At Auto Curators, our main man, Paul Townsend, has been offering vehicle detailing services for almost two decades. Although Auto Curators is based in Hampshire, Paul has travelled extensively within Europe to perform his craft on all types of vehicles (including the occasional boat or plane).
We find that many customers return to Auto Curators time and time again because they know and trust Paul’s work. In this week’s article, we thought we’d introduce you to one such client. Ed Owen has owned around eighty cars since he first got behind the wheel. He struggles to remember all the cars he’s brought to Paul for vehicle detailing services, but we’ve done our best to jog his memory.
How many, and what cars have you owned since you started driving?
I started driving my mum’s jeep in a field way before I sat my driving test! I passed my test two months after my seventeenth birthday, first time of course! Two years later I sat and passed the Institute of Advanced Motorists test. My first car was a 1.0 Polo Fox with 40hp, that was on a good day. To date, I’ve owned about eighty cars, allthough not all at once!
Of those, which has been your favourite car, and why?
It’s tough to pick a favorite, but probably my current car, a Mercedes AMG GTs.
What cars do you currently own?
I have an AMG GTs and Audi S4 Avant, and my wife has a Porsche Macan S.
Why has it been important to have Paul carry out vehicle detailing services on your cars?
Paul has been detailing my cars for many years. His work ensures they are easier to maintain, they look better for longer, and they hold their value well.
Which cars have you had detailed?
Loads! I began going to Paul for vehicle detailing services since before he even started Auto Curators. I think a BMW 335d might have been the first car he detailed for me. Since then, there\’s been a Lotus or two, two Audi S4s, a Porsche Cayman, a BMW M5, two Porsche Cayennes, my wife’s current Macan, a 911 GTS and my AMG. Then there was the 1980s Mercedes SL560, I think he hated that one, it was a mess! I\’ve also had various wheel refurbishments and the full restoration of a Mk1 MX5. I know I\’ve forgotten some…
How and why did you select Auto Curators Hampshire for vehicle detailing services?
I first discovered Paul through a Lotus owners club. I know the quality of his work. Simply put, I wouldn\’t trust my cars to anyone else.
What vehicle detailing services have you had carried out on your cars?
- Paint correction
- Wax application
- Ceramic coating
- Alloy wheel refurbishment
- Bodywork including painting
- End to end refurbishment and restoration of a whole car.
What’s your favourite drive and why?
Autobahn, no speed limits!
What do you love most about your current car?
In the case of the AMG, it’s great to drive, and a pretty uncommon sight. It also sounds great!
If you would like to know more about the vehicle detailing services we offer at our Hampshire studio, contact us HERE.