Discover the journey of British Antique restorer Simon Lorkin to living in France and restoring Classic Car Dashboards and woodwork. - Article by Living France Magazine

Simon Lorkin – Living France article

Simon Lorkin – Classic Dashboards Living France article. Master of Art – The British furniture restorer carving out a niche in Manche – Normandy – France.   Here it is, my new press article featured in Living France magazine about my journey from being an antique restorer in Surrey, England to becoming a classic car…

Discover the craftsmanship and skills of dashboard restorer Simon Lorkin - Classic Dashboards

New Classic Dashboards Video

New Classic Dashboards Video Discover a little about Simon Lorkin’s restoration work. I’m proud to share my new short video that shows a little about what I do and how I came to be a restorer of dashboards and interior trim for classic cars. I don’t normally turn on ‘comments’ on my blog but I…

Burr Walnut Veneer stock for classic car dashboard restoration

Burr Walnut Veneer stock for classic car dashboard restoration Behind the scenes with Simon Lorkin | Classic Dashboards   I thought you might be curious about the veneer stock that I use for classic car dashboard and woodwork restoration. I have a regular supply that I keep stocked up for individual dashboard projects. When it’s…

Discover the craftsmanship and skills of dashboard restorer Simon Lorkin - Classic Dashboards

Exciting news – Upcoming 1st Classic Dashboard’s Video

Exciting new venture – Classic Dashboard’s first video. Now I admit that I hadn’t thought about creating a video to show what I do. I’m used to my wife often photographing my work and our events as she’s a professional photographer { Anibas Photography }.  It’s with thanks to a videographer friend of hers that the idea…

Bentley Classic Car Woodwork Veneering Restoration Project -- Book-matched burr walnut veneer

Woodwork Veneering Project – Restoring a Bentley S3 dashboard and wooden trim

Classic Car Restoration – Woodwork Veneering Project. Veneering a Bentley S3 dashboard and wooden trim.     Here’s a woodwork veneering project that I’m midway through. It’s for a beautiful Bentley S3 and it was in need of re-veneering. Here are a few photos of me in action. The veneering is carried out before the…

Facel 3 Dashboard Restorer – Hand painted wood effect for Facel Vegas

Facel 3 Dashboard Restorer – Hand painted wood effect for Facel Vegas Simon Lorkin, hand crafted Facel Vega simulated wood effect style. Here’s another Facel Vega dashboard restoration project. This one was for a Facel 3 for a client who lives in Lille, France but whose car is being restored in Rouen by Auto Classic…

Bentley Woodwork Restorer – Interior trim and dashboard restoration for a Derby

Bentley Woodwork Restorer – Interior trim and dashboard restoration for a Derby. It’s not very often that I’m lucky enough to see for myself the cars for which I’m restoring the woodwork. Most of my work is for clients in other areas of France or European or international clients and therefore I just receive the…