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Cavendish House, Cambridge Road, Barton, Cambridgeshire, CB23 7AW
“A Family Run Business Specialising In The Motor Trade Since 1937”

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Jaguar World Magazine
January 2017
Images from the Jaguar World Magazine featuring Wallis & Son Jaguar XK8's, XKR's & E Types.

Jaguar World E Type's & XK8's

Jaguar World called up and asked if they could borrow our E Type 2+2 and our XK8 4.2 S to see how they compare after over 40 years between them!........ of course we said yes and here was the results

Cambridge Independent Paper
January 2017
An image of the Cambridge Independent Paper Article 23rd of January 2017.

Cambridge Wedding Cars Feature

Cambridge Independent Paper Article 23th of January 2017

You Can’t Beat A Classic: Wallis & Son Classic Cars Cambridge Choose Duramat Garage Floor Tiles

Duramat Blog Post »

an image of duramat flooring and the triumph stag

January 2017

Whether it’s speed, power or handling that defines your ultimate driving experience, many car enthusiasts will agree, you can’t beat the driving pleasure felt when driving a classic car. At Wallis & Son Classic Cars in Cambridge, the choice is plentiful. The family run business has a proud history of working with classic cars, that dates back to 1937. They specialise in classic car repairs, restoration, sales and rentals and have some real motoring gems on their books, such as the Jaguar E-Type and and the Rolls Royce Silver Shadow. They also have some beautiful wedding cars to hire for those extra special occasions, including the Jaguar MKII, the Aston Martin BD9 and the Bentley MK VI!

As part of a recent renovation to their showroom, the team at Wallis & Son were looking for a solution to improve the look of the floor area. They required a floor that was easy to lay and combined high performance with low maintenance. Not wishing to embark on the laborious and expensive task of using a sealed wet pour solution, such as an epoxy resin, they started to research garage floor tiles and discovered Duramat UK, who quickly despatched samples.

Like many of their fine vehicles, it was important to find and floor tile that would stand the test of time. The team at Wallis & Son were impressed with the quality and design of the interlocking PVC checker plate tiles from Duramat compared with other PVC tiles on the market. They quickly calculated the number of tiles needed for their area and placed their order for standard diamond plate garage tiles in black, without hesitation.

an image of duramat flooring and the triumph stag from the side

The team at Wallis & Son set about installing the tiles and had the job done inside 8 hours, causing minimal disruption to the business operation. Company director Elliot Wallis showed his approval for the garage floor tiles from Duramat UK and remarked:

“We were blown away by the quality and value of the tiles from Duramat UK. They proved extremely easy to lay and have given our showroom exactly the impression we were looking for.”

Checker Plate 50cm PVC vinyl garage floor tiles by Duramat UK are available to buy online at duramat.co.uk/category/garage-flooring/ or by calling 01206 390 570.

Classic & Sports Cars.
January 2017
Image of a vauxhall 220.

Classic & Sports Cars.

When Classic and Sports Cars called up and asked to borrow our VX220 we were more than happy to leand it to them… here at Wallis’s we seem to becoming the place that the Press come to borrow our stunning cars for the photo shoots!

Jaguar photoshoot.
December 2016
Images of the photoshoot happening, December 2016, Jaguar E Type and Jaguar XK8

Jaguar E Type & Jaguar XK8 photoshoot.

Lovely day shooting our E-type S1 4.2 2+2 & XK8 4.2 with jaguar World. See more in the March issue of Jaguar World! Or watch this space!

Quy Mill hotel.
December 2016
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Quy Mill hotel photoshoot

Elliot Wallis and Tony Murdock General Manager of the Quy Mill Hotel with the help of Lewis from Andy Fountain Photography getting a photo shoot done for the launch of the new Classic Car & Hotel packages for 2017, watch this space for more details to follow

Richard and Elliot Hard at work, always on the phones!

Check out the fleet of cars we have on offer with the hotel for the day or the weekend!

Jaguar World 20 years of V8s.
November 2016
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Our Jaguar XK8 V8.

This month we had one of our Jaguar XK8s in Jaguar World, looking at 20 years of V8’s!, Shaun our transport manager managed to grab 5 minuate of fame and get to drive against the new F Type R, pick up a copy in our shop or down load on line.

Stag Driving
December 2015

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A video and montage of the Stag

Why not rent a Triumph Stag this Christmas?
Rent the Triumph Stag now →

Cambridge News.
December 2015
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Cambridge News - 2 December 2015

Self drive car transporter.

On The Road.
November 2015
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Ely News - 19 November 2015

On the road article.

SCT Mini.
April 2015
SCT Mini

SCT Mini.

SCT Mini.

November 2014
Wallis Car Sales

November 2014
Wallis Car Sales

Jaguar E Types.
October 2014
Mulberry Handbag Launch with Wallis Land Rover.

Jaguar E Types in for repairs.

Today we had two Jaguar E Types in for repairs.

New Canopy.
September 2014
Mulberry Handbag Launch with Wallis Land Rover.
Mulberry Loves Wilderness Logo.

Our New Showroom Canopy.

Our New Showroom Canopy to keep the classic sales cars clean and dry this winter

Mulberry Handbag Launch.
September 2014
Mulberry Handbag Launch with Wallis Land Rover.
Mulberry Loves Wilderness Logo.

Mulberry Handbag Launch.

We were asked by the owner of the Land Rover Series 3 to deliver the vehicle to the Bond Street store last night for a new Mulberry Handbag launch, she looked good on Bond Street with her gold balloons!

Mulberry Loves Wilderness Press.
August 2014
Mulberry Handbag Launch with Wallis Land Rover.
Mulberry Loves Wilderness Logo.

Mulberry Handbags & Our Land Rover.

The Land Rover went to the Wilderness festival last week with Mulberry Handbags; to promote their new range of bags. As you can see it was a great sunny day and she looked good with the ladies!

Elle Uk Logo - View the Elle UK Article »

Because I am fabulous Logo - View the Becasue I Am Fabulous Article »

Vogue Logo - View the Vogue UK Article »

WWD Logo - View the WWD Article »

Our new car transporter to hire for the day or longer, move your track car or just pick up that eBay purchase!

Going into its new home after 15 years in its old garage

Every year we wash the building top to bottom to keep it looking nice. The boys start at 4am both days and worked till 7pm both days over the weekend a bit of a mission to say the least!

Customers Aston Martin in for restoration after sitting in a garage for over 20 years. Going to be a big job! Engine and gearbox are now out.

Our new showroom door wraps

Allied Memorial Remembrance Ride 28th of June 2014
This is an international event occurring in Texas, Canada, France and Poland - as well as here in the UK every year and we were asked to bring the Willis Jeep for the ride.
It's aim is that of Remembrance, along with fund raising for the Royal British Legion and has managed to raise several thousand pounds in recent years.
Full details are at the website http://www.alliedride.org/
There is a wealth of images of last year's UK ride at http://www.alliedride.org/index.php/photos/category/33-uk-2013 which show you the motorcycle cavalcade heading down the A14 under police escort and the service of remembrance at the American Cemetery at Madingley.
The jeep formed part of the cavalcade with our trusted driver Tim Blake, and a VIP.

Our classic cars were hired by a man for all his friends in the cotsworlds to do a treasure hunt in for the day, we sent the Jensen,Stag,Jaguar Mk2, Willis Jeep, Landrover series 3 and the little mini mayfair... A lovely hotel in a wonderful part of the country and a sunny hot day to top it all off!!

This year we had two teams on the Mac 4x4 challenge and we raised over £3000 for Macmillan Cancer Research, one of the teams with Jay and Jamie at the wheel came 45 and sad to say the Boss Elliot and Andy only came 67! ..... roll on next year where I am sure there will be some in house completion
For more details see www.mac4x4.co.uk

In the 1950s and 1960s a tiny High Street shop named Walbro occupied a unique place in the celebration of Christmas in Saffron Walden. This was one of the town’s few toyshops and was renowned for the gigantic Meccano constructions that appeared in its crowded window displays at Christmas-time.

This is a member of staffs car, Chris Hands, who is racing next year in stock cars, we are sponsoring the car as you can see with the Active Rentals Brand.

We are happy to announce we are a sponsor of the local Kids football team in Cambourne, Cambourne FC!                        

Wrapped recovery van in action:

Our recently Wrapped Land Rover Freelanders for the Mac 4x4 Challenge 2014! Ready to hit the tracks and make some money for a great Charity, Macmillan Cancer Research, Thanks to Ambient Graphics' what a great job!!


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Here are some images from our recent MacMillan event:

Mac 4x4 MacMillan

Benimar Motorhome for rental!

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Benimar Anthus 6000 ST
The Anthus represents true luxury in a 6 berth camper with everyone enjoying space and privacy. Enjoy real home from home comfort for all the family in one of our flagship motor homes.
Equipped with cutlery, crockery, CD player, fully integrated kitchen, washroom, hotel quality interiors and 3 comfy double beds. Fully winter proofed, insulated and double glazed, along with gas fired central heating.
With cab air luxuriously appointed, the Anthus motorhome incorporates double beds and a huge "garage" for storing bulky items.
Power assisted steering and powerful 2.8ltr Turbo diesel engines makes the Anthus very easy to drive and park.
Motorhome specification:
  • Overall length cm 604
  • Overall width cm 227
  • Internal width cm 212
  • Overall height cm 295
  • Engine 2.8i Litre Diesel
  • Mass in running order 3020kg
  • Maximum permitted mass 3500kg
  • Passengers 6
  • Berths 6
  • Drive away awning
  • Forward bed approx.208 x 145 cm
  • Middle bed 185 x 124 cm
  • Cooker rings 3
  • Forced air heating
  • Fresh water supply 120 litres
  • Waste water tank 100 litres
  • Oven
  • Sockets 12-V x 2
  • Sockets 230-V x 3
  • Colour TV
  • CD Player
  • Engine Power 127PS (93KW)

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The Mac 4x4 is a long-distance, annual, four-wheel drive navigational endurance event in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support that has taken place every March since 2002. Starting in the West Midlands and ending in Cheshire with numerous off-road challenges in between. Wallis and sons participation will help raise awareness of the event and subsequently boost sponsorship opportunities, all of which goes directly to Macmillan. The Mac 4x4 currently raises approximately £100,000 per year for Macmillan Cancer Support, with a grand total of over £860,000 (GBP) to date.

The Event

The "Mac 4x4" is a "challenge" for 4x4 enthusiasts. It aims at testing navigational, orienteering and observation skills, with on and off road sections - depending on conditions, and endurance by day and night. A "team" consists of two people and it is strongly recommended that both are competent, licensed and insured to drive the vehicle during the event. It is intended to be a testing long weekend of fun covering between 400 and 1000 miles with various "tests" en route.

You don't need a specialised vehicle to take part - any sensibly equipped 4x4 should be up to the event. Initially teams only know where they are starting from, the route being unfolded with the issue of road books as the event unfolds until the finish - usually in Cheshire. Night stops mean sleeping in the vehicle or a tent if carried. Teams are asked to commit to raising a minimum sponsorship of £600 for Macmillan Cancer Support. Competitors are responsible for their own fuel and sustenance en route. The costs of organising the event is borne by the entry fee which includes a 'suit or frock' Award Dinner and hotel accommodation, based on a twin room per team, on the final night.

The event has developed a contagious spirit and camaraderie and, although it is seriously competitive, the main aim is to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support. Since the first run in 2002 the average amount raised per team has been over £1,000 and 2011, the tenth run, and Macmillan’s Centenary event, has taken the total raised so far to over £3/4 Million.

The Background

In May 2000 a group of enthusiasts saw a gap in the 4x4 calendar and decided to introduce an interesting 'Millennium Challenge' event for '4x4ers' over a weekend to support a worthy charity. The 'Mac4x4' had a difficult 'birth'. The weekend chosen coincided with a petrol blockade and was postponed for six months to March 2001 - it was then cancelled again, for a year, because of foot and mouth! Third time lucky and a loyal and steadfast group of eight teams took on the first 'Challenge'. They set the standard and raised £8,000 and the rest is history.

A hard core of supporters has developed which has taken the event on from strength to strength with a highly visited website, with a healthy active forum, marvellous support from clubs and magazine articles; helped by the participation of magazine staff and celebrity competitors such as Charlie Dimmock, Lynn Bowles, Julia Bradbury and her sister Gina Fox, Charlie Webster and in 2011 Marisa Wayne, youngest daughter of John Wayne, which was a great reason to take the event to Cong in Ireland, the village which ‘starred’ in ‘The Quiet Man’ – see the Galleries.. Having passed the £1/2million in 2009 the 2010 run set a new record of £123,000; that meant that the £120,000 raised in 2011 took the total over £3/4million and set a new target of £1,000,000!!

The proceeds of all the fun - which depends on the sponsorship teams raise all go to Macmillan Cancer Support - the country's major charity devoted to the support, treatment and care of people living with cancer and their families. It provides much needed support for Macmillan's continuing efforts to provide better support services to everyone affected through the front line Macmillan nurses, doctors, buildings, patient grants and information services.

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Happy Mechanics

Another great night out with Royston Modified Car Cruise, we took the Clarion GTR, GOLF and Range rover to show what they can do, both Golf and Range Rover Blow away the crowds with the sounds from the Clarion systems and the GTR was the quickest car at the show! Bring on next month!

Happy Mechanics

Wallis and Son are pleased to be looking after and upgrading all of Happy Mechanics Minis to help them help mechanics get TAX rebates on their tools....more to follow soon

Cricket SponsoredColin Croft featured in a local cricket match we sponsored. For the charity "Blue Smile" we donated a days hire in the Aston Martin DB9.

Cricket SponsoredWe now are sponsoring The League of Mentalmen.

Cricket SponsoredIt's incredible to think how far technology has come in such a short space of time. Only a few years ago you would have struggled to grasp the concept of having full colour graphics printed all over your car or van, BUT it is now possible to print on large format vinyl using specialised eco-solvent inks. You can literally take any design idea and concept, create it in a design suite, and within just a few hours that design can be plastered all over your vehicle.

Click here to find out about the Calrion Projects.

Cricket SponsoredThis was the fourth year we have attended the Gransden Show. The weather was great and the show was very busy. We took our new Range Rover the "Clarion Rover" which is a green Range Rover completely wrapped in white and carbon coloured stickers. It is having a full install of Clarion Audio done for shows and demos and we will be taking it out on a regular visits to local and national shows.

Cricket SponsoredWallis and Son are proud sponsors of the Shelford Heating Cup, a football tournament for the local schools played every July on Hardwick playing fields.

We provide the drinks and energy bars for the players to keep them going during the tournament.

Cricket SponsoredJust a quick email to say thank you very much for all of your hospitality and for ensuring that I had a great track day experience on Wednesday. You looked after me very well indeed. I had a great time and I now have a very memorable experience to look back on.
Once again many thanks and best wishes, Nick

Sunday 1st May was a day to remember as hundreds of people took part in the Ely Eel Festival when the city pays homage to its famous namesake, the eel. Elliot Wallis's SEAT Ibiza 1.8T Cupra R led the traditional procession from Ely Cathedral down to the Eel Day venue in Jubilee Gardens with an Eel King and Queen helping to carry a giant model eel through the city streets. Hundreds of people made the trip into the centre of Ely to take part in the event with a host of activities including eel throwing, parades, history demonstrations and the traditional town crier competition keeping people entertained at Jubilee Gardens for hours.

Cricket SponsoredWe now sponsor a new race car

Cricket SponsoredWe are proud sponsors of a Caterham Race car

Cricket SponsoredActive Tyres proudly sponsor Eversden Gunners F.C. (u14s) Eversden Gunners F.C. was established in 2006, it is an 11-a-side team which play on a Sunday in the Cambridge & District Colts League

Cricket Sponsored Tandem Ride May 2009 327 miles 5 days Weather - Wind, Rain and some sun Adam and Sarah Coe had an ambition to cycle on a tandem from their home in Harston to their cottage in Cornwall.

Cricket SponsoredElliot finally gave into his passion for racing back in January 2006 when he purchased a SEAT Ibiza 1.8T Cupra R via the internet. The technicians at Wallis & Son share Elliot's enthusiasm for motor sport and after a great deal of planning they set about transforming the compact SEAT hatch into a storming racing machine.

Cricket SponsoredActive Tyres proudly sponsor Adam Ward's taxi.