The Customer is at the heart of everything we do
We feel that all too often the car is the centre of attention, rather than its owner.
We’ve created an environment of total integrity and honesty so everyone, from the most knowledgeable ‘car geek’ to someone who simply wants turnkey motoring without ever lifting the bonnet feels at home.
Barney has an international reputation for technical excellence combined with infectious enthusiasm for motorsport-inspired classics.
He developed a passion for petrol at the age of ten when his father bought a 3.0 CSL. A childhood spent in the company of 911s, 928s, Alpinas and CSLs then led to him following in his father's footsteps and taking over his car business. Barney successfuly carried on the concept of a one stop shop for all the needs of classic car owners. And that passion for cars and their owners is what drives Classic Heroes today. Learn from Barney's experience and take advantage of his insight at Barney's Vlog Video Channel.
We pride ourselves on the fact that the service every customer receives is without compromise.
We never lower our standards; no car leaves the workshop before being road-tested and double-checked and no car is offered for sale unless it’s of a standard that we would put into our own collection. To see exactly what we mean and the challenges we tackle every day, visit our RampTime Video Channel.
When Steve left school in 1989 he only had one thing on his mind: cars. That's what brought him to the RS Centre at Ford, where he began a 3 year apprenticeship. He then went on to study at Redhill College, passing his advanced exams with flying colours.
Steve has 15 years experience in BMW Motorsport and now runs the Classic Heroes workshop with the same dedication and passion for classic cars he had when he was young.
Jack is a passionate car enthusiast and a long-term customer of Barney’s. Jack had always been impressed with ‘the Barney way’ of doing things, and that he gave Jack complete confidence and security in owning classic cars without the fear of any nasty surprises, so they decided to join forces.
The rest, as they say, is history!
Ray had a love of all things mechanised as a child
and always knew where he wanted his career to take him.
After an apprenticeship with Vauxhall, Ray's love of German brands took him to BMW where he realised he had found his niche. After a spell with TVR and Land Rover, Ray's passion for BMW brought him to join Barney in 2003. His extensive knowledge and experience are an asset to the Classic Heroes team.
Simon will be the new face in the office, taking care of Customer Service and Operations and trying to restore some form of organisation and order into Barney’s life. Loving anything petrol driven, Simon will be in his element surrounded by the Classic Heroes.
Diana is Barney's right hand man, dealing with the website, customer service and general administration.
Could this be you.....
Zak has lived and breathed cars since he was a young boy, spending his weekends and evenings working on different petrol projects with Barney.
His enthusiasm and hard work make him an asset to the Classic Heroes team.
Currently recruiting for Workshop Technicians.
Essentially your heart will be content working on iconic classics, modern classics and performance cars across multiple brands.
We are really keen to talk with people who have experience working with Porsche, BMW, Mercedes, Audi and VW, however this is not essential.
All levels of experience will be considered, from recently qualified through to Master Technicians.
Please call Barney for an informal chat.