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Restomods - best of both worlds, or master of none?

Posted by - Tim Earnshaw on 22 July 2022
Categories: Advice

Our luxury car storage team takes the pulse of the booming restomod scene, from the Eagle E-Type into the future.

The good old days?

The good old days?

Roll back 10 or 20 years and breaking down in a classic car was seen as being a part of the experience, a toolbox and spares readily available in the boot as and when needed. Similarly, fettling the car in the days leading up to a drive was also par for the course, and on that drive, the driver ‘enjoyed’ poor braking, a risk of overheating and all of the trappings of an old car in a modern age – like no air con or somewhere to charge your phone.

To many of us that doesn’t matter, it’s why we drive a classic, and if you’re lucky enough to drive a 50-year-old Ferrari, Aston Martin, or Porsche then you’ll find the performance more than adequate. It is rather warm in the cabin though and slowing down needs a firm press of the pedal and some good luck. And that’s where the restomod came in.

Classic meets modern

Classic meets modern

Restomods take the best of the old, combined with the most useful of the new. For many of us the Eagle E-Type is the first car to come to mind. All the style of an E-Type Jaguar, but with modern brakes and suspension, a nice stereo, air conditioning, a modern gearbox and a well-trimmed cabin. It meant the owner could undertake a drive to the Riviera without issue, and it also meant you could put the V12 power to good use as it stopped and handled like a modern sports car. Did it take away some of the charm and character of the original? That’s down to individual tastes, but we see plenty of old houses with modern extensions so there is a market for a mix of new and old.

All mod cons

All mod cons

Since the Eagle, one can barely move at events like Goodwood Festival of Speed without bumping into another restomod launch, be it a Lancia Delta Integrale or a Porsche 928. Many of these come with lavish interiors, tuned engines and a large price tag. Look closely and you’ll see they are a labour of love, with exquisite details and ultra-high-quality materials and that’s before we take into consideration the engineering prowess needed to blend old cars with new technology whist maintaining the classic feel. No wonder these cars come at a cost.

How about you? Would you rather the finest 930 Turbo money could buy, or would you take a Singer recreation instead? You pays your money; you takes your choice. One thing is for certain though, restomods are here to stay. In recent times restomod cars have started to be accepted as genuine classics, even by some of the official owners clubs. And, along with EV converted classics, they offer a great way to attract a new breed of enthusiast to the world of classic cars…and that can only be a good thing.

 

Luxury car storage for vintage, modern and everything in-between

At Windrush, every car is welcomed and cherished. Whether you come to us hoping to keep an untouched classic in pristine condition, or trust us to draw up a bespoke maintenance schedule for a restomod model, no other prestige car storage service takes a more individual-focused approach.

Step inside our long term car storage facilities in London and the Cotswolds and you’ll see the results of that attention to detail. The service starts with our renowned twelve-step induction process – from a professional clean to a personal storage bay – ensuring your vehicle is settled down the right way.

That care and diligence continues for the duration of your stay, too, as we keep your pride and joy in peak condition with ongoing maintenance, regular check-ups and round-the-clock security.

For the highest standards in long term car storage, it has to be Windrush. Contact the team now on info@windrushcarstorage.co.uk

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There’s just something about cars and coffee that fits. Sometimes, we’ll opt for going solo, finding the perfect sunset, then leaning back on the bonnet, sipping a flask. Other times, we’ll drop in at one of our favourite coffee stops across the UK, blowing the froth off a latte while catching up with old faces. Of course, there are countless generic coffee chains on every motorway. But in this countdown, Windrush’s classic car storage team picks out eleven great independents that give a particularly warm welcome to the motoring community, going the extra mile with themed décor, enthusiast events and automobile displays. Caffeine And Machine, Ettington, Warwickshire Self-described as a “destination for those who appreciate moving things”, Caffeine And Machine includes a coffee house, licensed bar and restaurant, boutique b&b and living art gallery – it’s more of a shrine to motoring and gastronomy than a half-hour stop-off. https://caffeineandmachine.com/ Podium Place, Newbury The aroma of artisan coffee greets you as you pull into Podium Place, with a team of Per’La speciality roasters responsible for one of the best cups in the South East. The biggest draw, though, is sipping said coffee amongst a fleet of aspirational supercars, from rare Ferraris to limited-edition Aston Martins. www.podiumplace.co.uk Baffle Haus, Pontypool, Wales Painted onto the wall of Baffle Haus is the ‘Share The Ride’ mantra that this Pontypool café lives by. Best-known as a biker hub – but equally welcoming to anyone on wheels – you’ll fuel up with an americano or panini while browsing the motoring memorabilia, and perhaps even pick up some new leathers from the adjoining clothing shop. www.baffleculture.com/bafflehaus The Carding Shed, Holmfirth, West Yorkshire Not just a coffee stop but a veritable time machine, this former Yorkshire mill serves its brews in traditional china cups and completes the Goodwood Revival vibe with a classic car display, including vintage Mercedes and more. www.thecardingshed.co.uk Gilks Garage, Kineton, Warwickshire Don’t mistake Gilks for a gimmicky themed café. This genuinely retro stop-off is authentic to the bone, still run by the family who manned the pumps back in the 1950s. Even so, the menu has moved with the times: try the Full Service Pizza or Mighty Mechanic Burger. www.gilksgaragecafe.com Duke Of London, Brentford, West London Founded in 2015 by Merlin McCormack, coffee is just the start at this classic and supercar hub – you’ll also find car sales, restoration, servicing, detailing and more. For those who run on heavier fuel, the onsite Brewery Tap Pub and Santa Maria Pizzeria – voted London’s best – are a must. www.dukeoflondon.co.uk The Motorist, Sherburn In Elmet, North Yorkshire This stylish hub for all things auto offers both the Arnage Restaurant (named after the famous corner on the Le Mans circuit), and the Motorist Café and Showroom (where you can pit for coffee and rocky road, surrounded by a lineup of immaculate vintage cars). www.themotorist.com Ace Café, Stonebridge, London Founded in 1938 – and now with outposts across the globe – the original Ace is arguably the world’s most famous motor café. A mecca for scooter-riding mods in the Sixties, rock ‘n’ roll remains in the Ace’s DNA, and while browsing the menu, also keep an eye out for upcoming gigs. https://london.acecafe.com/ NY500, Pickering, North Yorkshire You might come to NY500 for the SpeedFest 22 event, but you’ll return for one of Yorkshire’s best no-nonsense cafés, whose Bangkok Bad Boy Burger is the stuff of local legend. www.ny500.co.uk Bike Shed, Hackney, London In a digital world, Bike Shed stands apart with its proud “analogue” ethos, inviting all-comers to watch the bikes rumble past, strike up a conversation with a fellow enthusiast or cheer on the MotoGP in a dedicated screening room beneath the atmospheric Victorian arches. https://bikeshedmoto.co.uk/ Recharge and return to Windrush classic car storage Wherever you roam, come back refreshed to Windrush classic car storage. We’re the most trusted name in luxury car storage, for reasons that become clear when you arrive at our state-of-the-art facilities in Central London and the Cotswolds. Windrush’s long term car storage service begins with our pace-setting twelve-step induction process. But when it comes to your pride and joy, our attention to detail never ends. Whatever the duration of your stay, we’ll devise an ongoing maintenance programme for your model – all part of a luxury car storage service whose reputation precedes it. The Windrush classic car storage team would love to tell you more over coffee. Drop us a line on info@windrushcarstorage.co.uk
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Fast enough for most of us.  Not many of us use a supercar for the daily duties, however, and if you want to blur the scenery with the family in tow, something like an Audi RS6 would be fabulous (0-60 in 3.1), or maybe a Golf GTI if the bank manager has an eye on you (5.9 to 60). It’s fair to say that most drivers would be happy with a 0-60 time of between 5-6 seconds from a fast family load-lugger.  Enter the EV In 2008, a new car brand launched called Tesla, offering electric-only vehicles. Now a globally recognised manufacturer, Tesla offers a range of usable family cars like the entry-level Model 3. With room for the kids, the shopping and the dog, this mainstay of our EV storage blends practicality with a great charging network to make a compelling case for electric. But Tesla’s innocuous-looking car also hits 60mph in 5.3 seconds, just a fraction slower than the latest Porsche 911 Carrera S. Didn’t expect that, did you? Choose the ‘Performance’ Model 3, meanwhile, and you’ll stay with a Ferrari 430 Scuderia (or a Lamborghini Countach LP500s for that matter) all the way to 60, as both are capable of reaching 60 in just 3.1 seconds. In addition, while the Ferrari driver will need to be skilled to achieve that time, the Tesla pilot merely selects ‘drive’ and puts their foot down, probably while telling the kids to be quiet in the back. Keeping pace Tesla shows no signs of slowing down (no pun intended) either, and recently launched their Model S Plaid which can get to 60 mph in – wait for it – 1.98 seconds. Let’s put some context on that. A Bugatti Chiron, arguably the pinnacle of pacy motoring, gets to 60 in 2.4 seconds. A Red Bull RB11 Formula One car does it in 1.7 while an NHRA Top Fuel Dragster reaches the magical figure in 0.8 seconds.  Just ponder that for a moment. A family car will leave a Chiron behind in acceleration, can keep an F1 car firmly in sight and will be around a second behind a 7000-horsepower fire-breathing dragster to 60 mph. Blimey. The bigger picture But perhaps this goes to prove a point long made by the motoring press. 0-60 doesn’t really matter. Sure, it’s fun to show friends and family a few times, but after that you’d be fed up with clearing up the kids’ revisited lunch from the back seat and scraping the dog from the back window.  Really, most drivers want exhilarating acceleration (which takes some effort to harness), along with an element of driver engagement. They want to enjoy cornering, perfect weight distribution, noise and mechanical harmony. Which is why that Golf GTI we mentioned earlier would probably be favoured by most of us if the choice was between that and a fast EV for a Sunday B-road blast.  In conclusion, it’s strange to think of the physical training elite drivers in F1 and drag racing go through to prepare their bodies for the G-forces they are subject to – when anyone can now experience the same violent acceleration straight from the showroom. How much is too much? We guess only time will tell. The UK’s favourite EV storage – or a home for your hypercar At Windrush, we believe in equal car storage opportunities. Visit our facilities in London or the Cotswolds and you’ll find tailored EV storage that factors in every quality and quirk of your electric vehicle. Likewise, come to us with a purring one-off hypercar and we’ll ensure it stays Instagram-ready.  Whatever you drive, rely on our famous twelve-stage induction process to settle your car in. 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    There’s just something about cars and coffee that fits. Sometimes, we’ll opt for going solo, finding the perfect sunset, then leaning back on the bonnet, sipping a flask. Other times, we’ll drop in at one of our favourite coffee stops across the UK, blowing the froth off a latte while catching up with old faces. Of course, there are countless generic coffee chains on every motorway. But in this countdown, Windrush’s classic car storage team picks out eleven great independents that give a particularly warm welcome to the motoring community, going the extra mile with themed décor, enthusiast events and automobile displays. Caffeine And Machine, Ettington, Warwickshire Self-described as a “destination for those who appreciate moving things”, Caffeine And Machine includes a coffee house, licensed bar and restaurant, boutique b&b and living art gallery – it’s more of a shrine to motoring and gastronomy than a half-hour stop-off. https://caffeineandmachine.com/ Podium Place, Newbury The aroma of artisan coffee greets you as you pull into Podium Place, with a team of Per’La speciality roasters responsible for one of the best cups in the South East. The biggest draw, though, is sipping said coffee amongst a fleet of aspirational supercars, from rare Ferraris to limited-edition Aston Martins. www.podiumplace.co.uk Baffle Haus, Pontypool, Wales Painted onto the wall of Baffle Haus is the ‘Share The Ride’ mantra that this Pontypool café lives by. Best-known as a biker hub – but equally welcoming to anyone on wheels – you’ll fuel up with an americano or panini while browsing the motoring memorabilia, and perhaps even pick up some new leathers from the adjoining clothing shop. www.baffleculture.com/bafflehaus The Carding Shed, Holmfirth, West Yorkshire Not just a coffee stop but a veritable time machine, this former Yorkshire mill serves its brews in traditional china cups and completes the Goodwood Revival vibe with a classic car display, including vintage Mercedes and more. www.thecardingshed.co.uk Gilks Garage, Kineton, Warwickshire Don’t mistake Gilks for a gimmicky themed café. This genuinely retro stop-off is authentic to the bone, still run by the family who manned the pumps back in the 1950s. Even so, the menu has moved with the times: try the Full Service Pizza or Mighty Mechanic Burger. www.gilksgaragecafe.com Duke Of London, Brentford, West London Founded in 2015 by Merlin McCormack, coffee is just the start at this classic and supercar hub – you’ll also find car sales, restoration, servicing, detailing and more. For those who run on heavier fuel, the onsite Brewery Tap Pub and Santa Maria Pizzeria – voted London’s best – are a must. www.dukeoflondon.co.uk The Motorist, Sherburn In Elmet, North Yorkshire This stylish hub for all things auto offers both the Arnage Restaurant (named after the famous corner on the Le Mans circuit), and the Motorist Café and Showroom (where you can pit for coffee and rocky road, surrounded by a lineup of immaculate vintage cars). www.themotorist.com Ace Café, Stonebridge, London Founded in 1938 – and now with outposts across the globe – the original Ace is arguably the world’s most famous motor café. A mecca for scooter-riding mods in the Sixties, rock ‘n’ roll remains in the Ace’s DNA, and while browsing the menu, also keep an eye out for upcoming gigs. https://london.acecafe.com/ NY500, Pickering, North Yorkshire You might come to NY500 for the SpeedFest 22 event, but you’ll return for one of Yorkshire’s best no-nonsense cafés, whose Bangkok Bad Boy Burger is the stuff of local legend. www.ny500.co.uk Bike Shed, Hackney, London In a digital world, Bike Shed stands apart with its proud “analogue” ethos, inviting all-comers to watch the bikes rumble past, strike up a conversation with a fellow enthusiast or cheer on the MotoGP in a dedicated screening room beneath the atmospheric Victorian arches. https://bikeshedmoto.co.uk/ Recharge and return to Windrush classic car storage Wherever you roam, come back refreshed to Windrush classic car storage. We’re the most trusted name in luxury car storage, for reasons that become clear when you arrive at our state-of-the-art facilities in Central London and the Cotswolds. Windrush’s long term car storage service begins with our pace-setting twelve-step induction process. But when it comes to your pride and joy, our attention to detail never ends. Whatever the duration of your stay, we’ll devise an ongoing maintenance programme for your model – all part of a luxury car storage service whose reputation precedes it. The Windrush classic car storage team would love to tell you more over coffee. Drop us a line on info@windrushcarstorage.co.uk
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Offering the highest levels of performance, often with a healthy dose of danger, they are the ultimate adrenaline rush, simply the fastest cars you can buy.  Gone in 60 seconds With 0-60 one of the longest-standing benchmarks of performance testing, the Windrush EV storage team wanted to investigate how the landscape is changing with the rush to reach 60 miles per hour. How fast is ‘fast’ in today’s world, exactly? In the ’70s you could buy a Ferrari 512bb, as stunning today as it was then, and every inch the Italian supercar we all dream of with a 5.0 Flat-12 engine mounted in the midship. Back then, 0-60 took just 6.1 seconds. Fast forward 20 years and Ferrari offered the 348, a car which reached 60 in 5.2 seconds from its wonderful 3.4 V8. Today’s equivalent, the Ferrari 488, reaches 60 in 2.7 seconds. Fast enough for most of us.  Not many of us use a supercar for the daily duties, however, and if you want to blur the scenery with the family in tow, something like an Audi RS6 would be fabulous (0-60 in 3.1), or maybe a Golf GTI if the bank manager has an eye on you (5.9 to 60). It’s fair to say that most drivers would be happy with a 0-60 time of between 5-6 seconds from a fast family load-lugger.  Enter the EV In 2008, a new car brand launched called Tesla, offering electric-only vehicles. Now a globally recognised manufacturer, Tesla offers a range of usable family cars like the entry-level Model 3. With room for the kids, the shopping and the dog, this mainstay of our EV storage blends practicality with a great charging network to make a compelling case for electric. But Tesla’s innocuous-looking car also hits 60mph in 5.3 seconds, just a fraction slower than the latest Porsche 911 Carrera S. Didn’t expect that, did you? Choose the ‘Performance’ Model 3, meanwhile, and you’ll stay with a Ferrari 430 Scuderia (or a Lamborghini Countach LP500s for that matter) all the way to 60, as both are capable of reaching 60 in just 3.1 seconds. In addition, while the Ferrari driver will need to be skilled to achieve that time, the Tesla pilot merely selects ‘drive’ and puts their foot down, probably while telling the kids to be quiet in the back. Keeping pace Tesla shows no signs of slowing down (no pun intended) either, and recently launched their Model S Plaid which can get to 60 mph in – wait for it – 1.98 seconds. Let’s put some context on that. A Bugatti Chiron, arguably the pinnacle of pacy motoring, gets to 60 in 2.4 seconds. A Red Bull RB11 Formula One car does it in 1.7 while an NHRA Top Fuel Dragster reaches the magical figure in 0.8 seconds.  Just ponder that for a moment. A family car will leave a Chiron behind in acceleration, can keep an F1 car firmly in sight and will be around a second behind a 7000-horsepower fire-breathing dragster to 60 mph. Blimey. The bigger picture But perhaps this goes to prove a point long made by the motoring press. 0-60 doesn’t really matter. Sure, it’s fun to show friends and family a few times, but after that you’d be fed up with clearing up the kids’ revisited lunch from the back seat and scraping the dog from the back window.  Really, most drivers want exhilarating acceleration (which takes some effort to harness), along with an element of driver engagement. They want to enjoy cornering, perfect weight distribution, noise and mechanical harmony. Which is why that Golf GTI we mentioned earlier would probably be favoured by most of us if the choice was between that and a fast EV for a Sunday B-road blast.  In conclusion, it’s strange to think of the physical training elite drivers in F1 and drag racing go through to prepare their bodies for the G-forces they are subject to – when anyone can now experience the same violent acceleration straight from the showroom. How much is too much? We guess only time will tell. The UK’s favourite EV storage – or a home for your hypercar At Windrush, we believe in equal car storage opportunities. Visit our facilities in London or the Cotswolds and you’ll find tailored EV storage that factors in every quality and quirk of your electric vehicle. Likewise, come to us with a purring one-off hypercar and we’ll ensure it stays Instagram-ready.  Whatever you drive, rely on our famous twelve-stage induction process to settle your car in. Then give yourself over to an open-ended maintenance schedule that means you’re ready to drive out whenever the desire takes you. No wonder our rivals can’t keep up with Windrush prestige car storage. Contact the Windrush team today to ask about our EV storage service. We’re ready to hear from you on info@windrushcarstorage.co.uk
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    If you are lucky enough to own a supercar, we encourage you to make sure you extract maximum excitement from your investment. From track days to supercar storage, here are five ways to make living the supercar dream even sweeter. Join An Owners Club Owning a supercar should be sociable, not a twilight existence of solitary polishing – so find out what owners clubs are out there for your marque and model. Famously friendly, an owners club will welcome you into a community of like-minded folks, who all share your obsession. Clubs can advise on the best specialists, recommend upgrades and suggest motoring events you never even knew existed, you’ll wonder how you managed without them.         Try A Track Day There comes a time in the life of every supercar owner when they realise they’ve never actually got close to realising their cars potential. To unclip your supercar’s leash in style, why not book a track day? From Silverstone to Goodwood, the nation’s most fabled racetracks are at your fingertips for as little as £99, letting you put all the technical engineering to the ultimate test, in a safe environment…with no lampposts. Book Professional Driving Tuition There’s no shame in admitting your supercar is more capable than you, but drivers can awaken their inner Lewis Hamilton with a high-performance driving lesson. Don’t come expecting to brush up on parallel parking: this sort of dynamic driver training typically takes place at a proving ground where speed is no object, placing you in the hands of a hardened coach who’ll tear apart your bad habits then rebuild you as a driver worthy of the marque. By the end, you won’t just drive the Lamborghini. You will be the Lamborghini… Take A Road Trip Every time you use it your car for a cruise down the High Street, your Ferrari dies a little inside. Supercars were born to eat tarmac, so treat yours to the best roads in the world. From the isolated majesty of Snowdonia’s, A-roads to the heaven-scraping heights of Austria’s Grossglockner Hochalpenstrasse, there’s a whole world out there to roam at high speed – and of course, friends at your owners club will know every hairpin and drinking hole along the way. Choose Professional Supercar Storage We’ve covered the instant gratification of supercar ownership. But when it comes to enjoying your dream machine in the long-term, the best advice of all is to treat it to professional supercar storage. With car theft rising during lockdown and incorrect storage jeopardising everything from paintwork to mechanics, it’s vital to find a supercar storage facility that understands what your model needs to stay in optimum working order. At Windrush, we’re proud to offer the complete supercar storage solution. Following a thorough twelve-step induction, we’ll settle your supercar in a dehumidified, climate-controlled indoor storage bay, maintained with 24/7 security, twice-daily checks and weekly battery and drip tray inspections. Plus, every 60 days, we’ll give your supercar an expert maintenance checkover and run it up to temperature on our internal rolling road. Whether you’re based in the countryside, or need London supercar storage, your pride and joy couldn’t be in safer hands. To discover how Windrush supercar storage can help, get in touch today.
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