Saturday, 30 April 2011

GT Auto Launches in East Grinstead

East Grinstead's very own Custom Car Chop Shop opened its doors today at 69 Railway Approach

(The "GT" stands for George Tilley in case you hadn't already worked that out). Here are a few shots I took:

Just before the grand opening of GT Auto.

Simply everyone was there, from the very young... the very famous!

The champagne and canapés

Some custom cars

What does
GT Auto offer?

GT Auto’s team can cater for most things whilst maintaining that personal attention to detail and quality for all car customisation and body work services.

Xenon lights / angel lights

Whether it’s ice white bulbs you want or a full set of angel lights we can do it.

Body kits

Get new standard bumpers fitted or a full body kit, bonets, skirts, or widening wheel arches

Vinyl wraps or sign writing

We can do full car vinyl wraps or smaller areas such as carbon wraped roofs or bonnets, wing mirrors etc. Sign writing can be business oriented or just for creative, with patterns and / or just wording.

Full or part resprays

Get a full respray or just small areas if paint work is damage, faded, or if you just fancy a different colour like Matt black or Audi white!

Alloy wheel refurbishment

Get your alloys refurbed whether you have a Range Rover, Bently or Polo with sexy wheels. If you’ve curbed them or the lacer has started to peel we can get them professionally resprayed and filled .

Custom interiors (inc. leather re-trimming)

If you want your own custom boot or car interior redone to your liking, consider it done. We can take a look at any part of your vehicle and improve it.

Suspension kits

Want to lower your car to sit on the floor or maybe bring it a bit higher? Whatever you fancy we will sort out the suspension to do it.

Window tinting

Tint your windows black, gray, white or purple. If it is a tint it can be done!
In car entertainment (sound systems, DVD headrests, subs) We can install stereos, head units, subs, tv screens and speakers to your liking, making the impossable, possable.

Interior and exterior valeting (cleaning, polishing,T-cutting)

If your car needs a full t-cutting to get the colour back or you need to get rid of small marks and scratches, a full exterior / interior car cleaning can be done.

Cabriolet hoods replacement & refurbishment

Carbiolet hoods can get damaged, stuck or broken. We can fully refurbish them with a wide range of hoods available.

Sports exhaust systems

Providing and fitting full flow exhausts, rear back boxes or front manifold replacements. Air filters will also be installed with our exhaust systems.

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Tel: 01342 328881
Mobile: 07787 866174
Address: GT Auto, 71 Railway Approach, East Grinstead, West Sussex RH19 1BT

Saturday, 23 April 2011

Gotta Dance was such a hit!

Seconds before 'curtain up'

I went to see Rosche School's "Gotta Dance" at The Hawth in Crawley the other day. It was brilliant! I was so impressed with the level of professionalism from these young (in some cases, very young) dancers!

Thirty numbers, each one perfectly executed with style and feeling, and I didn't witness a single mistake, not even a moment of doubt on the faces of any one of the dancers throughout the entire show! They were so well rehearsed, it was as if they had been doing it their whole lives (which, admittedly, in some cases. isn't a very long time!).

The entire cast was excellent - really! But someone who stood out for me was Lucy Renouf who I see happens to be featured in this week's East Grinstead Courier and Observer (good timing!) for being chosen to teach with the Royal Ballet School in Morocco.

Lucy Renouf 'backstage' after the show

She was so graceful on stage; she shows so much promise. I can see her name in lights in the not-too-distant future.


Saturday, 2 April 2011

I've seen Spamalot 8 times now! Aylesbury, 1 April 2011

Spamalot, Aylesbury, 1 April 2011

Aylesbury Waterside Theatre

This brass statue of Ronnie Barker, unveiled in September 2010 by his widow Joy, David Jason and Ronnie Corbett, keeps watch over the theatre's entrance. In the 1940s, Ronnie Barker joined the Manchester Repertory Company, based in Aylesbury.

The ticket office

My guest, William Souvatzoglou, founder of the Aylesbury firm GT Recycling, surrounded by Spamalot merchandise

The show is about to begin!

Me with King Arthur (Phill Jupitus @jupitusphillip). He was the 6th actor I've seen playing the part of King Arthur. He played the role very well I thought.

Me with the Lady of the Lake (Julie Prenger @musicalmissy) who is the most hyperactive Lady of the Lake I've ever witnessed and I told her so! Wonderful voice!

Me with the very talented Graham MacDuff whom Harry (son) and I met back in 2007 backstage at the Palace Theatre when Spamalot was doing a run there. He recognised me immediately to my astonishment and asked how Harry was doing! In 2007, he was playing the part of Sir Galahad but now he is playing Sir Lancelot. He must be the longest serving member of the Spamalot team!

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