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Passion, skills, and experience.....

Autohistoric Ltd started life as Henal Engineering in 2005, formed to maintain, preserve, and restore veteran, Edwardian, and vintage vehicles. Gregg May acquired the company in early 2021.

We are a five-strong team of talented engineers with a broad range of machining, fabrication, and mechanical skills.

We have a deep ingrained passion for all things veteran and vintage and we pride ourselves on our attention to detail, comprehensive knowledge, our experience, and our customer service.





I have been a qualified engineer for over 20 years and have a lifelong love of classic automotive engineering. I grew up around classic and sports cars of all ages and varieties, and from an early age was involved in building and restoring numerous cars and machines with family and friends.

Later, I spent two years at Brooklands College, the former Locke King family home, with the old Brooklands circuit within touching distance. This cemented my love of early vehicles and the pioneering motorsport endeavours of the engineers of the first part of the 20th century. My education was interesting and varied, culminating in a degree in 2003 with qualifications in Automotive and Motorsport Engineering.

In 2005 I joined Eagle E-Types, the internationally recognised Jaguar E-Type specialists, building cars, engines, and engineering components and assemblies. In 2010 I formed Autohistoric, a secondary outlet for my passion for all things automotive.

In early-2021 I acquired Henal Engineering from Simon Parris and left Eagle E-Types to concentrate on these ventures.

The Autohistoric has an important part to play in the preservation of our early motoring history and I feel privileged to be a part of this process.


Restoration Engineer


Rod, a founding member of the company, already had a passionate involvement in stationary engines, steam traction engines, classic commercials, and agricultural machinery. He is a qualified engineer and his long-established love of veteran and vintage cars led to the formation of Henal Engineering in 2005.


After more than 15 years Rod still uses his skills to maintain and rebuild these early pioneering vehicles with Autohistoric.

Rod is a natural when it comes to preserving original components, restoring well-worn assemblies, and manufacturing intricate parts. He is a highly accomplished fabricator and machinist and has an unrivalled knowledge of cars of the veteran era.


He is also a master when it comes to skilfully driving anything you put in front of him!

Phill Sheppard

Restoration Engineer
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