Date: 20th September 2017

Jake Berry, the Government’s secretary for the Northern Powerhouse and Local Growth, visited the £4 million Marches Centre of Manufacturing & Technology (MCMT) to see how it can help to improve skills in the local workforce. Located at the Stanmore Industrial Estate in Bridgnorth, just steps away from CMC’s workshops, the MCMT is supported by the Marches Local Enterprise Partnership and led by a consortium of companies, including CMC, Grainger & Worrall, Salop Design & Engineering and training provider In-Comm. The centre took in its first apprentices last week and will provide a high-tech environment for young people to learn from engineering experts on the lat ...

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Date: 19th September 2017

E-Type Chassis No. 15, restored by CMC to original specification, won the ‘Best of British’ class at the prestigious Salon Privé Concour’s d’Elegance 2017. Held on the grounds of Blenheim Palace, birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill and home to the Duke of Marlborough and his family, the Concours d’Elegance is the country’s oldest and most exclusive classic car competition and is globally recognised as one of the key events on the international concours circuit. Now in its 12th consecutive year, it attracts some of the rarest and most exquisite cars ever produced. Owner Chris Ballard said: “Chassis No.15 competed against some very interesting c ...

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Date: 14th September 2017

Nigel Woodward has been appointed Managing Director at world-renowned classic car restorers Classic Motor Cars (CMC) based in Bridgnorth, Shropshire. Nigel has an impressive track record in the classic car industry being instrumental in the creation and development of Aston Martin and Jaguar Land Rover’s heritage divisions. “This is an important appointment that will put CMC on the next leg of its journey,” said Peter Neumark, Chairman of the Employee Ownership Trust that runs CMC. “We are delighted that Nigel has decided to join us and take the company forward. He brings a wealth of experience and expertise to CMC.” Nigel has a 30-year career in the prestige se ...

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Date: 11th September 2017

Last weekend, the Goodwood Revival celebrated the 60th anniversary of Ecurie Ecosse’s glorious 1-2 finish at the 24hs of Le Mans in 1957. This was the second consecutive triumph for the Scottish competition team in the most famous resistance race of all, and the third consecutive for the Jaguar D-Type, which on the other hand occupied positions 1, 2 , 3, 4 and 6 in that edition. The team's most iconic cars gathered to mark the occasion and the high-speed celebration parade turned into the largest collection of pre-1966 Ecurie Ecosse vehicles to be ever seen in one place. The line-up included the Le Mans-winning D-Type from 1957 with four more Ds, several C-types, the two Ecosse Imp ...

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Date: 21st August 2017

After a full nut and bolt restoration taking 6,725 hours by world-class specialists Classic Motor Cars (CMC), the wraps came off this unique Pininfarina bodied 1954 Jaguar XK120 SE yesterday at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance in California, USA. The car was well received by the crowd of collectors and aficionados gathered at the event and finished second in class O-2 Postwar Closed. Peter Neumark, Chairman of the Employee Ownership Trust that runs CMC, said: “A great result! It was a privilege to take the cover off this long-lost Jaguar at one of the most important Concours in the world.” He added: “The car was admired all day and we are delighted to be bringing ...

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