Car SOS at new base11/10/2016
The company behind a hit TV show in which classic cars are restored to their former glory has launched a new base near Birmingham, it was announced today.
Fuzz Townshend, one of the presenters of Channel 4’s Car SOS, has confirmed that filming of the new series will take place at a unit at the Springfield industrial estate, Oldbury.
In the show, presenter Tim Shaw and Fuzz employ graft, mechanical expertise and tender loving care to restore rusty but much-loved old motors for their surprised owners.
Fuzz and business partner Dave Tassel run To-Ta Classics Ltd and have agreed a five-year lease on the 5,548 sq ft unit on the estate which is owned and managed by London & Cambridge Properties (LCP), the leading West Midlands-based property and development company.
To-Ta undertakes to service, recommission and rebuild classic and cherished cars to the highest quality and standards, according to Fuzz.
He said: “These are exciting times. To-Ta Classics sees myself and Dave Tassell join forces in a purpose-equipped workshop - a top class classic car maintenance and restoration facility near to the heart of the West Midlands.
“We will be delivering a more professional way to provide classic car care to an ever more sophisticated and demanding market. We can provide a full package of care from drop off to collection of cherished cars, whether the job is large or small.”
He added: “It will also be the base for the next series of Car SOS, and filming has already started” Series four of Car SOS is currently being shown on the National Geographic Channel at 10pm on Tuesdays.
Paula James, industrial lettings manager at LCP, completed the deal. She said: “When we were approached by Fuzz and Dave it was clear that they needed a high quality unit in a secure location with excellent links to the motorway network.
“I am delighted that they agreed that the unit at Springfield in Oldbury matched their demanding requirements and I wish them huge success with the new classic car restoration venture and the television series.”