James, a solicitor by profession, is one of our Directors. He restored his first car (a Mini) aged 15 and worked at a leading Jaguar restoration business after leaving school. During University he undertook evening classes in welding and fabrication. He has substantial mechanical expertise on a range of classic vehicles including Austin Healeys, MGs, Jaguars, Range Rovers and TVRs. He also sources and maintains classic and performance vehicles for clients across the south of England via our classic car consultancy business Charles Russell Classic Cars.
Jordan is our Manager and is a qualified MoT Tester. Also a fully qualified technician, Jordan started working on cars when he was 15 years old and has deliberately acquired plenty of experience across a variety of different garages. He is also our diagnostic expert, enabling us to analyse messages from the on-board computers found in modern cars today. He is an Air Conditioning technician as well.
Shep is a classic car technician and the most experienced member of the team. During his early career Shep trained and worked predominantly on Jaguar, Triumph and Rover cars and so has first-hand experience of these vehicles from the first time around. More recently Shep spent 10 years working with Reeders Performance and Specialist Cars, working on a wide range of classics, including some very exotic cars. Shep has substantial track and race preparation expertise and is widely known and respected within the trade and local area. Shep is also a very experienced MOT tester.
Adam has 10 years’ experience as a fully qualified mechanic and is a very skilled qualified welder. He has a huge passion for cars, whether it be cleaning, driving, modifying or fabricating. He is a keen fabricator from sheet metal, custom brake lines or welding, he also has an interest in car audio from custom building speaker houses to audio upgrades. He works closely with our classic mechanic Shep to learn and gain experience for the classic’s too. When he isn’t at work he enjoys going away in the family camper van with his partner and little girl.
Macaulay started working for us under a formal apprenticeship programme at Andover College and is now a fully qualified Level 3 Car Technician. There is a strong mechanical tradition in his family as his grandfather maintained the bus fleet at Figheldean (was Tourist Coaches). He is doing an excellent job and is a real asset to the team. He is now a qualified welder and an Air Conditioning technician.