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    Yorkshire is big!

    Very big!

    So how come there are only 2 Ferrari specialists (JCT and Italia Autosport)?

    I know we can cross "county lines", but there must be other places within God's Own County that can take on at least some aspects of maintaining our cars.

    Is anyone aware of other Ferrari specialists in Yorkshire?

    If not, are there people out there who have particular expertise in individual aspects of maintenance (eg bodywork, interiors, leather care, wheel refurbishment, soft top repairs etc)?

    I think a thread bringing together these resources would be really helpful. Of course "caveat emptor" always applies, but if we don't even know about them we can't check them out for ourselves.

    I will start the list, with a garage I have found in Aberford (just off the A1M / A64) - Noise Automotive, not used them myself yet, but the owner is an ex JCT and Ferrari trained mechanic!

    What else have you got Yorkshire?

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    I bought my first Ferrari, a 308, from Italia Autosport but they ripped me off big style at the MOT 6 months later and speaking to fellow Yorkshire FOC members the general consensus was that he does a good job but certainly knows how to load a bill.
    Following recommendations on here I then took it to Strasse in Leeds. These are essentially a Porsche specialist but they had a Ferrari expert, and one who knew how to balance and service carbs. He has now left and last I heard was back with Pogson at Italia Autosport. They did however do an excellent and well priced job.
    when I bought my 550 10yrs ago I had the ppi done by Adam at AE Performance in Knutsford, he has looked after it ever since. It’s a long way but worth it.
    "When Lance "cries" on Oprah , spare a thought for all of those genuine people who walked away with no reward – just shattered dreams. Each one of them is worth a thousand Lances"

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    Yes, I had a similar experience with Italia. a fire extinguisher and a 328 GTS!

    There must be more expertise out there that we just don't know about! Alexander's Prestige near Boroughbridge have a lovely showroom and workshop, but as with Noise Automotive, I have no personal experience of their servicing as yet.

    My 360 spider needs a bit of pre-MOT work doing so I am probably going to give Noise Automotive a go and will report back. Hopefully we can accumulate a few other options through this thread!

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    I live in the next village to noise automotive and never heard of them. I have 360 spider and am frustrated at the complete lack of specialists anywhere near. Will be interested in any feedback. BTW slightly off-putting is they don't have a working website.

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    Not sure where my previous reply went!
    I live in the next village to Aberford and haven't heard of them.
    I have a 360 spider and am frustrated by the lack of indy support round Leeds. I would be interested in any feedback.
    Their website doesn't work which is a worrying sign.

    Michael

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    I was going to mention 'Enzo' at Strasse, thats the best I can come up with other than that any decent mechanic in a smart garage used to dealing with posh marques can deal with most stuff.

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    My research continues!

    I have identified a few other places that say they have Ferrari trained technicians. Again, I have not used any of them, but will probably check them out with a visit over the coming weeks and months.

    Bit of a Harrogate theme! I guess that is where the money is in Yorkshire.

    UK Sports and Prestige - Harrogate
    GC Motors - Harrogate
    Redline Specialist Cars - Harrogate
    Classic Car Lab - Pool in Wharfedale (near Harrogate!)
    Sterling Motors - Wetherby
    The Supercar Centre - Sheffield
    Shaks Specialist Cars - Huddersfield


    I am sure there are others and I will keep hunting. I know there have been a few comments on the forum previously about the bottom two on this list. Does anyone have any recent experience of these or indeed any of the others?

    Mark

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    I take all mine to Tony worswick at northern supercars in blackburn... wont use the other two in yorkshire

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    Quote Originally Posted by MBL View Post
    My research continues!

    I have identified a few other places that say they have Ferrari trained technicians. Again, I have not used any of them, but will probably check them out with a visit over the coming weeks and months.

    Bit of a Harrogate theme! I guess that is where the money is in Yorkshire.

    UK Sports and Prestige - Harrogate
    GC Motors - Harrogate
    Redline Specialist Cars - Harrogate
    Classic Car Lab - Pool in Wharfedale (near Harrogate!)
    Sterling Motors - Wetherby
    The Supercar Centre - Sheffield
    Shaks Specialist Cars - Huddersfield

    I am sure there are others and I will keep hunting. I know there have been a few comments on the forum previously about the bottom two on this list. Does anyone have any recent experience of these or indeed any of the others?

    Mark
    I would not be inclined to use Classic Car Lab for servicing TBH. They have just completed the body restoration on my 308 and that is really their speciality not servicing I would say. And they deffo do not have a Ferrari trained spanner man there, and doubt many of the others have either. Not heard of any of the others either so doubt they have much Ferrari experience.
    "When Lance "cries" on Oprah , spare a thought for all of those genuine people who walked away with no reward – just shattered dreams. Each one of them is worth a thousand Lances"

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    Quote Originally Posted by sweeni View Post
    "When Lance "cries" on Oprah , spare a thought for all of those genuine people who walked away with no reward – just shattered dreams. Each one of them is worth a thousand Lances"
    I do spare a thought for all those "genuine people" who walked away with no reward. Problem is, all his closest rivals were also dopers, so none of them were eligible to be awarded any of Lance's stripped titles

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