltd). During my 12 years working at Dingbro, I progressed from a Delivery Driver to Transport Manager which entailed maintaining the vehicles and managing staff. In 2012 I made a decision to start my own car sales business with a friend. I continued to work full time at Dingbro for a further year, whilst in the evening building up the business so it was financially ready for me to make the move. In 2013 it was time to leave Dingbro and focus on the new business, which over 4 years proved to be a successful venture partnership. In December 2017 I took the decision to come away from the partnership and pursue this venture on my own to which I registered Central Scotland Car Sales.
I have always had a hobby of buying cars and doing them up to sell. This proved to be a good skill as it helped finance my early years in motorsport, which to this day is still one of my biggest hobbies.
For the last 12 years, I have always had a car for the track and built some very competitive track cars, which even had a magazine feature. My hobby of track days progressed when I spoke with the team manager at Burnett Motorsport about racing in his Legend Racing Team. I went on to have a successful 5 years there, finishing 3rd in the Scottish Championship in 2015 and also being part of a team car that won the 2014 Team Championship.
In September 2016 I decided to start my own Legends Car Race Team. At the end of our 1st season we finished a fantastic 4th overall in the Scottish SMRC, competing with 20 other cars, we have continued to make huge steps forward also narrowly missing out on winning the 2019 Championship, eventually finishing 3rd overall. Again, we take huge pride in prepping the race car, in-house to a very high standard (including through the race weekends) and enjoy competing against other race drivers, with the majority of their cars being looked after by race teams throughout the paddock. I always thrive to compete and achieve the highest standard, and this can be seen throughout the cars we offer in stock and the way we present the business on a day-to-day basis.