Automotive Hall of Fame – Adam Elder – Zestino UK – Team1340

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Automotive Hall of Fame – Adam Elder – Zestino UK – Team1340

Adam Elder races for Zestino UK and is the co-owner and Director of Team1340. Adam is one of the world’s best Gymkhana GRiD racers and came 2nd in the world during the 2017 racing season.

Adam has Yellowstuff brake pads and GD sport discs fitted on his S14 Nissan.
Photo: Adam Elder


Adam Elder

Year of Birth:


Team Name:

Zestino UK


Gymkhana GRiD

Highest Place Finish:


Car/Bike Used:

S14 Nissan

What`s your day job?

Locksmith and Zestino Tyres distributor.

What has been the highlight of your career so far?

Attending Gymkhana GRiD racing, the World’s best and coming 2nd in the World.

What would be your dream car/ motorcycle?

Ferrari F40.

Did you always want to be a racer or something else?

Always wanted to be a racing driver and follow in my dad’s footsteps.

Front-wheel drive, rear-wheel drive, all-wheel drive or 2 wheels?


What motorsport event would you most like to compete in?

I would like to compete in Rally Cross.

What is the most insane/scary/memorable drive/ ride you’ve ever had?

Most memorable drive was in 2017 South African Gymkhana GRiD.

Where do you see yourself in 5 years time?

Would like to see myself as a full time racing driver in 5 years time.

What is your go to playlist or song before an event to get in the zone?

Songs I listen to before any race would be Drum & Bass.

If you could try any other motorsport what one would you choose?

I would like to have a go and compete in BDC Drifting.

What’s the fastest you’ve ever gone in a car or bike on track and when?

Fastest I’ve ever driven was around 130mph in an M3 GTP at a Jonathan Palmer Day.

What is your daily drive or ride?

My daily drive is a Ford Transit.

Who is your inspiration?

Johan Kristoffersson is my inspiration because of his concentration and preparation for racing and also his drive style.

What is the one thing you could not live without?


What is your favourite takeaway?


Do you have a favourite movie?

Terminator 2.

Any bad habits?

Losing things.

Would you rather fight 100 horse-sized ducks or 1 duck-sized horse?

I would rather fight 100 duck sized horses and 1 horse sized duck at the same time.

EBC Brakes Yellowstuff Brake Pads

EBC Yellowstuff Brake PadsEBC Yellowstuff brake pads are ultra high friction brake pads for race, trackday and street use, race drivers in particular love them because they are made from an aramid fibre compound. These pads are ideal for street and track driving as they don’t require a warm up but get even stronger under hard driving.

EBC Brakes GD Sports Brake Discs/Rotors

EBC Bluestuf NDX Brake PadsEBC GD Series brake disc rotors are now available in a Black thermic and NITROTHERM™ finish and feature wide aperture slots that draw cool air under the brake pad and rotor interface which help cool the temperature of the brake pad contact that can easily and often shoot up to well over 1000 degrees during heavy braking and can cause brake fade or loss of brake effect – the cool effective use of the slots helps prevent this.

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