The Customer is at the heart of everything we do
Performance Heroes is part of the Hero Motor Company. From classic cars to the new electric kids on the block, we're passionate about every vehicle that gets our pulses moving quicker. We're a one-stop shop for people who love cars and we take pride in the large community of enthusiasts we've been lucky enough to build up over the years. In fact, Classic Heroes, Performance Heroes and Electric Heroes customers often feel like part of an extended family and we're always happy to welcome you in for a cup of tea and a chat.
We feel that all too often the car is the centre of attention, rather than its owner. So, we’ve created an environment of total integrity and honesty so everyone, from the most knowledgeable ‘car geek’ to someone who simply wants turnkey motoring without ever lifting the bonnet feels at home.
We pride ourselves on the fact that the service every customer receives is without compromise. We never lower our standards; no car leaves the workshop before thorough final testing and no car is offered for sale unless it’s of a standard that we would put into our own collection.
We also understand that many of our customers don't have as much time as they like when it comes to looking for and caring for their performance hero. That's why we offer a comprehensive service from purchase to maintenance to eventual sale, ensuring that you have as much time to enjoy your car as possible - without having to worry.
Barney has an international reputation for technical excellence combined with infectious enthusiasm for motorsport-inspired classics.
He developed a passion for petrol at the age of ten when his father bought a 3.0 CSL. A childhood spent in the company of 911s, 928s, Alpinas and CSLs then led to him following in his father's footsteps and taking over his car business. Barney successfuly carried on the concept of a one stop shop for all the needs of classic car owners. And that passion for cars and their owners is what drives Classic Heroes today. Learn from Barney's experience and take advantage of his insight at Barney's Vlog Video Channel.
Jack is a passionate car enthusiast and a long-term customer of Barney’s. Jack had always been impressed with ‘the Barney way’ of doing things, and that he gave Jack complete confidence and security in owning classic cars without the fear of any nasty surprises, so they decided to join forces.
The rest, as they say, is history!
When Steve left school in 1989 he only had one thing on his mind: cars. That's what brought him to the RS Centre at Ford, where he began a 3 year apprenticeship. He then went on to study at Redhill College, passing his advanced exams with flying colours.
Steve has 15 years experience in BMW Motorsport and now runs the Classic Heroes workshop with the same dedication and passion for classic cars he had when he was young.
Ray had a love of all things mechanised as a child and always knew where he wanted his career to take him.
After an apprenticeship with Vauxhall, Ray's love of German brands took him to BMW where he realised he had found his niche. After a spell with TVR and Land Rover, Ray's passion for BMW brought him to join Barney in 2003. His extensive knowledge and experience are an asset to the Classic Heroes team.
Dave offers a wealth of experience. His early career like most motoring engineers, meant an apprenticeship at a local garage in Seaford. On completion of his apprenticeship and City & Guilds in 1990, and as a keen car nut, Dave was soon looking for more exciting opportunities. Spells in other garages soon bought Dave to his dream job.
The next decade was spent restoring, maintaining and supporting some of the world’s most famous competition Jaguars at race circuits all over the UK, Spa, Nürburgring, Dijon and the Historic Mille Miglia. C-Types, XKs, D-Types, Low Drag E-Types were Dave’s daily bread and butter along with the odd GT40.
Kids and family life now bring Dave closer to home. His enthusiasm for all things automotive have made him an essential part of the workshop team. His restoration, fabrication and mechanical skills make Dave a joy to work with.
Diana has been involved with Classic Heroes from the very beginning and loves the fun and friendly family atmosphere. She works alongside Simon and Barney, supporting them with day to day operations.
With a background is in Human Resources, Diana is passionate about making sure that Classic Heroes is the very best place to work, with the very best team, providing the very best customer experience.
Marcus has “broke” the Classic Heroes mould with the love of engines that have two wheels! This passion for petrol started at the age of 6 with a Honda QR50 and has since matured into a deep appreciation of quality craftsmanship and mechanical performance regardless of how many wheels are involved.
Head hunted for his professional and personable presence, Marcus will be the new face of customer service and operations. His growth mindset, motivation to succeed and innovative nature will be instrumental to enhancing the client experience and perusing Classic Heroes' venture in to the new era of performance cars.
Don't be fooled by her angelic face and butter-wouldn't-melt smile, as our new COO Lily will be responsible for designing, implementing and overseeing business operations and strategy!
Let's just say, you wont be wanting her coming after you for an unpaid invoice ;-)