Courtney Steer Interview - The Evolution of Jam Motorsport
Join us for an inspiring chat with Courtney and Aaron from Jam Motorsport, as they reveal how their shared love for water sports and motorsport led to the creation and evolution of their business, along with insights into women in motorsport, Formula 1 drama, and the business side of the industry.
In this episode, we chat with Courtney from Jam Motorsport, who shares her journey from growing up on a farm to discovering her love for motorsport in Sydney. With partner Aaron, they started Jam Motorsport, turning their shared love of water sports and motorsport into a business that has grown from GT racing to a thriving motorsport shop. Courtney also talks about her role in the women in motorsport movement and offers advice to young girls interested in the industry. The couple shares insights into the camaraderie and family ties that make their team unique, along with their thoughts on Formula 1 drama, teams, drivers, and racing culture. Finally, they weigh in on the chaos of Grand Prix ticketing and offer advice to those interested in starting a career in motorsport. From organic business growth to the importance of community, this episode is perfect for those curious about the intersection between passion and entrepreneurship.
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(0:00:02) - Motor Racing and Personal Stories
Courtney shares her experiences travelling, living in London, and the culture shock she experienced.
(0:10:23) - Travelling, City Life, and Motorsport
Courtney experienced city life in Sydney, Australia, working for QuickBooks and developing a love of motorsport.
(0:15:37) - Arrive and Drive Motorsport Business Creation
Aaron and Courtney created Jam Motorsport, offering an 'arrive and drive' service for race car owners, combining Aaron's mechanical engineering background and Courtney's business knowledge.
(0:25:09) - Growing a Motorsport Business
Aaron and Courtney discuss the growth of Jam Motorsport, its revenue sources, and plans for the future.
(0:38:37) - Motorcycle Engines and Women in Motorsport
Jam Motorsport, cost of buying a prototype, running race meetings, Courtney's role in women in Motorsport, and exploring the movement.
(0:49:09) - Career Opportunities for Women in Motorsport
Courtney and Aaron discuss Jam Motorsport, costs, selecting drivers, and their association with the Shaheen family.
(0:59:42) - Australian Racing Series and Team Dynamics
Jam Motorsport's Aaron and Courtney share their experience in motorsport, discussing cost, success, and advice for young girls.
(1:07:19) - Formula One
Liberty Media's increased driver accessibility, Pierre Gasly's corporate influence, favorite teams/drivers, jet lag, Formula 1 culture, Aaron/Courtney's experiences, and motorsport cost discussed.
(1:15:12) - Grand Prix Ticketing and Pricing Issues
Aaron and Courtney discuss ticket prices for the Australian Grand Prix, Singapore's concert lineup, motorsport business, and Formula 1 changes.