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  • Our engineers are some of the most experienced in their field.

    With a mixture of huge experience in motorsport, engineering degrees, apprenticeships and a deep seated love of automotive engineering our team are an exceptional, multiskilled,  group.

    The team is led full time by Jim Stokes, the combination providing a depth of knowledge and expertise is second to none, allowing JSWL to provide an unrivalled service to owners.

THE TEAM

Tim Paterson (Workshop Manager)

Tim joined JSWL in 2004 as a fully qualified mechanic. He spent his initial time with JSWL working in the restoration shop before taking on the role of Workshop Manager. Tim has successfully completed various project management courses that assist him with his job of monitoring current projects within the workshop. Customer communication and updates are also a key part of his role within the organisation.


Bob Fleming (Automotive Mechanical Engineer)

Bob joined JSWL as a fully qualified mechanic in 2006, he has been involved with many restoration and recreation projects during this time. He has travelled extensively with the company supporting customers on many events such as the Historic Monte Carlo Rally, Peking to Paris and Mille Miglia. Bob has also become the gearbox and rear axle expert within the group.


James Harrington (Automotive Mechanical Engineer)

James joined JSWL following a Motor Sport degree with Oxford Brookes University. He has gained a lot of specialist knowledge of the Tipo 33 having run restoration projects for two separate cars. James was also been a key person working in the recreation from original parts of the Alfa Romeo 158. James can also be found at some of the shows we exhibit at alongside the projects he has been involved with.


Paul Smith (Automotive Mechanical Engineer)

Paul joined JSWL after gaining 9 years’ experience within the historic race car sector. His was involved in the preparation and race support for historic cars racing in Europe and America. Paul works in the restoration shop and has run various 8C Alfa Romeo restoration projects. He has also supported customers on the Mille Miglia many times and is a regular at the Goodwood Revival.


Andy Palmer (Automotive Mechanical Engineer

Andy joined JSWL in 2012 with over 20 years’ experience as a fully qualified Mechanic. With a hugely diverse range of engineering experience, including maintaining mining equipment in Australia, heavy plant and 4x4 development, Andy now gets particular pleasure from researching the historical detail so critical to completing the restoration of historic cars.


Malcolm Sutherland (Automotive Mechanical Engineer)

Malcolm is a fully qualified mechanic and first worked for JSWL between 2010 and 2012 before leaving to work for a restoration company specialising in vintage Rolls Royce and Bentley.  He decided that couldn't stay away and returned in 2015 bringing with him the extra knowledge and experience gained in his time away.


Tony Flury (Automotive Mechanical Engineer

Tony joined JSWL with many years experience across a wide range of engineering disciplines. Having enjoyed motocross and working on motorbikes in his youth he has trained in the engineering of cars, coaches and electric vehicles. He is also a skilled fabricator which is an element of the work that he particularly enjoys. Having spent time specialising in Jaguars he joined us in 2017.


Joe Moon (Automotive Mechanical Engineer)

Joe is a fully qualified Mechanic that prior to joining JSWL spent 4 years as a historic vehicle mechanic. Since joining JSWL Joe has been involved in the restoration of many significant projects including the long chassis Alfa 8C 2300 and ground up restoration of an Alfa Romeo 6C 1750. He is currently preparing an Alfa Romeo 8C 2900 for the Mille Miglia.


Toby Thornberry (Automotive Mechanical Engineer)

Before joining JSWL Toby completed an apprenticeship and worked as a Mechanic with Classic Team Lotus, working on restoration and race support projects. He was part of the team that recently finished a thorough restoration including colour change to a Long Chassis Alfa 8C 2300.


Emilia Brown (Apprentice Automotive Mechanical Engineer)

Joined as an enthusiastic Apprentice Mechanic with no previous engineering employment. Emilia currently attends Bicester Heritage Skills Academy Centre where she is studying in her final year of a four year course.


Dale Cooper (Engine Shop Manager)

Dale joined JSWL in 2019 as Engine Shop Manager. He is an automotive and mechanical engineer with over 20 years’ experience, his background also includes automotive and motorsport engineering education on both 2 and 4 wheels.


Andy Littlechild (Mechanical Engineer - Engine Shop)

Andy joined in 2004 and has worked in a number of departments giving him a thorough understanding of restoration processes. Now working in the engine shop as a JSWL trained engine builder specialising in engine ancillaries such as Superchargers and Magnetos etc., Andy has also supported customer’s cars at both the Mille Miglia and Goodwood Motor Circuit


Ian Cross (Mechanical Engineer - Engine Shop)

Prior to joining in 2011 Ian had over 40 year previous experience as an Engine Builder, Project Manager and Race Mechanic. Ian has built many engines with JSWL including the Tipo 33 and Alfa 158.


Glen White (Mechanical Engineer - Engine Shop)

Glen is qualified as an Engine Builder and ran his own business before joining JSWL in 2016. He is now JSWL trained and has a through knowledge of our Alfa Romeo engines along with the other historic marques that we specialise in. Glen is also a competent Dyno Technician.


Robert Chittock (Mechanical Engineer - Engine Shop)

Rob joined JSWL with over 25 years’ experience as a Race Mechanic, working with both Modern and Historic sports cars. He currently works as an engine builder in the engine shop having completed many engine builds.


William Mongan (Mechanical Engineer - Engine Shop) 

Will joined as an Apprentice Mechanic with no previous engineering experience.  Having worked in the restoration shop whilst completing his apprenticeship Will has now become an experienced JSWL engine builder.


Jake Rogers (Trainee Mechanical Engineer - Engine Shop)

Jake previously worked as an Engineer/CNC Machinist before joining JSWL, he is currently working in the engine shop as a trainee engine builder


Duncan Lawler (Stores Controller) 

Duncan has been the main stores controller since 2007, he is also a fully qualified mechanic with a complete understanding of the vehicles we look after. Duncan also looks after external customer parts requests both in the UK and overseas. He also controls parts imported for repair using our IP import control.


Andrew 'Drew' Norris (Stores Controller)

Drew was working as a qualified Mechanic before joining JSWL but also had previous experience of Stock Control within a large retail organisation. Drew also has excellent IT and computer networking skills and is our go to man for any computer problems.