Bikes weren’t his only passion as he had always had an interest in classic and vintage cars. This desire arose when attending a Formula one race meeting at Brands Hatch back in the 80s, whilst watching the classic car supporting races. The passion became a reality when he restored a 1934 Austin 7 Ruby at the age of just 22. It all went from there and now Anthony has the pleasure of bringing many vintage cars back to life and providing them the care and attention they warrant.
Over time the business has expanded, which means that it was time to create a purpose-built facility which enables H Engineering to work on many more vehicles as they have exceptional in-house capabilities to produce replacement parts and components that have been rendered obsolete. Based in Horsmonden, only 15 minutes outside of Tunbridge Wells, they are serving enthusiasts throughout Kent and across the UK and Europe.
Classic cars hold so many memories for their owners and consume so much character. For most people, just looking at a classic car makes them smile. The classic car market is currently experiencing high activity, making it a great investment, one that it always increasing over time. So not only will you get to experience the joy of classic car ownership, but you could make money too. A classic car is also an excellent way of turning heads, it’s also a great conversation starter with others who share a fondness for classic motorcars.
Over the years, H Engineering have completed many classic car restoration projects including work on some of the world’s most prestigious vehicles. The vast experience of their team and the traditional working practices, ensure that all classic and vintage cars receive the renowned H Engineering treatment. By utilising time-honoured methods and systems, they can deliver successful restorations on even the most demanding of projects.
As well as restoring, Anthony Hansford has also had the privilege to race historic vehicles, from a 1934 Ex Brooklands Singer Le Mans Streamliner to Jos Verstappen’s A21 Arrows. From 2000-2010 he restored and raced ex Formula 1 cars, which had always been his dream. This led to racing, preparing and running clients classic race cars. This meant that the company was able to attend many famous tracks in the UK and Europe, including the Goodwood Hill Climb which is a very popular event in the UK. The client was lucky enough to race at the hill climb in his BMW E21 that H Engineering restored and looked after at the track. This also led to Tony racing a client’s car, a 1959 Rochdale GT, at the famous Goodwood Revival and Members Meeting which are wonderful events which totally transform you back in time.
The company invites customers to visit its premise in Horsmonden, where restoration projects are continually in progress. They believe that the best way to build an understanding of the work that they do, is to see it for yourself. They always make time available to show customers how they will perform work on their own vehicles.
If you would like to find out more about H Engineering classic car restoration services, call now on 01892 549042 to discuss your requirements in detail.