Classic Car Run - June 3rd 2017

Now we are getting nice weather we have decided to do a run out to watch the Harewood classic hill climb

It is going to be a great day out (or morning for those who just fancy a drive over), please spread the invite out to those you think would be interested.

We will be meeting at the workshop from 09:30 to catch up with everyone and enjoy a bacon sandwich. Once everyone has arrived and eaten we will be heading over to the Harewood Classic Hill Climb in convoy.

It's a great day out for the whole family with free parking all day and only £10 entrance to watch the hill climb. For those who don't want to come to the hill climb pop down for a bacon sandwich and join the convoy before heading off. 

If your joining us for bacon in the morning please let us know... would hate to run out!

Hope to see you there!

New year round up!

A lot has gone on at the workshop since our open day in December and to say it has been busy winter would be putting it mildly.

We have been looking after the Jensen Interceptor over the winter months to keep her sheltered from the many storms and wet weather they bring. The Lotus was brought in for a bit of a makeover, over the years the headlining had become dull and started to sag. After a full replacement and new sun visors to match she looks as good as the day she came out of the factory!

We have had a very busy time with the Ginetta also known as ‘Sharky’, making sure that she is ready for the racing season ahead of her. This has also meant spending many cold days on the side of the track as support, not that the driver would know it’s cold! For sneak peaks of what we are up too and events head over to our Facebook page.

A quick thank you

We wanted to thank everyone for attending and supporting us on our open day. For anyone going the journey alone and setting up a new business there are stressful times and worries, but with the great support received we know we are on the track to success.

We wanted to say a special thank you for everyone who turned up in their own classic car, it made the day very interesting and gave everybody another car to drool over!

During the day we asked people leave their contact details for the chance to win a luxury hamper, congratulations to Elaine who when we told her she had won was so excited we thought she had actually won the lottery! 

Everyone seemed to enjoy chatting and showing of their cars that we have decided to host ‘coffee mornings’ throughout next year, keep an eye on our website / facebook page for more information closer the time.

December Open Day

Full Throttle Classics is holding its first open day on Saturday 3rd December 2016. Between 11am and 3pm visitors are welcome to come and see the work shop and celebrate the day with the Full Throttle Team. There will be refreshments, nibbles and some interesting cars on display. It’s an informal affair so come down and let us introduce ourselves whilst you can feel free to chat and ask questions. 

 

Introducing Full Throttle Classics

Full Throttle Classics is a new company founded by Russell Bell. Russell has undertaken restoration, race preparation and servicing work on classic cars since the young age of 15. Russell had worked for some of Britain’s most prestigious, established and well regarded classic car companies before deciding to start his own venture by creating Full Throttle Classics. 

The location of Full Throttle Classics was very important; as Russell wanted his customers to be able to visit the work shop with ease. With this in mind Russell chose Thorp Arch in Wetherby due to its accessibility and it’s fascinating history. The Thorp Arch Estate was originally agricultural land upon which Royal Ordnance Factory Thorp Arch was constructed during the Second World War. The factory took 30 months to construct and was completed in 1942 at a cost of £5.9m. The factory was opened by King George VI.