ABOUT

I’m an engineer, and I specialise in… engines! From full rebuilds to fine tuning, I have experience of a wide range of vintage engines.

I used to take on any aspect of vintage mechanical work, but I now specialise in engine rebuilds and more precise work. This allows me to concentrate on the most skilled parts of a restoration: part design and re-manufacture through to white metalling bearings which I do in house. Whether it’s a v-twin or a straight 8, all engines need the attention of an engineer who know how they ought to work and has the ability to make it happen – that’s me!

I have a penchant for a Super-excellent marque: vintage Vauxhalls. For these cars I make an exception and take on any aspect of mechanical work whether it’s curing wheel shimmy or an engine rebuild for endurance rallying. I have built up a stock of new parts, made in-house and I continue to make new items all the time- see “New Parts” on the top menu. Tell me what you want to get out of your car and we can work together to achieve it so that you can experience uninterrupted enjoyment of your car.

“I love engines. I also love pre-war cars. These are the two reasons I started the business on VSCC Prescott weekend 2007. It wasn’t a leap into the unknown; I had grown up around vintage cars and had a degree in Mechanical Engineering. I started out as a Development Engineer at a vast manufacturer but I knew that I really wanted to be working on vintage cars.”

What started as a small venture in a friend’s garage has grown into a professional workshop with its own machine shop, engine build room and engine test rig – meaning I can take in an engine and return it to you having done virtually all work in-house: dismantling, inspection, machining, white metalling, assembling and running-in. I take a thorough and professional approach to our work. Photographic records and build sheets are kept for every job and you as a customer are kept informed throughout the duration of the work. There is always a waiting list, so call early!