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It was apparent from an from an early age that I was a very practical person. As a child I was always taking things apart to see how they worked.
As a teenager I began tinkering with motorbikes and supported my dad and uncle as they travelled around the UK and Europe racing motorbikes. I always thought I would become a motorbike mechanic. However, I followed a traditional motor vehicle mechanic apprenticeship at a garage which took on restorations and repairs on a huge range of cars of all ages. After 6 years, I was keen to advance my knowledge further and worked at a main dealership for 16 years. As technology became more and more advanced in the motor industry, modern cars began to lose their appeal. I was less mechanic and more computer programmer. Working at Thornley Kelham has allowed me to get back to what I love, repairing and restoring fine examples of traditional motor vehicles.
In my spare time I love restoring/repairing/building pretty much anything. I always have a project or two on the go and love to up-cycle everything and anything. My pride and joy is my extensively modified Mk 2 Golf track car and my partner’s 1972 Volkswagen Beetle is next on my list. I also like to keep fit, as far as my body permits these days, with running and cycling.