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List of Classic friendly MOT garages

PostPost by: Jason1 » Wed Jun 22, 2011 8:45 pm

http://fbhvc.co.uk/files/2011/02/MoT-te ... Jun-11.pdf

Hi

I just saw this advertised in Practical Classics mag and thought it may interest people with MOTs coming up?

The website says you can recommend garages; which is useful as there is only one in the CO postcode for me. :cry:

http://fbhvc.co.uk/mot-garages/

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PostPost by: billwill » Wed Jun 22, 2011 10:49 pm

I can recommend Sutton Road Garage, Muswell Hill, London UK, N10 1HK

They have been MOTing my Lotus Elan for many many years now and are honest & good.

http://www.autoinsider.co.uk/local/gara ... _39892.php
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PostPost by: Jason1 » Sat Apr 28, 2012 9:58 am

http://fbhvc.co.uk/files/2011/02/MoT-te ... l-2012.pdf

This list was just updated yesterday if anybody needs it?
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PostPost by: nebogipfel » Sat Apr 28, 2012 12:40 pm

I can recommend a good one in W Norfolk ....but we both already go there :lol:
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PostPost by: TeeJay » Sat Apr 28, 2012 2:48 pm

Jason, thanks for the listing.

I live out in the sticks some 9 miles from Stafford (ST18), and what do I find in the list.
A Classic friendly MOT garage less than 5 mins away, which I did not know was there. :o

I will check it out on Monday; as hopefully; my +2 restoration will be complete this year.
This after a 5 year restoration period and some 23 years in the garage.
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PostPost by: nebogipfel » Sat Apr 28, 2012 3:55 pm

nebogipfel wrote:I can recommend a good one in W Norfolk ....but we both already go there :lol:


I just remembered I nominated him for the list :oops: Oh the joy of growing old, every day is a new experience :shock:
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PostPost by: Jason1 » Sat Apr 28, 2012 5:35 pm

I live out in the sticks some 9 miles from Stafford (ST18), and what do I find in the list.
A Classic friendly MOT garage less than 5 mins away, which I did not know was there.


Nearest one 16 miles from me :( I will try the local slack one first hopefully very soon and then aim for the friendly one next year.

My car is close to being ready for a MOT. I am keeping my fingers crossed that the wife goes to work next week so I can sneak into the garage. :lol:
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PostPost by: TeeJay » Mon Apr 30, 2012 5:09 pm

Today, I went to check out the garage listed on the FBHVC MOT List.
It was open and busy and located on a small Industrial site, just off a B road, some 1.6 miles from my home. :D

What a find. Thanks again Jason

Also a great day for the garage, did you manage it Jason? :wink:
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PostPost by: Jason1 » Mon Apr 30, 2012 6:30 pm

Also a great day for the garage, did you manage it Jason?


Sadly no; had to sort out a flooding problem in the garden that was threatening the garage. Just started raining here again and the forecast is for more rain this week. Have pumped out the soak-away; need to take up and re-level the area near the garage or put a propeller on the +2. :lol:
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PostPost by: elanmac » Tue May 01, 2012 4:20 pm

I use Newhampton Road service station in Wolverhampton and have done for the last ten years. Very considerate tester.
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PostPost by: elansprint71 » Thu May 03, 2012 11:13 am

Just back from getting the Sprint tested; it passed, as usual, at:

S&D Newton
Unit 4
Haigh Close
Parkgate Industrial Estate
Knutsford
Cheshire
WA16 8DX

I have been dealing with Dennis for many years, they are classic enthusiasts and understand how to treat older vehicles. I've nominated Dennis for the list.
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PostPost by: elanski » Mon May 28, 2012 3:46 pm

One missing from the list for the Tonbridge area.

H Engineering, http://classicandsportscarrestoration.co.uk/index.html

Just had mine done with them and went straight in - straight out, no problems. Good price too.
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