Thorne Motorsports

Established in 1994 with over 30 years of experience in the motor trade.We service and maintain all makes and models of cars and light commercial vehicles.

We can help with the simplest of jobs to the most challenging.

Operating as usual


Just a few pics of some of the more interesting vehicles I've done this week 😁😁


Hi everyone 😁
Just finished a roof repaint on a Vw T5.


Today I've been removing some very old sign writing..... It's on there like concrete!!
Taking me hours......


We are trying to stay safe ...

[03/27/20]   Due to the goverments recent announcement regarding business closures and social distancing, some of the larger commercial garages are closing. However we have recieved a request to remain open and continue to offer maintenance and repair work to our customers.
We also continue to offer our free collection and drop off service to minimise disruption and inconvenience.


Air brushed wheels ... looks great simon


Rover P4 Bodywork repair


Restoration so far

VW T2a Ongoing restoration

[01/04/17]   Happy New Year everyone. We are now back to work and ready to go.


This petrol tank had a hole in it. Now its filled and painted.


Repairing front wings on a Rover P4


Here are a few photos of the old and new belly pans and floor pans.


An old camper van that needs a little restoring. This is before and after shots of the drivers floor

[01/05/16]   Happy New Year everyone


Airbrushing a skull


Wheel refurbishing with a touch of airbrushing to top it off

[01/03/14]   Hi everyone, Happy new year. We are now back from our Christmas break. Busy couple of weeks ahead. Work been stacking up over Christmas. Time to get on with it.


Another broken clutch. This is off a Vauxhall Zafira


This is a Porsche Spider replica sat on a VW Beetle chassis and running gear. We built this car a few years ago.

Body work on a Bentley 24/06/2013

Body work on a Bentley


respray 30 year old polo

[06/14/13]   Simon always says 'find a mechanic you trust and stick with them'
If its your first time dealing with a garage, get a feel for the place and the people. If it doesn't feel right, no matter how cheep it is, go somewhere else.
A girls phones two garages to price a job on her car. One garage offers to do the job for half the price and in less time than the other one. Money is tight so she takes her car to the cheeper garage. When she gets there she feels a little uneasy. The mechanic is a little short with her and almost rude. He says he can do the car in two days. She agrees for him to do the job. Five days and several phone calls later she gets told the car is ready. As she drives away she feels there is still a problem with the car. As she felt uneasy about the garage she decides to take the car to another garage to check on the work that had been done. There was a quite a few mistakes that had been made. She phones them to complain. He is very abusive to her and insists he did a good job. She was unsure about what to do. In the end she decided to pay the second garage to fix the problems. She ended up paying twice the amount she needed to pay.
Be careful when choosing a garage.


repaired and painted


Body work repair to a front spoiler


What do you mean I need new discs???


Fuel filter taken apart

[04/09/13]   Last week Simon went back to school!!
The motor trade is changing so quickly. It is important that we keep up with all the latest technology so he did a technicians course with ATA (Automotive Technician Accreditation) ATA is governed by the Institute of the Motor Industry which is the professional association for the automotive sector. The ATA scheme is the UKs first national accreditation scheme for professionals working in the automotive industry. Well done Simon.


Hi everyone
This was this mornings job. Just a little bit of sanding down on the VW camper van!


This picture was taken in the middle of a welding job. It needed to be done for the seat belt anchorage point which had corroded. First we grind back the corroded area to find suitable metal to weld to. We then weld a section over the top of the area. We finish off with seam sealant and underseal.




Worn out ramp on a horsebox which needs replacing. Simon can do that!

[02/04/13]   Hi everyone. We've had a busy January keeping all you guys on the road. Thank you for your custom and as always we will be here to help if you need us.


Mot and service on a Porsche 911.

[01/18/13]   Hi everyone
We had an interesting day today. We had two MOT'S to do, both which had to be driven in the snow. Thankfully we got the cars back to the customers safe and sound. Driving an old rear wheel drive Mercedes along a very icy road was interesting.
Take care

[01/18/13]   Hi everyone.The snow is getting pretty deep in places out there. Drive slowly, no heavy braking. Use your gears to slow down and lightly touch the brake. If you slam your foot on the brake it wont help. Keep plenty of distance between you and other cars.
Take care

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