Not to start Singer the company. To be a singer in a band called The Catherine Wheel. That started out as a realisation of another childhood dream, which Rob describes as “to make a single and then maybe do a tour of the UK”. But which, in a recurring theme in Rob’s life, became more than he expected.
In six months, the band had launched an EP, then another. Ten years, five albums, a ’73 911 2.4S and a bunch of touring later, Rob left the band, went solo and moved to America.
While crooning and strumming his way around the US, Rob also spent his time restoring classic 911s. But as satisfying to behold as those cars were, they still weren’t the dream 911 Rob had been brewing in his mind for all those years. He didn’t want a standard 911, he wanted a hot-rodded 911. However, he wasn’t about to rip up a perfect car, so he sold his 2.4S, bought a 1969 model and went to work on that instead.