Drew has had a fascination for cars and motorbikes for as long as he can remember. Brought up in a family where it was normal to have a Manx Norton with its wheels off on the kitchen table and be taken to school in a XK120 with the exhaust held on with baling twine.
He bought his first car at 15 and has been buying and selling cars, motorbikes and automobilia ever since. An antique dealer and restorer for the last 29 years, his passion hasn't diminished and he uses his eye to simply buy the cars we want to drive.
As well as buying and selling cars and antiques, Drew also campaigns his 1958 Beetle in the HRDC Series and has had the car featured extensively in Octane Magazine. He is currently restoring his '52 Sunroof Volkswagen Beetle, his '67 911 Porsche and a brace of Vespas.
Drew's been buying and selling cars with Clive since 1987 as both a hobby and business and between them they have owned over a hundred Air-Cooled Volkswagen and Porsches. When Drew decided to create DP Classics, Clive's knowledge and meticulous nature made him the obvious choice to run the business with.
A lifelong car and motorcycle enthusiast, Clive has personally experienced the highs and lows of owning, restoring and racing cars and motorcycles.
After completing an engineering apprenticeship, a varied career has (amongst other things) seen him spend 3 years as a staff writer on a Volkswagen magazine, and also, prepare, sell & test motorcycles. He has also raced an American Chenowth off-road car, taken part in track-days and competed in motorcycle enduro events.
Clive comes to DP Classics having spent a great deal of the previous 8 years test riding motorcycles (including those of the emergency services) for a large Triumph & Ducati dealership.
The proud keeper of a collection of 1980s and 1990s Yamahas, he currently runs an E36 BMW (his second), after a succession of Alfa Romeo 155 saloons. A dedicated rider & driver who enjoys nothing more than touring the Alps on two or four wheels.