Andrew Tart started his engineering company from his home base in rural Worcestershire in November 2001.
Being one of the original founding directors and holding a significant amount of shares of the Bridgnorth based- Classic Motor Cars – a premier Jaguar restoration business, Andrew wanted to focus more on historic racing car restoration – preparation and be fully responsible for the quality of work leaving his work shops.
The aim of ATME is to build cars to extremely high standards without restraints from others.
• engine development and rebuilds
• chassis repairs and tuning
• track side support
• occasionally racing cars with and for clients and all other associated aspects of historic motor sport.
In short, ATME offers an “an all-in-one service”.
For Andrew and his team, engineering excellence is the main driver behind the enterprise – on and off the track. In the workshop at any time you’ll find the team busy working on all types of historic racing cars.
The goal for Andrew is to use the team’s collective experience and patience to be the best in the business. His philosophy is simple: “We are a small, tight operation – and for me, small is beautiful.
There are few skilled craftsmen out there capable of working to the correct and exacting standards we set ourselves. That isn’t bluster or arrogance, it’s what we all believe. Above all, it’s that belief that always pays off in the end.”
The Jaguar D-Type first raced at LeMans in 1954 and were unsuccessful, however just one month later at Rheims resulted in their first win of many. Pictured here is OKV1. ATME built the engine and other components for this magical car.