Activities and Charity Work

At the age of 28 I was diagnosed with Testicular Cancer – thanks to the amazing work of the staff a Clatter Bridge  and Arrowe Park hospitals I made a full recovery!

Obviously I try to promote awareness of this disease as well as raise funds to help those afflicted – a few years ago I was in a calendar – yes, one of those calendars! – for Marie Curie Cancer Care

Back in 2013 I lost a close friend – Mark Flynn – donations to Marie Curie exceeded our target by 260%!

https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/sandy-fairbairn

I hope to do more things like this soon!

 

The Garage (TV Series)

Back in the early 00s I took part in a TV Series for the Discovery Channel – set in a garage in Marbella

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It was quite the experience – here’s a few clips

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Bikes

Whilst I’m not a specialist bike mechanic, I’ve always owned bikes and often rebuild engines and/or customize them for customers and friends.

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Commercials

White vans – they are quite common, not always as nice as those 2!

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We work on allsorts of vans from workhorses through customised minibuses and mobile homes!
Of course keeping them that was often involves delving into the oiliest parts…

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I’ve had a few vans and pickups over the years…

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That’s a Berlingo which I customized – yes, the front-bumper is from an Impreza, cut-down to size…

Pickups are always handy to have – did a fair bit of customisation to this one in it’s time here…

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It’s replacement was a LITTLE bit bigger again!

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Prestige

Who doesn’t like lots of toys, quality leather and BIG engines – above is an Aston Martin DBS, surely one of the best looking cars ever made?

Heavy British Metal continues with this Bentley Azure Convertible

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and this Bentley Turbo-R – in for rear suspension work

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Finally, a classic 1930s Rolls Royce!
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Classics

Always great to get into some older cars – above is an MG TF – in for a service and a little TLC

Here we have some classic Mercedes in for some TLC

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Change of view – underneath an MGB, dealing with some frame rust

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More pics from the MG TF

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We don’t see too many US cars but here’s a Pontiac – in for some fairly major engine work as well as other stuff!

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and finally, a 1930s Rolls Royce – not something you see every day!

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Bespoke Fabrication

 

I love a challenge and converting this Land Rover 110 into a fully working tipper was just-that

 

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I’ve since continued that project by making a custom hard-top for the tipper – always nice to keep refining your work!!

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