Who are we?
Owner, Colin Apps, who has over 20 years experience of the TVR marque, (and over 35 years experience of the Rover V8 engine) has a very good reputation for providing the best possible care and attention to detail, ensuring a professional service with all works carried out to the highest standard.
Maintaining a TVR requires expertise and an in-depth knowledge and, over the years, Colin has gained a wealth of experience and skills specific to all models of TVR and their uses.
Phil Foreman, sport and classic car specialist, works alongside Col on a regular basis bringing with him skills and expertise in chassis building, repair and maintenance. Like Col, he is a TVR enthusiast with a passion for motor sport and is building his own Tuscan race car having been seen out and about on the racing circuit over recent years.
Matt Apps runs our parts department, updating the website & ebay shop, ordering parts and general day to day movement of cars to trimmers, painters and MOT stations. Matt has grown up around the cars and finally taken the plunge with a chassis and body for a Griffith. Now at the point where the newly refurbished chassis has been joined by an engine, gearbox, diff and body, one of these days, a beautifully prepared Griff will be unmissable on our roads.
Kayleigh Bell was instrumental in setting up the business originally. Currently her time is taken up with three gorgeous children, but Kayleigh organises our very successful Open Days and very much involved with the day to day happenings of the company.
Tina Apps, wife and mum, is left with the horrible but necessary bits of the business. From VAT returns to insurance and all the admin in between, she tries to keep up with the day to day needs of the business Having handed over her kitchen savings 'temporarily' for a chimaera, she is now hooked. The kitchen may be falling apart but her Chimaera is no longer for selling.
David Slater is an enthusiast who voluntarily gives up virtually every Saturday to spend time at the workshop doing whatever is needed to progress the business. He washes, he cleans, he puts things up and he take things down, he takes things out and he puts things in. He is meticulous when it comes to a thorough clear of your car. Also a TVR nut, David is currently restoring a 3000m.
We are also very lucky to be supported by a fabulous team of race drivers over the past few years.
Andy Race (aka tvrmonster or guillotine), whilst waiting to put an engine in his GTF, Andy is currently racing in a 4 litre griff which he has built with a little help from TVRSSW.
Hugh Marshall has recently retired after a lifetime of racing and his final couple of years spent under the TVRSS umbrella. He can certainly tell you a story or two about the TVR greats he has battled with on the race track.
Michael Blake runs a 4 litre Griffith built by TVRSSW and can be seen regularly on the race track taking part in in the DTEC and the Bernies V8's
Jamie Golby has in recent years had a spate of bad luck with his cerbera but we are hoping to see him out and about for the 2018 season in a newly accuired v8 Tuscan
Gary Caddick is our newbie. Another local guy, Garys cerbera can been seen at the workshop on a regular basis as it is taken apart, upgraded and re-built ready for the 2018 season.