“I’ve been doing this now for 15 years. In 2004 I finished building a Morgan recreation that meant a great deal to me. I built it at school where we had great workshops. I picked up all the skills like fabrication and welding and all that, but I lived on a farm in the Cotswolds and needed somewhere to keep it. So, I converted an old building in to a glorified man cave for my car. I had surplus space and thought, maybe there are other people who would like to put their cars here.
“Locally there was a guy with an E-Type who was first, and then there was a guy going to the US for two years with work – he had a Mitsubishi Evo VI.
“At first it was a weekend business. I was working in London for the hospitality side of Ferrari’s F1 team, so I was running Windrush on the side from just the website and an email address. I brought across some of that F1 fastidiousness - the straight lines, having everything immaculate, that sort of thing.
“But people would call up and say: ‘Can I pick my car up on Thursday night?’
“So I would find myself driving back from London to the Cotswolds on a Wednesday evening after work, and then I’d do all of the checks that we still do now. At the time the client would only be paying to have the car parked, but I’d get them all ready and then give the keys to my parents for them to do the handover. It worked, and it just snowballed over the years.
“Then it got to the point where one or two people started saying: ‘Tim you actually look after the car better than I do at home. I’m going leave it with you all the time and I’ll just call you when I want to use it.’
“At that point, after doing it for five years or so, I had 30 cars in storage and I thought, hmm, this is a bit more than a hobby.”