Wheeler Dealers helped by Auto Windscreens for #ClassicRumble charity build
Wednesday, 25 Oct 2017
Auto Windscreens has helped the presenter of popular restoration show Wheeler Dealers, Mike Brewer with a special charity project.
Auto Windscreens, one of the UK’s leading automotive glass repair and replacement providers, has helped the presenter of popular restoration show Wheeler Dealers, Mike Brewer with a special charity project known as the #ClassicRumble.
Mike was challenged alongside fellow Wheeler Dealer and presenter of Channel 4’s For the Love of Cars, Ant Anstead to complete a restoration project for the charity of their choice by Lancaster Insurance in March, with each presenter hoping that their finished classic will achieve the highest bid when they are auctioned through Silverstone Auctions at the Classic Motor Show in November.
Since April, Mike and his team have been restoring an incredible 1989 Ford Escort XR3i and Auto Windscreens donated and fitted a new windscreen, which was carried out by Jason Jackson, as well as providing a warranty for the new owner, to help the project be ready in time for November’s show.
Ant Anstead and his team have also been busy building a 1950s inspired Grand Prix racer from scratch and once auctioned, two extremely worthwhile charities, Marie Crawford Boyd Foundation and Harrison’s Fund, will receive all of the respective proceeds of the sale.
Mike comments: “It's always a delight getting the chance to bring a classic car back to life and to do it for charity makes this build even more special. I’ve had an amazing team behind me and the offers of help we’ve received from fellow enthusiasts and companies has been outstanding. If it wasn’t for companies like Auto Windscreens donating their time and products then it wouldn’t have been possible - so a huge thank you from the bottom of my heart”.
Andrew Evanson, Senior Operations Manager for Lancaster Insurance comments: “Throughout the activity, the passion and generosity of the classic car industry has been overwhelming. For us, the main aim was to raise as much as possible for the charities and we hope that, come 11th November, at the auction we’ll do just that! Huge thanks to both Mike, Ant, their respective teams and everyone that has helped - it’s been a real group effort for a fantastic cause!”
The #ClassicRumble activity will see the final show stopping auction, through Silverstone Auctions, on Saturday 11th November at the Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show, with Discovery, at the NEC. For more information on the project please visit: www.lancasterinsurance.co.uk