Fiennes Classics are pleased to welcome our new Projects Coordinator, Jason Kew. Jason is not only extremely enthusiastic about his job, he is also a racer with a string of titles to his name. We’d like to take some time to introduce you to him: Jason started his career at the age of 14 working […]
– Behind the Scenes
Car SOS is an incredibly popular TV programme on National Geographic that began in 2013 and is now in its 9th Series. Presented by Tim Shaw and Fuzz Townshend it has captured the hearts and imagination of viewers by restoring vehicles that have been nominated by a relative or friend without the knowledge of their […]
1993 Alpine Rally
The Austrian Alpine Rally or Alpenfahrt was first staged in 1910 and the circuitous route from Vienna across Austria, over the alps, down into Italy and back made it one of the toughest of its time. Perhaps the one with the greatest British significance was that of 1913 won by a Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost driven […]
– in his own words
In 1971 as a result of escalating costs incurred in the development of the RB211 jet engine Rolls-Royce was bankrupt. The aero-engine business was nationalised and the then profitable car business passed to a new company, eventually to be sold to Vickers. It was important to maintain the profitability and within this scheme the needs […]
with rare vehicles and engines
All our businesses have their base at the Fiennes Group hub at Broughton Poggs between Burford and Lechlade in the Cotswolds. In this rural setting you’ll find buildings that uniquely combine time-honoured skills and traditional craftmanship with the very latest engineering technology. You’ll also find people within them that all have a high level of […]
Jaguar E-Type Back On Track
When Fiennes Classics were kindly invited by the Jaguar Enthusiasts’ Club to attend an end of season track day event at Castle Combe race circuit, one owner’s day didn’t quite go according to plan with a bit of an off-track excursion, so it was up to our team to undertake the work on putting the […]
OF JAGUAR ENTHUSIASTS CLUB
We are delighted to announce that we’re now a member partner of the Jaguar Enthusiasts’ Club. We attended their annual track day at the end of last year at Castle Combe and the Oxfordshire region of the club has also had a workshop tour at Fiennes, so we’re very much looking forward to welcoming more club members to our facilities.
THE SHOW MUST GO ON
Daphne Du Maurier is one of the UK’s most famous novelists with two of her books, The Birds and Rebecca, being made into famous films by legendary director, Alfred Hitchcock.Rebecca was originally made in 1940 and now, eighty years later, is on screens again having been remade for streaming giant Netflix, with Lily James and Kristin Scott Thomas amongst the stellar cast.
ROARS INTO FIENNES
Fiennes Restoration was the coffee break stop for the Cotswold Classic Run on Sunday 1st September as the charity fundraising tour took in the beautiful Cotswolds. The annual car run had a Peaky Blinders theme based on the BBC’s hit show with many entrants donning suits and 1920s attire as they drove a range of classic vehicles onto the premises at Fiennes.