Here at BJ’s Speedshop, in the heart of Sussex, we provide a range of services for your classic VW. As well as general maintenance and repairs we are proud to offer performance engines, built to individual, custom specification.
With over a decade of experience in working with classic cars, we have a wealth of knowledge and expertise – leaving you safe in the understanding that your pride and joy is in extremely capable hands.
All work is carried out at our fully equipped workshop in East Sussex. We often have evening meet-ups, where you can pop along and meet like minded people, check out our workshop, as well as any projects in progress.
We are now supplying a range of performance, air-cooled VW engine parts.
Please contact us with any enquiries, or visit our online shop.
Performance Engines Built and Supplied
Performance Engine Parts Supplied
Servicing and Repairs
Full Restorations Carried Out
Having always been around motorbikes/bicycles from a young age and built various go-karts from an even younger age (of the man powered variety) my interest in wheels and going fast has always been there, as far back as I can remember.
After leaving school I found work at the local motor factors/engineering/garage Martin Story Engineering, where I enrolled on my apprenticeship and over the next four years gained my NVQ level 1/2/3 in vehicle motor repairs. I also gained a good deal of experience in the machine shop side of things as well as reconditioning and building a variety of engines, mainly for my own projects - I have always something on the go. From here I moved to Toyota in Uckfield, but the work was very repetitive, and a year here was enough for me. Despite the good wage and bonuses, I didn't find the work terribly fulfilling. The next chapter took me to working for a Sussex based classic car company specializing in MGs and a vast array of classic sports cars and historic racing cars. The garage was well equipped, with a rolling road, machine shop, body shop and fully equipped workshop, and this was a very interesting place to work. It also got me out to a lot of race tracks as a pit mechanic in both UK and elsewhere in Europe.
After 3 1/2 years the time then came for me to move on, as I wanted start something of my own. The next few years were a rocky road. I began starting out as a mobile mechanic before setting up in a small workshop belonging to my dad. I worked for 3 years here, building up a good customer base for day-to-day cars and also undertaking a few restos including a Mk1 Astra GTE, a 66 bug and a mk2 Escort RS2000 to name a few. Having a good flow of work has now enabled me to take on a bigger premises and continue the work in the field I love, with a particular emphasis on classic car restos and engine builds.
BJ's Speedshop, based in Sussex, are passionate about classic cars. Specialising in VWs and with vast experience with all classics from all manufacturers.