Date: 12th May 2017

OKV 1, the famous Jaguar Works D-Type that finished second at the 24hs of Le Mans in 1954, took a trip down to Lookers Jaguar West London on Friday 12th May. The special occasion was an evening talk with the legendary Norman Dewis. Norman, now aged 96, was chief test driver and development engineer for Jaguar from 1952 to 1985. In a career spanning 33 years, he tested and developed a remarkable series of cars including the C-Type, D-Type, E-Type, XJ13, XJ40 and more. Set in Lookers flagship new dealership for Jaguar Land Rover alongside the A40 in West London, Norman gave a personal account of what was a heroic period in Jaguar’s history, ranging from his record run in Jabbeke,&nb ...

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Date: 21st April 2017

We were recently visited by a group of members of the XK Club.  The day started with a tour of the workshop, seeing some of the current classics being restored and the witnessing first-hand the skill and attention to detail that goes into CMC’s restorations. The day continued with a seminar, giving them the chance to hear from the experts and ask any questions about paint, trim, bodywork, engine repairs and more, before finishing the visit off with some refreshments in the showroom, amongst some exquisite Jaguars.   If you are a member of a classic car club and would like to arrange a club visit to CMC, please get in touch – it is always a pleasure to welcome friends an ...

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Date: 7th April 2017

Nothing beats the feeling of getting your pride and joy out of hibernation and ready for the driving season, but first you need to make sure it is ready to be enjoyed. You will have to consider basics such as checking the fluid levels, tyre pressure and looking under the bonnet –hopefully finding no mouse or squirrel damage. Or you could trust CMC to bring your car up to scratch! Large experienced team Latest diagnostic equipment Collection and delivery service All work carried out in-house Good quality replacement parts used Quality control Parts and labour warranty From a simple oil change to more comprehensive work, concours detailing and event preparation, we will look after your c ...

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Date: 4th April 2017

We continue to invest so we can best take care of our clients cars. With our new Volvo truck, we will be able to offer a door-to-door service for restoration and maintenance work carried out in our Bridgnorth workshops as well as transport to and from UK and international events. WATCH THIS SPACE!

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Date: 10th March 2017

John Surtees CBE, 1934-2017 It is with great sadness that I am writing this tribute to a friend and motor racing legend John Surtees CBE, the only person to become world champion on two wheels and four. I am not sure when I first met John, but I was a trainee journalist working for the Sevenoaks Chronicle and got to attend the race meetings at Brands Hatch, because it was just about on our patch, and I got free press passes. I well remember how he spent time helping a trainee journalist get a story right, time that he could have spent elsewhere. Over the years we became friends although there would be long periods when we didn’t see each other. We had a mutual friend in Dion Pears, the ...

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