RotaryMotion is a UK-registered limited company located in Foxham, near Chippenham, Wiltshire.
Initially founded in 2011 by Chris and Sara Vidler, RotaryMotion is a UK-registered, limited company located in Foxham near Chippenham, Wiltshire.
When Chris was just 13 years old, his dad came home with a First Generation Mazda RX-7 sporting a bad engine. As a team they stripped, learnt and rebuild their very first rotary engine with great success. From here, a passion for rotary engines was born.
As Chris grew older, he naturally progressed into the Automotive world as an apprentice for Marlborough specialist working on Porsche and Ferrari models before moving across to Mazda's where he became a fully trained Mazda technician - at a crucial time when rotary-powered vehicles were still being built and sold unlike today's technicians.
Focussing on rotary power, Chris continued his working life developing RX-7 engine and rotary engine conversions before the then recently released RX-8's began to show signs of issues and problems - mainly caused by poor mechanical maintenance, failing coils and blocked catalytic converters. Chris naturally transferred his 13B-REW knowledge across to the 13B-RENESIS although as he will confess, there is little similarity between the failings and performance upgrades due to the differences in their design to suit stringent emissions controls and regulations. Thus the experience and knowledge has been adapted and extended to suit the RENESIS engine across all disciplines from normal weekend/daily road use through to advanced on-track and racing exploits.
Sara plays an active role at RotaryMotion from managing admin functions, customer relationship management and invoicing through to parts cleaning, engine stripping and general support roles across the length and breadth of the workshop.
Sara has been a pivotal role at RotaryMotion since inception and continues to help both Chris and George both mechanically and in the development of the business as we take on new and exciting projects and expansion plans.
Finally we can't mention Sara without highlighting the crucial support role she plays through our Race Team Support activities and hospitality - thanks Sara!
George is RotaryMotion's in-house apprentice currently studying a Level 2 Intermediate Apprenticeship in Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair at Trowbridge College. George is a new breed of apprentice building on the falling knowledge and experience of rotary-engines across the automotive sector (try taking your RX model to a Mazda dealer for example!) and is breath of fresh-air to the industry where so many piston-engine mechanics prevail.
George carries a natural enthusiasm for all things rotary and performance and is an ideal complement to the growing team at RotaryMotion. Customer Antony Weeks once proclaimed "I don't trust many people to work on my cars, especially my race cars - but I'm honoured to say George is one of them!" - A glowing reference by all accounts.