Chiltern TRs


Local Suppliers that members of the Chiltern Group would personally recommend -
We have accumulated a great wealth of knowledge over many years of TR ownership. New members may find experiences with suppliers helpful. Please remember that any recommendations are only the personal view of that member.
For more information, please speak to the member at a group meeting.

Auto electrician:
Rees & Allen, Unit 20 Park Street Industrial Estate, Osier Way, Aylesbury, HP20 1EB Tel. 01296 483586
Contact Sid Dunlop or Simon Hepworth

These guys have worked on all our cars and have always given great service. Talented engineers but can be expensive. Thoroughly recommended.
Peter Bowden


Restorations:
Classic Car Restoration and Repair, Cheston Combe, Church Town, Blackwell, Bristol, BS48 3JQ Tel. 01275 623489
Contact Ian Slark E-mail
ian@ccrr-restoration.co.uk  or Website at www.ccrr-restoration.co.uk
Restored both our TRs (See Rebuilding Projects). Well known, Register Recognised Supplier. They will do everything from routine service to restorations. Ian's dad, Brian, has a race engineering workshop next door and can do any engine or machining work.
Peter Bowden

Servicing and Restoration:
Protek Engineering, Unit 13, Bushells Business Estate,
Lester  Way, Wallingford, Oxon  OX10 9DD Tel. 01491 832372
Contact Glen Hewett or Chris Soden
"Extremely knowledgeable and helpful. I can't fault the work they have done for me".
Ron Rumens
" Glen has done quite a bit on my 6 & always good"
Neil Hawtin

Servicing and Restoration:
A R Mills (Motors) Ltd, 41 Main Road, Middleton Cheney, Banbury, Oxfordshire, OX17 2ND Tel. 01295 712359
Contact
Andy & Jane Mills
Knowledgeable, MoT work for classics.
"Extremely reliable and sympathetic with classics; full range of knowledge and equipment. We have used them for many of our cars over many years."
Hywel Lloyd (TR2)

Servicing, Restoration and MOTs:
Kevin Bristow
, Ayres Yard, Marsh Lane, Aylesbury HP17 8SN
Tel. 07749 204312
"The clutch mechanism broke on the way back from a meeting leaving me in need of a skilful welder. One of the Group members told me about Kevin. I hadn't come across him before, despite being only 6 miles away!! Very helpful and friendly guy. A good engineer and a real enthusiast, will restore, service and MOT any classic. I'll be using him again. Premises are a bit difficult to find on the first visit".
Peter Bowden
Also recommended by Steve Rockingham, Alan Batty, Roger Alderton, David Tomlin, Ian Stubbings, Brian Johnston, Dick Cox, Nick Board, Bob Young, Peter & Heather Bowden

Bodywork Restorations:
Markís Body Shop
Nursery Farm, Risborough Road, Kingsey, HP17 8LT. Tel No. 01844 291438, Mobile 07767 333 140

"I would certainly recommend him as he is an enthusiast and is very good at what he does. His premises are not brilliant, but he makes up for it with his expertise.
He made a very good job on my TR6, both with the repair and the paint finish."
David Tomlin


Oil and Fuel Additives:
Classic Oils
, Classic Oils, Building 96, The Lubricant Store, Bicester Heritage, Buckingham Road, Bicester, Oxon. OX27 8AL
Postcode for Satnav OX26 5HA
Tel. 01869 227062
E-mail 
sales@classic-oils.net or see www.classic-oils.net
Classic Oils is a company offering a complete range of oils, lubricants and accessories for all classic, veteran and vintage vehicles, including motorcycles, steam vehicles and earlier diesel engines. May also be bought by mail order, see website. N.B. members of Chiltern TRs get 10% discount off all prices except items on special offer.
Nick Thorne and Peter Bowden and Others

Exhaust Systems:
Top Gear Exhausts
, Units 3-4, The Point, Gatehouse Way, Aylesbury HP19 8DB Tel. 01296 433011
See www.topgearaylesbury.co.uk  Contact Tim Olley

 

"They spent an hour looking at my car, made some recommendations, and would not accept any payment.
They made a complete stainless steel system for an Armstrong Siddeley for one of our members, and he found them very reasonable".
Ron Rumens
"(On 4 VC) Top Gear welded the silencer at front and back (I had failed to spot it was beginning to crack there as well), and added reinforcing strips at both ends - all for £25, which I considered very reasonable.  Worth knowing, should you have need of fettling on the exhaust".
Ian Cornish

Bespoke Exhaust Systems:
Longlife Oxford
, Unit 26, Wedgewood Road, Bicester, OX26 4UL
Te
l. 01869 879239 Ask for Rob or Nick
See www.longlife.co.uk/

Made a bespoke exhaust for my TR6. Excellent work and not expensive.
They will give you a rough estimate over the phone and confirm once they see the car and what's involved. They usually like to keep the car for the full day.
Mark Taylor


MOTs:
Grey Gable Garage, Bampton Road, Curbridge, Witney OX29 7PD Tel. 01993 702609
"I have used Grey Gables in Curbridge near Witney for many years. They are fair & sympathetic to classic cars but you can still be confident they are not letting anything pass regardless. Sam, the proprietor is a classic car owner with half a dozen varied classics of his own. Gary the MOT tester is experienced & did his time on Triumphs so knows them well".
Neil Hawtin

Trimming:
David Downer Tel: 020 8842 0645 Mobile: 07903 277415
E-mail downer530@btinternet.com
"David did a great job of making the mohair tonneau cover for my TR6. Thoroughly recommended".
Tim Oates
 

Trimming:
Classic & Custom Car Interiors,
98 Steventon Rd, Drayton, Abingdon, OX14 4LD. Tel/fax 01235 528893
Contact
Paul Nahoulakian
Made a spectacular job of retrimming Richard's TR6 interior including matching MX5 seat covers and dash. See picture taken at Malvern 2008.
Richard Geech

Mobile welding:
Jason Holden, 31 Church Road, Radley, Abingdon, Oxon, OX14 3ST Tel: 01235 531807 Fax: 01235 206161 Mob: 07860 249756
I would like to recommend Jason for his welding skills having done a first class job on boxing in my TR6 diff pins. Especially as he will come to your premises with his kit !
Tim Oates

Bead Blasting:
John Butler in Ludgershall Tel:01844 237479
For bead blasting I would highly recommend John Butler in Ludgershall. Generally if you take in early AM he will return by PM prices seem very competitive.
Ian Smith

Powder Coating:
Bucks Powder Coating, Unit 1, Ayres Yard, Marsh Lane, Bishopstone,
HP17 8SN.
Tel: 01296 614784 (next door to Kevin Bristow)

 

" ... they have sand blasting equipment and 2 ovens for powder coating .... can powder coat anything metal as far as I can see ...... steel wheels cost £35 each if supplied with the tyres off. They got my tyres put back on locally for £30 the set ........ sandblast, then acid dip and then finally powder coat.
As a small and relatively new company they are keen to please and offer a good service with very good prices Ė I would definitely recommend them. Donít be put off by the look of the premises.
Rob Young
" .... they did a good job for me too !"
Peter Bowden


Tyres:
Classic Tyres, Langley Brook Business Park, London Road, Near Middleton, Sutton Coldfield, B78 2BP Tel: 0121 311 1969
Paul Harris (a TR2 owner)
Paul's family have been in the tyre business since 1934 so they know their stuff ! Best place for Vredestein tyres for TRs, good price and good service too. Paul has all the equipment to balance wire wheels and can supply new tubes and everything else. Also does tractor tyres <g>.
Peter Bowden and Ron Rumens
Tyres and Wire wheel balancing:
G M Tyre Services
24 Hill Crest Way
Buckingham Industrial Park
Buckingham
Buckinghamshire
MK18 1HJ. T
el: 01280 813 189 and  07802 302 361
See http://gmtyres.co.uk/
They did a fantastic job on my car and having taken it for a good hard drive afterwards I am pleased to report there was not so much of a tremour from any of the wheels.
So from me and my 4A, GM Tyres are to be highly recommended !
Julian Smith

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