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Johnny Greaves started racing at the tender age of just five years old. By 17 he was already contracted to Paton & Black Racing Co, competing on land and sea, from circuit racing and speedway to stock cars, drag cars and offshore power boats. In these early years it wasn't uncommon for Johnny to be found at race tracks even, when the circuits were closed, mentally visualising racing laps.

By 21 he had completed his engineering studies, played state level Rugby Union and survived a stint in the Army. Requiring funding to compete internationally in European, American and United Kingdom Single Seater Formula racing as a prelude to Formula 1 and Indy Car competitions, he began door knocking Sydney real estate agencies. Eastern Suburbs property identity John McGrath immediately recognised a like-minded, driven enterpriser and Johnny became his first salesperson in Woollahra.

Over the next few years with McGrath's, Johnny worked 80 hour weeks to fund his formative international racing career. He attended the world's most sought-after French and English Grand Prix racing schools, whose past alumni include four time World Formula 1 Champion Alain Prost and Indy 500 winner and Formula 1 World Champion Emerson Fittipaldi.

Totally driven, Johnny continually eclipsed motor racing records in England and France. He beat and out-qualified three times British Touring Car Champion James Thompson and finished ahead of multiple World Karting Champion and F1 driver for Stewart Grand Prix Jan Magnusson. At the same time he was still surpassing his real estate clients' expectations in Australia.

Since 2000 Johnny has been in demand at racing circuits around Australia as a trainer and coach for Ferrari, Maserati, Aston Martin, Mercedes, Lexus and Jaguar. He has coached alongside current racers such as F1 Driver Mark Webber and Bathurst winner Jamie Whincup.

Off track, demand has been high for Johnny's sales acumen, client service skills and his specialised property prowess. As McGrath's former strongest auction specialist, Johnny has excelled in sales across extremely diverse fields, from organic vegan food to electricity grid privatisation and automobiles for the UK's Lonrho Group. Continuing his passion for lifelong learning, he is completing a Psychology Degree specialising in Sports and Performance.

Motor racing to Johnny is a unique environment which pushes technology, teams and individuals beyond excellence, all cocooned in a dramatic sporting spectacle. As a multi-faceted, exciting and intense international sport, it transcends nationality, race and religion. Johnny looks forward to extending motor sports' reach by using it as a platform to integrate performance, people, product and services, forming authentic, globally sustainable alliances.

  • Professional Performance Driving Instructor for Ferrari, Maserati, Mercedes, Aston Martin and Lexus. Also a regular instructor for other Prestige Performance Drive Days
  • Driving instructor and corporate host for Mercedes C63 AMG 2008 launch Bathurst, Australia
  • Instructor for Advanced Driver Training course, Supercar Club Australia
  • Professional racing driver coach
  • Qualified automotive engineer
  • Affiliation with HART (Honda Australia Roadcraft Training), on-road defensive "L" and "P" plate RTA qualified instructor
  • Corporate and company OH&S driver trainer