About Us » Who » Jesse

Before my first job in the motor trade, I started to repair all my own cars with the help of books and the knowledge of local garages. My first job was at Spraytech of Cirencester when I was 17.  My first classic restoration was a MK1 Ford Escort 1300 and was told what an amazing job I had done so decided to follow my skills.

To date, I have acquired about 14 years’ experience in panel work as well as 3 years in paintwork.  However, I found my passion was in panel work. I have worked with some great panel workers in my time and some of those are in the modern body trade.

Today I work on some of the most luxurious and desired cars in the world and over the last few years have restored a Ferrari Daytona, Lancia Aurelia, Lancia Flaminia Zagato, Lancia Spider B24, Lancia Appia Zagato, Bentley Continental, amongst others.  My goal is to be one of the best panel workers in the world producing what most people would say is a work of art. So far I would say I am on the right track, feeling very welcome and highly valued at Thornley Kelham.

I enjoy Moto GP, Isle of Man TT, kickboxing K1 and my beloved family in my spare time. I used to do a lot of mini motoring and carting but there seems to be so little time these days. Now it is all about stag do’s and excuses to go on lads’ holidays! 

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