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Ex-Tailor Turned Heritage Car Mechanic Uniquely Suited to Showcase Classic Ferrari at Savile Row Concours

23rd May 2024

Ex-tailor turned Haynes Heritage Engineering workshop manager Nick Lockey-May was on familiar territory this week when he accompanied a classic 1958 Ferrari 250 GT Pininfarina to the Concours on Savile Row.

Nick and his team carried out mechanical work on the historic car, the first Ferrari road car ever sold in the UK – and he was on hand to ensure everything went smoothly at the prestigious London event. 

“Having worked in the tailoring industry for six years, I’m delighted to be returning albeit in a different guise”, said Nick 

“The concours is such a prestigious event and I didn’t think I’d ever get the chance to be on the red carpet with a car. 

“Our workshop team restore and service many classic vehicles and it’s nice to have the opportunity to showcase some of their work at a high profile event like this”, he added.

Launched in 2022, the Concours on Savile Row is a key date in both the automotive and bespoke-tailoring calendar.

The event features some of the greatest cars ever made, matched with specific tailors to continue a long tradition of car manufacturers pairing with the craftsmanship of Savile Row.

As well as the cars the two-day event also includes tours of famous tailors and demonstrations of remarkable craftsmanship along with talks and live music.

The 1958 Ferrari 250 GT Pininfarina, which is owned by Chris Haynes, Chair of Trustees at Haynes Motor Museum, was among the highlights of the London Motor Car Show in 1958. It was originally owned by Mike Hawthorn, former Formula One champion who agreed a deal with Enzo Ferrari to sell Ferrari road cars in Britain. 

With more than 35 years’ experience specialising in classic car servicing, repair and restoration, Haynes Heritage Engineering excel in the full spectrum of engineering disciplines including bodyshop fabrication, mechanical work, as well as operating an on-site state-of-the-art paintshop.

Haynes Heritage Engineering is situated alongside Haynes Motor Museum. All profits made from the classic car workshop are reinvested into the Museum charity who are dedicated to educating and inspiring the next generation of automotive engineers and enthusiasts. 


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