Entries by Paolo CTC

The Founder’s car: a ‘Steady Special’ Lancia Astura

Originally Ronald ‘Steady’ Barker’s shortened Lancia Astura, and now belonging to TIGOSE Founder Michael Scott, this Italian classic was restored over a long period of time – and rebuilding included not just the body (to Steady Special’s own design, going back several decades) but also the engine, gearbox, differential, brakes and front suspension. It is […]

What Price for Restoration?

A selection of classic Ferraris have caught the media’s attention in the last couple of years. The cars, changing hands either by private deal or at a very public auction, have something unique about them, apart from the Cavallino badge: they are either rare, have a racing pedigree, original body panels/engine/parts, or are unrestored. They […]

Race Retro Show – 21/23 February 2014

All Guild Members are entitled to free entry to the Race Retro Show, by prior arrangement. – The Guild has a stand (D64) at the event, and our President, Tony Southgate, takes to the stage on Friday 21 February at 12.30pm to talk to the media about the Guild, our Members’ activities, and the Apprenticeship […]

Founder Michael Scott

Michael Scott (affectionately known as Scottie), hardly needs introduction. He was born and christened Michael Henry Scott in 1940, and can trace family geneology through his mother, Joan Grace Willis, back through three generations to the cricketing great WG Grace. – Scottie’s father, Richard Eric Scott, served his apprenticeship as an engineer at AEC. There […]

The Guild Apprenticeship Programme

Apprentice training is a hot political topic, with the Government’s efforts to back up schemes designed to provide young people with a solid educational background as well as an opportunity to learn ‘on the job’.   The Guild is pioneering a bespoke Apprenticeship Programme, specially designed to benefit Members and young people interested in learning […]