Meet the Team

We are very fortunate to have a wealth of knowledge within our team across all departments. Staff turnover is very low with some having been with us for over 30 years. While we have this knowledge pool, we also like to bring younger people into the team to retain these specialised skills for the future. Having such experience on board allows for projects to be discussed among the team and from this sharing we can be assured to deliver the right result for whatever period of car we are working on.


Harry Dawber

Harry started with us in 2017 as our panel apprentice he completed his panel apprenticeship in 2021. Harry grew up working on cars with his

Jason Dijkstra

Jason or Dijkstra as he is known around the shop, has been with us since 2012. He is a valued member of our panel team

Bob Sterling

Bob has served an impressive 28 years with us in our panel team. He is somewhat of the silent assassin around the shop  tinkering away

Glen Moore

Glen is our resident ‘Chippy’ so it’s only fitting that this has become his nickname around the shop. He joined (pardon the pun) our Panel

Jason Johnston

Jason or JJ, as he’s known around the shop, has been on our panel team since 2012 as our 2IC. In 2022 he took over

Graeme Climo

Graeme has been on our team for 35+ years. He was our Panel Foreman to the end of 2021 and now is working a 3


James Agassiz

James is the newest addition to our paint team, starting in September of 2019. He is a thorough and talented addition to the paint shop.

Craig Lawrence

Craig is a trusted member of our paintshop team. He started with us back in 2012, clocking up 10 years with us and counting. In

Peter Hendriks

Peter has been with us for an impressive 10+ years starting in May 2008. He is the head of our Paint department and chief route


Henry Wells

Henry is our Mechanical Apprentice, starting with us in August 2020. He came in for work experience earlier on in 2020 and we couldn’t shake

Robin Sallabanks

Robin is our Service Mechanic extraordinaire, he joined the team back in 2019 and has since turned out to be a diagnostic wizard. Robin enjoys

Brian James

Brian came on the scene with us back in 2019 and is a talented addition to our mechanical team. On his days off he enjoys

Jason Cullen

Jason Cullen is fairly recent to our team starting in February 2021. Jason is on our team of talented Mechanics as well as running the

Dylan Orpwood

Dylan started with us back in 2016 as our Mechanical Apprentice. He completed his certificate with us and has now become a valuable member of

Neil Musk

Neil is our Mechanical Department 2IC and has been with us since 2016. Outside of work Neil can be found spending time at his bach

Craig Titheridge

Craig has been on our team of Mechanics since 2013.  During his spare time he is involved with the New Zealand Red Cross and has

Joseph McClintock

Joseph has been with us since 2009, he is our resident Auto Electrician as well as our Mechanical Shop Foreman. In his spare time he


Simon Steffens

Simon joined our team back in 2005 clocking in 17 years with us. He is valued part of our engineering team. During his spare time

Clive Warburton

Clive has been with Auto Restorations since 1987 clocking up an impressive 35 years! He is one of our very talented engineers in our machine

Rob Selby

Rob has been a valued member of our team for 20 years, starting back in 2002. He is our machine shop team leader and our