Vintage petrol pumps
Globes and signs
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Mike Brewer " Wheeler Dealer "
A selection of items for sale and provided to customers around the world.
Welcome to Automobilia-UK
Supplying vintage petrol pumps, globes, signs and general automobilia
Welcome to Automobilia-UK, the premier UK site for vintage petrol pumps and automobilia.
I began my love affair with cars 45 years ago when joining a village garage in Derbyshire. At the age of fifteen I started as an apprentice in the workshop and attended Derby College of Further Education to gain my qualifications as a vehicle technician.
Although I enjoyed working on vehicles my passion lay in the sales and business side and by the age of 20 I had become a director of the company.At around this time I attended the Jim Russell racing drivers school where I competed in formula ford racing until an ankle ligament injury sustained playing football cut short my involvement in both sports, a big disapointment as I had secured a sponsorship deal with British Leyland.
Having left the partnership, to branch out on my own, I ran my own business in Burton on Trent for many years. The business consisted of car sales, MOT station, body shop and general repairs. The business was built on contract work from the local breweries. On selling the business I concentrated my efforts on my passion for classic cars and memorabilia.
I have been married to my wife Jill for over 40 years and we have three grown up children who all help in different ways with the business.
I became a grandad for the first time in 2014 when my grandson George was born and early in 2015 my second grandson Reagan was born and along came grandson Henry in December 2015 , my three little treasures .
Our base is in Burton on Trent where we have a showroom and workshops , these are used to showcase items to TV and film companies for prop hire.The showroom is not open to the general public but used to show TV and Film customers and regular clients our items available .
We supply props for TV and film and our clients include A list celebrities and knights of the realm .
Visiting some amazing houses and collections around the UK we meet some very interesting custormers all with a story to tell , but in our business we have to protect the privacy and for security the locations of such collections, we often spend time with " A " list customers who are only too pleased to show us around but on leaving we have to respect their privacy and maintain a working relationship and they are greatful knowing we will do just that. Often we put in our adverts that our reputation means a great deal , our discretion also means we maintain the trust of our clients.
Our vintage pumps and items have appeared at Chris Evans Car-Fest, London Classic Car Show press day, Goodwood Revival , BBC The One Show and on TV in Pawn Stars UK, Turbo Pickers , Salvage Hunter , ITV Jekyll and Hyde and The London Classic Car Show. We have recently taken part in a film shoot for an American show with Storage Hunter Jesse McClure .We have also taken part in the popular BBC radio show with Mark Forrest.
We supply props for several leading production companies and have hired props to dress window displays including Ralph Lauren London and Belstaff New Bond Street London.
I have taken part in TV productions for the History Channel , Quest and Channel Four , Salvage Hunter with Drew Pritchard and in 2014 I gave a talk on board the liner Queen Mary 2 on a cruise to Norway also on board giving a speech was Band Aid member Midge Ure.
In 2015 I joined Rareburg.com as an expert on their collectors site where I also write articles and also appeard on their TV channel .
In December 2015 we published our first book " All things automobilia " with all profits going to charity .
Photos show Wheeler dealers Mike Brewer and Ed China with me at London Classic Car Show launch.James Martin TV chef also joins the fun.
We were delighted to join forces in December 2016 with our sister company Whistle Stop Antiques of Kibworth on the A6 just north of Market Harborough . , this gives us a retail showroom that is now open Wednesday and Thursday appointment only Friday and Saturday 10am to 5pm and Sunday 12 noon to 4 pm , a great facility for our clients to see our items in a first class showroom envoiroment .
PLEASE NOTE KIBWORTH SHOWROOM IS APPOINTMENT ONLY ON WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY !!!!!
I pride myself on the fact that 45 years ago I was trained and encouraged to offer old fashioned customer service, honesty and to operate with complete discretion.
These are all qualities that I continue to practice in the running of
Rob Arnold .Sole Proprietor of Automobilia-uk.com
PLEASE EMAIL DIRECT TO : email@example.com WE ARE BASED IN BURTON ON TRENT STAFFORDSHIRE.
Phone : Rob 07976 435293
VISIT OUR SISTER COMPANY SHOWROOM TO VIEW SOME AMAZING AUTOMOBILIA AT KIBWORTH ON THE A6 NORTH OF MARKET HARBOROUGH AT " WHISTLE STOP ANTIQUES "