Collection of vintage petrol pumps and general automobilia

Welcome to Automobilia-UK

Supplying vintage petrol pumps, globes, signs and general automobilia

Wide selection of globes and signsWelcome 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 40 years and we have three grown up children who all help in different ways with the business.

I recently became a grandad for the first time and now have a beautiful grandson George.

Our showroom in Burton on Trent is by appointment only.We also have workshop and bodyshop facilities.

We can restore your Vintage pump ,ask for details.

We supply props for TV and film.our clients include A list celebrities and knights of the realm .

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 soon to appear on TV in Pawn Stars UK, Turbo Pickers , and The London Classic Car Show.           

Wheeler dealers Mike Brewer and Ed China with me at London Classic Car Show launch.James Martin TV chef also joins the fun.

        

 

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 Automobilia-UK.

 

Rob

Rob Arnold
Sole proprietor of Automobilia-UK