Open House and Pig Roast

Blue skies, sunshine and the smell of slow roasted Oxfordshire pig heralded the start of our Open House and Pig Roast and a visit from local members of the Vintage Sports Car Club (VSCC) and the Riley Register together with their fabulous cars on the 2nd September 2007.

Never has our site played host to such a wide range of historic cars, from the Austin 7 to the Bugatti, and naturally there was much mutual admiration and enjoyment derived from the diversity of motors present.

We regularly enjoy visits from many customers, both those based in the UK and those from overseas. However, for many people, particularly those in the local area, the activities and the scale of operations at Fiennes Restoration have perhaps been something of a mystery. So it was with this in mind that we extended an invitation to visit our workshops and a chance to meet some of our team.

There was much interest in the cars being restored in the engineering and coach building workshops as well as in the range of machines and tools both old and new which are used to manufacture an extensive range of Bentley and Rolls-Royce spare parts. Moreover, there was a strong sense of optimism and appreciation that there are companies such as ourselves who are dedicated to the restoration of vintage motor cars and the preservation of coach building and engineering skills that are vital for their ongoing maintenance.

This was also an opportunity to meet and enjoy the company of fellow enthusiasts, whilst sampling local hog with all the trimmings beside the Mill Stream!

Thanks must go to all those who helped make the day such an enjoyable event, and particularly to our caterers who began work early in the morning, whilst most of us were still in bed, in order to provide us with a delicious lunch.

View from the Mill stream

An impressive line up of cars

An impressive line up of cars

Bentley

Bentley