Les and I (Rowena) have always been car enthusiasts and each own a Mustang, both 1969. Les is also doing a 1940 Ford Truck. We have owned quite a lot of street cars as well a few hotrods over the years.
We had spent 30 odd years doing projects in our double garage on the West Coast. Then we moved up to Marlborough in 1989 with our 3 young children.
I worked in the mussel industry for a lot of years and Les was in the building industry until he suffered a massive tendon injury in his upper arm. This changed everything for him as heavy lifting was out of the question for a while at least
Les applied for a position with a local restoration place doing Jaguar restoration. This lead the way back into Car Restoration for him.
An opportunity came along to purchase an existing business run out in a local vineyard in 2006. We ran our business from there for a few months, enhancing it.
We wanted to be able to offer customers a ONE STOP SHOP after hearing how people had to take vehicles all over town to get work done by different tradies. The way we saw it, by providing this unique service we would be able to not only help people, it would also provide us with a niche market opportunity.
In time, we moved everything into town to a brand new workshop and the business has grown into what it is today.
Why Work With Us?
We're a company that prides itself on the ability to provide the best possible service under one roof. We're the kind of people that are really passionate about what we do. Each member of our team either owns or has owned a variety of these types of vehicles.
We exist because there are a lot of people who find it very frustrating trying to do projects but have no idea where to start or how to go about it.
Our premises are well equipped to cater for every need. Security is of great importance to us. So we went about making the premises as safe as possible including having a fully fenced yard. For added security, we have CCTV security cameras installed that can be monitored remotely.
Our staff are very passionate and highly skilled in this line of work. They enjoy showing people around and would love to answer any questions you may have.
We look forward to working with you on your next project!
We are a Full-Service Custom Auto Restoration Shop dedicated to helping people enjoy their old classic vehicles again!