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Really Useful Man

13.05.16

Mike Pickles just can't stop buying cars...

Mike Pickles, founder and owner of Really Useful Products, just can't stop buying cars. He purchased his first classic car from ACA in 2012 (Sir Paul Smith's Jaguar) and hasn't stopped buying since.  Mike says: "As a present for my 50th birthday I decided to buy a Vanquish and that was one of the first good cars I owned. I then bought a yellow Vantage convertible and decided that I like cars. I think at that stage I had four cars and decided that I wanted to check out a real classic car auction. Google told me that the next one was at Anglia Car Auctions in January 2012 and looking at their catalogue saw for the first time the Paul Smith Jaguar. I loved it and although I live in Leeds was in London that weekend with my girlfriend.  Luckily she was very understanding and went sightseeing whilst I drove to King's Lynn. The smells, sounds and genuinely friendly nature of the place together with the huge portions of good food meant I was hooked. I ended up buying the Jaguar and I am now good friends with it's former owner. Last year we went together to the Italian Concorde de Elegance at Lake Como. I have also bought from ACA a Fiat 500, Porsche 930 and from the last classic a Volvo P1800. All of them, hopefully, are iconic designs as I am currently in the process of planning on building a design inspired car museum which I want to open to the public in a few years time. On my first visit to King's Lynn I had no idea what I would be doing but I just got hooked on beautiful cars and my ambition with cars just grew. I like to think that in time my passion may also be financially rewarding but only time will tell. I always look forward to seeing the catalogue and deciding what I should buy next. There are a few regrets such as "..if only I had bought that car" and both the Series I Land Rover and Peugeot 205 1.9GTi from the April classic sale fall in this category. People often ask me what is my best car and I always reply by saying my next one."

Really Useful Man
You may recognise Mike's company's products on sale at many major stores including the heavy duty storage boxes. 

 Really Useful Man

Really Useful Man

 

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