He makes regular appearances, including driving and racing historic cars, at major automotive events in the United Kingdom, United States, Australia and Europe. He is also the proud patron of the charity Hope for Tomorrow.
Derek throughout his racing career and to the present day has worked with many companies small and large. He is a brand ambassador for Bentley Motor cars, works closely with Porsche and has an interest in a major US based car dealership. In addition he has worked in the media as motor racing pundit in front of the camer and from behind a microphone covering all forms of motor sport including sports car racing and Formula One.