THE OLD FORGE CLASSIC CAR RESTORATION
"The Old Forge is ideal for classic car enthusiasts, Tim owns a 1932 supercharged Lagonda Rapier which is kept in a nostalgic garage which still contains old automobilia to retain the pre war classic style"
Tim's passion for old cars stems back from his childhood where his father used to take him to school in his 1932 2 litre, low chassis supercharged Lagonda. During the 1960s, Tim's father decided that he wanted to race and bought a 1934 Lagonda Rapier and turned it into a competition special which he raced at all the major circuits. Tim always accompanied his father and they would drive to the meeting, do a 12 lap race and drive home again (what motor sport is really all about).
Tim's enthusiasm was soon rewarded when his father donated his spare Lagonda, bought for £12-10s in 1963, the perfect nucleus for building his own competition special. This car was not a restoration but a creation. Tim took himself back to the 1930s to design a period competition body, the sort of car that would have been driven at Brooklands. It evolved from a garage full of spare parts to the car you see today.
Tim now shares his Lagonda with his son Jack, who shares the same enthusiasm for classic cars. The Old Forge Bed and Breakfast is a perfect stay for classic car enthusiasts! The whole premises can be booked for large parties and their cars.
Tim is now retired, but still likes to tinker in the workshop!