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Stephen J Ashworth (FRICS)

Chairman

Stephen Ashworth FRICS is Chairman & CEO, major shareholder of Hurstwood Holdings and joint founder and major shareholder of Arrowmere Capital and Queens Square Capital, all three individual property investor and developers in their own right with Stephen and Hurstwood having numerous awards for regeneration and business success. He is also a chartered surveyor, receiving his fellowship in July 2016.

During his 25 years in business, Stephen has been involved in many companies ranging from commercial property investment and development, house building, contaminated land reclamation, timber import & distribution, security & CCTV installation, motor dealerships, medical and now turns his attention to the Classic Car Industry.

Tel: 0161 697 5223

Email: info@manorparkclassics.com

Find out more about Stephen in his Q & A session.

1. What car did you first learn to drive?

Mini Metro


2. What was the first car you owned?

Ford Escort Mk2 1978. It was orange so my brother Trevor and I hand painted it black one sunday.


3. What is your favourite current car/cars that you own?

Aston Martin DB6 & Morris Traveller


4. What is your favourite car/cars that you have previously owned?

Rolls Royce Silver Cloud 3 Park Ward Convertible


5. What is your dream car?

Ferrari Daytona


6. What/who got you interested in classic cars/cars in the first place?

My Dad


7. Who is your favourite 'car' person dead or alive?

James Hunt. do I need to say why?


Roger Nowell

Managing Director

I started my working life teaching outdoor pursuits; mainly Mountaineering in North Wales, Scotland and the French and Swiss Alps. Sadly the reality of life kicked in with realisation of the need to get a proper job and I became involved in the world of commerce within the Cycle trade when UK manufacturing was still active. 

I became a Director of a PLC subsidiary in 1994 and held various Board positions across several different industries including the Motor trade until in 2017 when an opportunity arose to become involved in the Classic car Auction business. This whetted the appetite for doing things a little different and the concept for Manor Park Classics was born.

Tel: 07718 489090

Email: roger@manorparkclassics.com

Find out more about Roger in his Q & A session.

1. What car did you first learn to drive?

1958 Morris Minor  ( Mothers ) / Austin Metro ( BSM driving school car )


2. What was the first car you owned?

1969 Landrover series 2A 109 inch with a truck cab and canvas back when I was 18.  I was into bikes from around 14 so started off with a moped at 16 then a 250 at 17 and various others . Took my car test at 17 but first car was at 18 I used to go to the local garage each Saturday to collect a gallon of used engine oil as the Landrover would burn or drop that amount each 7 days


3. What is your favourite current car/cars that you own?

1934 Rolls-Royce 20/25 Carlton sports saloon


4. What is your favourite car/cars that you have previously owned?

1966 Jaguar E-Type 4.2 Roadster


5. What is your dream car?

1930s Rolls-Royce Phantom 11 Gurney Nutting 3 position drophead Remember watching a great 1950s film when I was a child with John Mills and Herbert Lom called Mr Denning drives North which featured this model and was captivated by it.


6. What/who got you interested in classic cars/cars in the first place?

My late Dad as we always had pre-war Rolls Royce cars when I was a kid and I was fascinated by them. Though the 14 hour drive from Merseyside to Cornwall in the late 1960s , early 70s for our summer holidays was an endurance test and challenged the love when I watched other families travelling at speed in there new Jaguar XJ6,   Rover P6 and other modern machinery 


7. Who is your favourite 'car' person dead or alive?

Got to be Graham Hill . Always super suave , playboy , English gent , great driver in many different disciplines and taken too young.


Sam grange-bailey

Sales Director

It's 1976, and my first day on the job at Red Lion Autos in Cheadle. Armed with my bucket, sponge and a fierce determination to end up a car dealer like my dad, I step out of the caravan, under the bunting, and into the family business... I was 5.

Fast forward a few years and I re-joined the family classic car business Southern Cars in 2004, via a career in the corporate FMCG arena eventually taking over from my dad in 2018. With my love of classic cars and commercial sales background I started having ideas about how differently the industry could be...if only I knew a few like minded classic car enthusiasts...

Tel: 07736 893048

Email: sam@manorparkclassics.com

Find out more about Sam in her Q & A session.

1. What car did you first learn to drive?

Trans Am Firebird 6.6 LHD (lived in the states so not as left field as it sounds) went on to fail 2 driving tests in a Nissan Sylvia, eventually gave in and had proper lessons in a Micra.


2. What was the first car you owned?

2CV6 Dolly Special in Rhubarb and Custard. Known as ‘the 3 wheeler’ based on its cornering & it was so light I could get enough speed up on my own to jump in and bump start it.  Reg E104 BNE and I can still hear She Sells Sanctuary by The Cult whenever I see one!


3. What is your favourite current car/cars that you own?

Definitely my 1995 Corvette Indy Pace Car that’s the last of my dads cars, and my Chesil Speedster is a keeper.


4. What is your favourite car/cars that you have previously owned?

So many.......the one that most recently got away is a RR Camargue with a Harvey Bailey Sports Pack, one of my favourite cars anyway but the HB Pack completely transforms them. My favourite car that we have ever owned was a RR Cloud III Continental chinese eye drop head, black with red, reg 3 WPH, actually..... if sitting on my dads knee and steering counts then this is the car I learnt to drive in.


5. What is your dream car?

So hard, I can’t pick just one! RR Cloud III Continental chinese eye drop head, Ferrari California (I’ve had a few Ferris Beuller moments over the years), an AC 428 convertible, Lotus Esprit Turbo and a Muira of course.


6. What/who got you interested in classic cars/cars in the first place?

My beloved late dad, classic car dealer extraordinaire!


7. Who is your favourite 'car' person dead or alive?

James (the Roger Moore years) Bond. Why? …..Lotus Esprit Turbo, S1, AMC Hornet, Alfa GTV6, Chevy Impala, RR Silver Cloud II, an unbreakable 2CV and the best double decker bus chase ever


Find out more about Andy in his Q & A session.

1. What car did you first learn to drive?

Nissan Cherry


2. What was the first car you owned?

VW Golf MK 2


3. What is your favourite current car/cars that you own?

Jaguar XKR


4. What is your favourite car/cars that you have previously owned?

Audi A7 Sportback


5. What is your dream car?

E-Type or a Lancia Delta


6. What/who got you interested in classic cars/cars in the first place?

The boss man! SJA!!


7. Who is your favourite 'car' person dead or alive?

Gene Hunt – ‘Fire up the Quattro’


Andy Park

Director

Andy is Managing Director of Hurstwood Holdings and Crystal Holdings, both privately owned Property investment companies. Andy joined Hurstwood in 2004 and became Finance Director of the business shortly after in 2006 and is one of the joint founders of Crystal Holdings. 

Andy is responsible for the day to day running of the business, concentrating on managing the Estates, Sales and Finance teams whilst working with the Chairman, Stephen Ashworth on acquisitions and overall Strategy for the business. Andy’s background is in Real Estate Finance having spent 18 years with Nat West Bank in a variety of Head Office and Relationship Management roles, in the latter years specialising in Property Finance.

Tel: 0161 697 5223

Email: info@manorparkclassics.com

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Nik askins

Operations Manager

My entire working life has been spent in the classic vehicle auction industry, where I have worked in every department from operations and client services to marketing and finance.

As a go to source for vehicle paperwork, I have resolved many issues facing classic car owners including; successfully reuniting a 1974 Ferrari Dino 246 GT with its original registration number; retaining a private registration from a vehicle whose whereabouts were unknown; re-registered vehicles with export markers; and obtaining replacement documents.

As well as the day-to-day functions of business, I have managed everything from small-scale event stands to full-sized auctions with drinks receptions in both physical venues and marquees.

Tel: 07738 423062

Email: nik@manorparkclassics.com

Find out more about Nik in his Q & A session.

1. What car did you first learn to drive?

1998 Vauxhall Corsa, after receiving driving lessons for my 18th birthday


2. What was the first car you owned?

1985 Vauxhall Nova 1.2 given to me by my cousin, the fuel gauge didn’t work after about half way but it was a good little starter to run around in


3. What is your favourite current car/cars that you own?

My scale model of James Bond’s Aston Martin DB5 from Goldfinger, with fully working ejector seat, revolving number plate, etc.


4. What is your favourite car/cars that you have previously owned?

I once had the opportunity to buy a private number with ‘N1K’ in, which went well with the way I have always spelt my name


5. What is your dream car?

I already own a miniature version, but James Bond’s Aston Martin DB5. I’m not fussy so either Connery’s, Brosnan’s or Craig’s…


6. What/who got you interested in classic cars/cars in the first place?

Movies and TV shows from my childhood such as Back to the Future, James Bond, Batman, Dick Tracy, Herbie, The Dukes of Hazzard, etc.


7. Who is your favourite 'car' person dead or alive?

James Bond - cool cars, action and adventure! Nobody does it better…


George JESSE turner

Director of Photography

I’ve spent over 40 years as a Documentary Cameraman for Granada Television based in Manchester. My interests are both 2/4wheels with a great collection of Singer Bicycles. The interest in photography has always been a large part of my life as my father had a cine camera which l grew up around.

My credits include 30 years on World In Action and the UP Series from 1977 to 2019. I have a BAFTA for 42UP; A fellowship from the Royal Television Society for a 'Significant Contribution to Television'. 

My interest in classic cars goes back almost 50 years and I still own a 1937 Singer Sports Nine.

Tel: 07789 632111

Email: george@manorparkclassics.com

Find out more about George in his Q & A session.

1. What car did you first learn to drive?

Ford Zephry 1962


2. What was the first car you owned?

Ford 1957 Anglia


3. What is your favourite current car/cars that you own?

Singer 9


4. What is your favourite car/cars that you have previously owned?

1967Ford Cortina GT reg LKF 456E


5. What is your dream car?

Aston DB 2/4 1952/3


6. What/who got you interested in classic cars/cars in the first place?

My late father GEORGE Jesse Turner. He owned a 1937 Singer 9 Sports in the late 40s which is still in the family, I’ve owned it since the mid-70s. Since restoration being completed in 1982, I’ve driven over 15,000 miles and next year will part of  a Singer Car Club Rally to Jersey


7. Who is your favourite 'car' person dead or alive?

Trevor Wilkinson TVR. From the very beginning in 1947 making some truly great looking cars, my first TVR  being 1967 Vixen reg LTD 111F. Would love to own it again!


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Phil burdge

Head of Digital Media

At the age of 16, I left home and moved to Blackpool to gain a HND in design and photography. After the course i decided to pursue my photographic education further, moving to Bradford to study for a BA (hons) degree in photography, graduating in 2005. Since then I’ve specialised in producing automotive imagery and videos for various car dealers, marketing departments and individuals.

Over the years I’ve invested in the latest technology, always pushing to develop new ways and ideas for presenting vehicles.

Tel: 0161 697 5223

Email: phil@manorparkclassics.com

Find out more about Phil in his Q & A session.

1. What car did you first learn to drive?

Peugeot 306


2. What was the first car you owned?

Mazda 3 TS


3. What is your favourite current car/cars that you own?

Volvo V60 Inscription


4. What is your favourite car/cars that you have previously owned?

Mazda 6 Sport Estate


5. What is your dream car?

Morgan Aero Max


6. What/who got you interested in classic cars/cars in the first place?

Interest evolved from photographing secondhand sports cars for various customers


7. Who is your favourite 'car' person dead or alive?

James May


Julian royse

Head Auctioneer

From conducting a first sale way back in April 1997 I've lost count of the number of times I've picked up the gavel and hammered away lot 1 ... Starting in the world of Collectible & Antique Toys with the World's leading auction house in that discipline; the world of Classic Cars, Motorcycles & Automobilia beckoned more than a decade ago, something I always had a passion for.

Since then It's been a privilege - on behalf of many vendors - to achieve various world record prices. It's also been great fun to auction well known vehicles with either a celebrity or previous Film/TV background.
Whether you are a potential buyer or seller, I look forward to welcoming you to the drama of the saleroom very soon.

Tel: 07931 659652

Email: julian@manorparkclassics.com

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Find out more about Julian in his Q & A session.

1. What car did you first learn to drive?

1982 Y-Reg Talbot Horizon 1.3 LS Red with beige trim I will be amazed if anyone else learned to drive in one of these and passed ... took me 2 attempts! The gearbox was like stirring porridge and you had no idea which gear you would find next, but they were all in there somewhere ... Just checked on "how many left" only 1 known survivor which is declared sorn, probably just as well !!


2. What was the first car you owned?

5-year old 1979 T-Reg Vauxhall Viva 1.3 GLS Metallic Green with black Vinyl Roof and 29k on the clock. Cost £1295. Within a week of buying this I had added those essential period extras of Clarion Stereo Radio Cassette (first play was the Eurythmics "Love is a Stranger") and white painted tyre wall lettering ... I wish I still had that car now. LFM 849T if anyone has her tucked away somewhere?


3. What is your favourite current car/cars that you own?

I'm a little greedy as I currently own 4 FTO's including 2 rare GX Autos of which there are only 9 left on the road in the UK. Almost as rare as the Talbot Horizon! Pick of the crop is a 1995 GPX MiVec which I stumbled across last year after she had been slumbering in a heated garage for 16 years.


4. What is your favourite car/cars that you have previously owned?

There have been so many great cars that I've let go over the years, this is a tough one ... however I will choose a 1980 Peugeot 604 STi 5-speed Manual with factory optional twin exhausts in a lovely crystal green metallic. I remember this one very fondly. HDC 778V was quite simply an amazing piece of kit for the time. I bought this one in 1988 for £130 after I had sold my Mark 1 Granada Ghia (another I should have kept), ran her for 2 years then put the engine in a Renault 30 TX, kept the gearbox and scrapped the rest. Many of my weekends back in the day involved scouring local scrapyards for parts for my constantly changing kaleidoscope of cars (anyone else remember filling their pockets full of spark plugs, condensers and anything else that may come in handy, while pretending to look for an alternator?). I remember constantly looking for part worn 390mm TRX tyres for the 604, as new ones cost more than the car!


5. What is your dream car?

Hmmmm? Probably something from America. Either a '69 Chevrolet Camaro SS or maybe a '69 Ford Mustang Mach 1?? Something from 1969 anyway! However I would rather have a diesel ... I'm going to cheat here and go for a 1974 International Transtar II Tractor Unit with a Detriot Diesel 8V92 Sleeper Cab and air ride suspension, even though it's not a car and not from 1969. An early to mid 1970's LWB twin-rear wheel Tranny Van modded & lowered with a big engine in it and converted into a camper van also wouldn't go amiss.


6. What/who got you interested in classic cars/cars in the first place?

My Mam tells a story that the first words I uttered in this world were "Ford Cortina" and I used to reel off the names of not just cars but vans, buses, wagons (trucks or lorries to many of you, but always wagons to me) long before I could construct proper sentences. I've always been interested in road, rail & air transport in general. When I joined the library all the books I borrowed were transport related from the adult section, none of that Enid Blyton rubbish for me! I think the interest just happened organically from within and has never left me.


7. Who is your favourite 'car' person dead or alive?

At last an easy question, as there's really only one answer? The man himself, Steve McQueen. Mr Cool. No need for any other explanation.


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FUZZ TOWNSHEND

Fuzz needs little introduction…. classic car restorer, mechanic, automotive journalist, TV presenter, drummer, music producer, songwriter and director of classic vehicle restoration workshop, SOS Workshop Ltd.
home of TV show ‘Car SOS’.

Well known, not just as an avid classic enthusiast, but for his high-quality restoration, he has gained a worldwide reputation for his vehicle and engineering endeavours. He has a passion for all things transport related and as well as his passion for classic cars, he possesses an unhealthily deep knowledge of buses and other forms of public and goods transport.

Whilst technical editor of Bauer Media’s top-selling Practical Classics magazine, undertaking its furthest reaching restorations and technical features, he was integral in it regaining its number 1 selling position among classic car magazines in the UK.

He continues to write for classic car magazines and newspapers as a freelance journalist and comperes live automotive events, as well as hosting many award events and undertaking public speaking engagements.
As an enthusiast and advocate for all things classic, and with a focus on supporting the classic community as a whole, Fuzz is a tremendous addition to the Manor Park Classics team.

Dave Moroney

Consultant

Over the last thirty-seven years I have been remanufacturing and restoring bodywork. Working on some of the world’s most prestigious motor cars, any vehicle that has required double curvature including motorbikes, boats and planes, the more obscure the better. 

My speciality has been not specialising!! Some of the cars have been for racing and some have gone on to be exhibited at concours events here and overseas including the famous Pebble Beach concours. Along the way I have had the opportunity to meet the most interesting people from different walks of life but all with a common passion for motoring.

Tel: 07773 408962

Email: dave@manorparkclassics.com

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Find out more about Dave in his Q & A session.

1. What car did you first learn to drive?

I had driving lessons in a Hillman Hunter. Just before my test the instructor bought a Nissan Cherry. I can remember thinking that the new-fangled self-cancelling indicators were fantastic!!


2. What was the first car you owned?

After selling my highly coveted Yamaha FS1E (Fizzy) and scrimping and scraping I purchased a Mk2 Escort.


3. What is your favourite current car/cars that you own?

1922/25 Aston Martin TT2 “Sajito”. One of two built for the Isle of Man Tourist Trophy in 1922. Rebodied in 1932 by “Sajito” to the latest 1930s style.


4. What is your favourite car/cars that you have previously owned?

AC 16/80 Competition Sports Sloping Tail 1938. I carried out a comprehensive restoration over a ten-year period. On its first outing it won the Vintage Sports-Car Club’s Cheshire Life Concours Trophy and the following day won the AC Owners Club’s Concours (HurlockTrophy). The following year it went onto win the AC Owners Club’s David Brownridge Trophy for the most used Post Vintage Thoroughbred; also that year winning a First-Class Award in the VSCC’s Northern Rally and an invitation to display the car at Goodwood’s “Festival Of Speed”.


5. What is your dream car?

For pure pleasure/thrill it would have to be a Bugatti Type 35B. With a o-60mph in 6 seconds and a top speed of a 130mph it would give a Porsche 911 a run for its money!! Not bad for a car produced in 1927.


6. What/who got you interested in classic cars/cars in the first place?

I have genuinely no idea! At school I excelled at metalwork and was good at art. When doodling it was predominantly cars and if you had asked me what I wanted to do when I leave school – I would answer, make bodywork for Vintage cars!!


7. Who is your favourite 'car' person dead or alive?

Sir Stirling Moss. Every-time I see footage of him driving in the 1955 Mille Miglia and hear the statistics of his performance it makes the hairs on the back of my neck stand up! Widely regarded as the single greatest drive in motorsport history. I was lucky enough to meet him at Goodwood Revival a few years ago. What a gentleman.


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Simon hucknall

Consultant

23 years working in automotive media, including five years as a journalist, the rest in manufacturer PR.

From 1998, a variety of editorial roles at Autocar magazine, but latterly as a road-test journalist and editor of its first-drive section. Moved into PR in 2003 as press officer/test driver for Noble Automotive. Responsible for gaining Noble coverage in 50 markets around the world; key spokesman at major motor shows in UK, Europe and Australasia. Left Noble for Bentley Motors in 2006, as the Crewe company’s UK PR Manager, with responsibility for all new product launches and Bentley Lineage (heritage) communications.

Moved to Vauxhall at the start of 2008 and remained there for 13 years. Finishing my tenure as Head of PR, I managed every new product launch – cars and vans – while in Luton. Along the way, set speed-endurance records, Guinness World Records, drove an electric car through the Channel Tunnel, threw journalists into the heat of competition at media launches, and took them on road trips in century-old cars across the French Alps. I also curated and PR’d Vauxhall’s 70-strong Heritage Collection, developing it as one of the UK’s foremost heritage press fleets.

In February 2021, I left Vauxhall to start Classic PRose Consultancy, specialising in PR and editorial services, mainly in the classic car arena.

Tel: 07860 151953

Email: info@manorparkclassics.com

Elliott Gregory

Digital Marketer

I have spent the past 6 years trying to find the right industry for me. Having worked in hospitality, vehicle recovery and main dealership car sales, I have finally found the perfect place. I have keen interest in cars and I am extending my knowledge further in to classics.

I spent my time in college working on A-Levels in Media and Film. It seems that have come full circle back in to a Digital marketing roll in an industry I have a passion for.

Tel: 0161 697 5223

Email: elliott@manorparkclassics.com

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Find out more about Elliott in his Q & A session.

1. What car did you first learn to drive?

Suzuki Swift


2. What was the first car you owned?

Unfortunately, a Renault Clio 1.2. Insurance is expensive these days.


3. What is your favourite current car/cars that you own?

VW Golf GTI MK7.5


4. What is your favourite car/cars that you have previously owned?

Audi A5


5. What is your dream car?

Nissan Skyline R34 GTR. I have a passion for 80's and 90's Japanese cars, and I personally don't think it gets much better than a Skyline.


6. What/who got you interested in classic cars/cars in the first place?

My big brother.


7. Who is your favourite 'car' person dead or alive?

Chris Harris


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