Disqualified driver Graham Godwin has admitted causing the death of "the best welder in Gloucester."
Today in court it was revealed that Godwin, 36, should not have been on the road when his motorcycle collided with Paul Stock.
Mr Stock, who ran popular vehicle body shop SAS in Tredworth, died in hospital one week later.
Godwin admitted four charges at Cheltenham Magistrates' Court this morning, where the bench heard he had a lengthy record of motoring convictions including a three year ban imposed in July 2010 for drink driving.
Mr Stock's widow Mandy and his family were in court to see Godwin admit his guilt. He was carrying a pillion passenger when the collision happened on March 3 last year in Tredworth High Street.
He admitted causing Mr Stock's death while driving a Shineray motorcycle when he was disqualified from driving, causing Mr Stock's death while not being insured, using a false name to obtain motorcycle insurance, and cannabis possession.
Godwin, of Winnycroft Lane, Matson was bailed to be sentenced at Gloucester Crown Court on January 23.