Rimstock 30 Years In UK Manufacturing // Matt Neal
The Rimstock Plc Group of companies is a worldwide organisation supplying high quality products to a global customer base. The company was founded by Steve Neal, the farther of the famous British racing driver Matt Neal, who is also the company marketing director. Rimstock is notably known for its leading aftermarket alloy wheel brand ‘Team Dynamics’, distributing its products via its loyal customer base in over 40 countries worldwide. It is approved by and supplies a host of the leading OEM vehicle manufacturers including Aston Martin, Bentley and VW.
I (Tom) first met Matt Neal at the 2013 Autosport International show who kindly took time out from his sponsor, media and other work related duties to have a chat. Understandably it was only a brief conversation, but after sending a few e-mails back and forth, 12 months later I was back at Autosport International with the Team Dynamics keyrings you can see above. The keyrings were based on their most popular Team Dynamics Pro Race 1.2 wheels and proved to be a real hit.
Since then we have built a fantastic relationship and produced a couple more items together in a relatively short period of time. These include the Rimstock keyrings, again sporting the ever popular Team Dynamics Pro Race 1.2 wheels and the 30th year anniversary keyrings and enamel badges, both pictured above.
Being a company that has manufactured items for over 40 years, it’s great to see other British companies achieve such a significant milestone, a massive feat not only for Rimstock, but for British manufacturing considering the market and competition from overseas.
It’s always great to meet up and work with Matt, as despite being a triple BTCC champion and easy to work with, he’s a proper genuine bloke (and a pretty quick one too)!