About Farm Fresh Garage

Makin’ and Breakin’ Trucks

Farm-Fresh Speed Shop was a business grown from a hobby and true passion for the retro American world that oozes the smell of the uneconomical gas guzzling v8 engines and loud neighbour annoying power houses that are know as muscle cars, rat rods, hot rods or yank classics.

The company was started in 1976 by Darren Smart in Rayleigh and evolved quickly into the business it is today. Darren’s passion for America has taken him to move from the UK and live his long term dream of becoming a true Texan. Darren now runs Southwest Classics and So-Dal Speed Shop in Texas and can be contacted vis the So-Dal Facebook page.

In May 2018 Farm-Fresh was purchased by Dave Gilder and with a revamped team we are working on getting the company back on track and to grow our sales, parts, and online presence. We are aiming to create an online community along with an community of hardened muscle car, hot rod, rat rod and Harley fans that become part of the Farm-Fresh family.

Farm Fresh Garage is the true home of American Muscle Cars in the UK. Based in Essex, we sell cars and parts nationally throughout the United Kingdom. We aim to offer not only a great parts and sales outlet site but we also repair damaged vehicles, service and maintain vehicles, restore vehicles and import them. We stock the largest Chevy Truck parts supplies in the UK and are growing this daily. We have a new flow of vehicles and parts coming through from the USA for restoration and supplies for creating some awesome rides the farm-fresh way. We can work with you to ‘farmfresherise’ your truck in the special way we do this…

If you have any requirements for the products or services that Farm Fresh Garage offer that you see on this website please contact us for a dedicated quote or advice.

We can source vehicles nationally and from America via out USA sister companies so if you have a request for a vehicle but you do not see it on the site, then please let us know so we can try and find you one.

Do we work with the trade?
Yes, we are happy to work with you on tight deadlines, repair work, importing, delivery and pdi check. Get in touch to see how we can assist your business.

Give Farm Fresh Garage a shout for any advice…

David

David

Owner & Enthusiast

David has a real passion for all Classic cars however his real love is American Classics and most fondly trucks. His favourite truck is the 1959 Apache as a slammed Rat Rod. David has been in the motor trade since 1997 and always had classics as his hobby. David runs Farm Fresh here in Rayleigh, he day to day organises all aspects of the business.  

dave@farm-fresh.co.uk

Roxanne

Roxanne

Events & Marketing Manager & Enthusiast

Roxanne is new to the motor trade however has experience in events and management and has taken on the task of organising 2019 events with passion and enthusiasm. Her ideal classic vehicle is a Studebaker Pickup truck however she used the Buick Centry for a while and has a real soft spot for how nice it drove. 

roxy@farm-fresh.co.uk

Alan

Alan

American Custom Vehicle Specialist & Enthusiast

The world famous Farm Fresh has a chief at the helm to ensure the work leaving the door is to the unbelievable standards we now require. The all new team here in 2020 has The Alan Haste at the head of the table. Alan has an obsession in making things right, and has the experience to follow this up. He is more than helpful and is most reliable. His workmanship is second to none and creates the great daily. 

Albert

Albert

American Custom Vehicle Specialist & Enthusiast

Albert is an old soul in a young body! His love for all Vintage Americana, Rockabilly, American Classic vehicles oozes from his pours… Covered in tats, slick hair and cruising about in his 1954 Ford Custom Line he is well known and always loved by many in the scene…

Lloyd

Lloyd

Bodyshop Specialist

Lloyd heads up our new Farm Fresh Bodyshop, he has experience in paint and body and brings plenty of experience to the table. He has a keen eye for perfection and now here he has the time and space to express this obsession. His skills are second to none and you will be seeing lots of his work in the near future… 

Tom

Tom

Bodyshop

Tom is an experienced bodyshop technician that pursues the perfection in the jobs he does. He can be found mostly covered in dust from rubbing down bodywork, he wing mans Lloyd in the Farm Fresh bodyshop and as a team work really well together. With the freedom they get at Farm Fresh to create the spectacular he is thriving on the pride he has for his work. 

Ben

Ben

Trainee

Ben is our trainee here at Farm Fresh, he is a keen enthusiast of an American car, and anything with a V8 within it. He is a keen learner who is at college 4 days a week and with us for Fridays and Saturdays picking up on site experience. He is a good worker with a thirst for learning about what we do. 

Phillip

Phillip

Strip Down Team

Phillip is a long term friend of the family here at Farm Fresh, He has a Ford F100 and loves the American truck scene. He heads up our strip down team and can be found mostly with a grinder in hand and grafting away here at Farm Fresh Garage… 

Lee

Lee

Strip Down Team

Lee works full time as an Engineer but is a serious enthusiast in the hot rod world… Also known as Hotrod Pikko he has an impressive collection of his very own hotrods… Lee helps us out on a regular basis stripping down the trucks to the bare chassis along side Phillip.