No job is too small or too large for
our team under the bonnet
Tim Tilden Walker
During Tim's National Service he was Transport Officer for his regiment followed by a brief foray into banking in the City and spent several years as a petrol representative with National Benzole and Shell, and was in partnership with two local garages which all stood him in good stead to set up his business 'Tim Walker Restorations' in 1979. Tim owned and raced vintage cars all of his life. He found a 1930 Alvis Silver Eagle which stayed in the family for over 50 years. He also owned a Speed 20 Alvis Special and campaigned for hundreds of VSCC and BDC events. Her smooth engine and reliability is testament to Tim's skills and craftsmanship.
Guy Tilden Walker
From a very young age Guy was inspired by his father Tim Walker, as he watched him Build and race CJ (1935 Alvis speed 20.) Later in life Guy helped Tim Work on CJ as well as campaigning the car in the VSCC racing series. Racing vintage cars helped Guy understand how to set cars up for reliability and safety. Guy caught the vintage Vehicle bug from then on and began to help Tim in the workshops, where he experienced a wide variety of Vintage Marques and engineering. Guy was constantly surrounded by fine vintage motor cars. The only family car for many years was a lovely Silver Eagle nicknamed ET. Guy attended college and travelled throughout Africa and Australia before returning home to continue working with Tim in 1992. Guy Is very adventurous and indulges in many outdoor activities with his family, such as kayaking, yacht sailing, abseiling etc. His days are spent training the younger members of staff, eating biscuits and moaning!
Workshop Manager & Chief Machinist
Matt came to Tim Walker Restorations in 2001 from Ivan Dutton, the Bugatti specialist. He brought his wealth of Bugatti experience with him and now tackles a wide variety of projects. He supports the rest of the team with his machining skills as he is a fully qualified tool maker. Matt is the Workshop Manager and enjoys training the younger members of staff. You’ll often see Matt's friendly face at concours car events at VSCC racing meets – a real enthusiast!
Kyra joined the team in 2011. She is responsible for the day-to-day running of the business, strategic development, accounts, cashflow, invoicing, etc. as well as keeping all the boys in check! Before joining, Kyra was a manager of a thriving pub in her hometown of Wantage. Kyra is a big fan of watching live music and can often be found at gigs and festivals. Kyra likes to travel and see the world, and has spent a lot of time in Kenya and the Philippines.
Peter started his career as an apprentice mechanic working on modern cars where he soon realised his passion for vintage vehicles. This passion led him to work for a well-known Bentley and Rolls Royce restoration specialist. Peter thoroughly enjoys all aspects of restoring and servicing vintage cars and gained a wide understanding of their systems and components. In Peter's spare time he enjoys restoring brass instruments and leading his big band called ‘The MillsTones’. Peter is also an entrant for the Air Rife target shooting HFT world championship.
Joe joined the team in 2014. Since then he has been awarded a Level 3 Diploma in Classic Vehicle Restoration Principles after completing a 3 year apprenticeship with us. In 2016 Joe won the Malcom Davey award; a competition in memory of Malcom Davey for all apprentices in the vintage car sector where each participant was tasked to design and manufacture a special tool to be used in the vehicle restoration environment. During weekends Joe enjoys fettling his fathers' 1930 Ford Model A as well as using the car for various events and car shows. He has recently completed the rebuild of a 1910 Adler engine, including modifying the complex cone clutch arrangement.
Matthew (Mojo) joined us as a skilled mechanic with over 20 years experience on classic, prestige and modern vehicles in all aspects of servicing; fault finding, electrical diagnostics, rebuilds or replacement of minor and major components. Matthew was a Marine engineer in the Royal Naval Reserves for many years where he learnt many of the skills he applies today. Matthew completed a panel beating apprenticeship where he learnt skills such as panel beating, welding and painting. He gained experience preparing and building national hot rod race cars, something he did for several years. At the weekends you can catch Matthew specimen carp fishing – a huge passion of his.
Dan started off working in his local garage, and then moved on to work for an Alfa Romeo specialist. However, Dan soon realised that his true enthusiasm lay with older vehicles and so started with Tim Walker Restorations in 2012. Another of Dan’s passions is driving. Along with competitively enjoying go-karting, Dan also won a rally quest tournament which entitled him to a season of sponsorship with Silverstone rally school. Dan has used his amazing attention to detail to build several vintage engines while at TWR including 4 and 6 cylinder Alvis engines.
Pete was originally from Yorkshire where he spent 2 years working for Vauxhall. In 1964, realising the south was more fun Pete moved to Bicester to work for Morris garage, maintaining and improving Austins, Rileys, Wolsesleys, etc. 16 years later Pete began work for a local garage where he stayed MOTing cars and servicing them for 37 years. While working at his local garage Pete volunteered as an engineer rebuilding the Flying Scotsman for its trip to Australia. Pete is a huge Ferrari enthusiast and enjoys bird watching and gardening in his spare time.
Geoff helps us manufacture and adapt components for the vintage vehicles. Geoff first learnt the tool maker trade as an apprentice in a marine engineering company. After serving a 5 year apprenticeship, Geoff began work at a gun drilling company where he quickly worked his way up and became chief engineer and chief CAD designer. After 6 years working as chief engineer, Geoff moved to another company where he manufactured and machined engine components for racing cars using CNC machines. Geoff enjoys gardening and doing DIY.