Raymond has been involved in sprint car racing since he was a teenager, he first became interested in the sport at 17 when his neighbour, Tony Cochrane, invited him along to Archerfield Speedway to help out on the pit crew and Raymondís passion for sprint car racing began. Tony and Raymond made a great duo, Tony the Crew Chief with Raymond the Tyre Guy and a lifelong friendship was born - the two became inseparable at the race track.
They have worked on many a race car team together in Australia including Paul Lindberg in the early days, Greg Hodnett on the World Series Tour, Dean McComb with the Titan Racing Team, Darrell Hodges and USA hotshot Tim Kaeding.
Raymond spent 2 years in 97/98 in the USA pit crewing on the Selma Shell Race Team with Greg Hodnett at the wheel on the World of Outlaws Series. Raymond crisscrossed the USA countryside visiting over 100 race tracks. This is also where the name ĎRacing Raymondí was coined by his fellow team mates. Raymond purchased his first model diecast from Roger Johnson who owned Kele & Associates, it was a limited edition Sammy Swindell 50th Anniversary Channel Lock Sprint Car.
Raymondís personal Diecast collection includes over 200 cars incorporating Sprint Cars, Midgets, Vintage Sprint Cars and Champ Cars Ė all of these are limited editions and some very rare.
From Raymondís passion of motorsport and diecast collectable model race cars his business ĎRacing Raymondí was created. Raymondís philosophy is to keep his prices at an affordable level so people can grow their collections as he has done himself.