The Tornado workshop is fully equipped with custom built shot blasting booth and spray booth, chassis jig, 4 hydraulic vehicle ramps, welding and cutting gear, lifting equipment, lathe, custom exhaust machine and full fabricating facilities. Maximising in-house skilled work allows Tornado to effectively control both quality and costs. As clients tend to prefer buying original cars from America, typically “barn finds” and old models found on sites like eBay, Craig’s List and Hemmings, these old classics are often in poor condition. After a thorough inspection Mike will be able to produce a restoration estimate however with old original cars there are invariably issues which arise once the car is fully dismantled at which point clients are briefed on further works. Client communication is an important part of the restoration process. Mike is a mine of information on original specification and he knows where to locate spare parts and body panels from American suppliers, however if a body panel is unavailable Mike will fabricate hand made sections to complete the total restoration of the body shell.