About Us

Our History

1986

Aged 11 years old, our family car went pop, the repair turned out to be expensive, so I took it upon myself to help. I asked for a Haines Manual to the Mini 850 engine and repaired it myself. My love of mechanics and engineering started now!

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1992

I finished school during this year and immediately set about gaining work experience at main dealers around my home town. As you can imagine this was a success and allowed me many great years of learning.

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1998

Having put in many years of hard graft to learn everything the dealers could throw at me I applied for what was my dream job, working at Aston Martin Lagonda (AML). It felt like I’d started at the very bottom and finally got to the very top. During my first few years I was still…

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2009

I made the jump from main dealer security into the world of working for independants. Where better to start than one of the most revered AML specialists in the country. I worked here as Workshop Manager very happily for 6 years, enjoying being part of the management team I learnt a lot about the business…

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2014

A leap of faith and the beginning of a dream. Feeling energised and with the backing of my wonderful family I decided to open my own shop Christian Lewis Performance and Classic Cars. With a small team we offered a variety of services options and sales mainly on Aston Martin only at the beginning.

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2015

We started our own in house preservation service during our second year. Our first job was to bring an exceptional 2 owner 1965 Aston Martin DB5 back to life and leave behind the patina it had developed over the years. This tired example has been in the family’s ownership for 38 years and was crying…

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2016

During my time at Astons I met a young(ish) man called Ed Blasi who seemed equally as ambitious. He had been part of the R&D team on the 2001 Vanquish and knows all there is to know about that and many other Astons to boot. He too left AML to pursue his own learning quest…

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2017

The next step in my teams venture. I’ve purchased a huge facility in Bedfordshire which we cannot wait to get into this place. Over the coming years I cannot wait to grow into the space we have. Times are going to be very exciting. Keep an eye out for posts on our blog and our…

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