Monday, 11 June 2018
Friday, 11 May 2018
We are always on the lookout for parts to purchase – from surplus new stock to old core units that we could use for reconditioning. If you have parts that you would like to sell, please contact us.
Telephone: 01455 292949 | Email: email@example.com
Monday, 09 April 2018
We are delighted to formally announce Flying Spares’ acquisition of Norman Geeson’s axle rebuilding business, Crewe Classic Six.
Norman’s extensive background in the field of engineering makes impressive reading.
Norman Geeson IEng. MIRTE MSOE, served an automotive apprenticeship and spent eleven years studying and teaching at Derby’s various colleges. By chance, he was taught at both college and work by ex-RR engineers, some of whom had previously worked at the Belper experimental section.
Norman’s career quickly developed into engineering management. He took on responsibility for complete production plants, millions of pounds worth of company power supplies, waste, water and effluent, alongside hundreds of vehicles and commensurate staff.
This work resulted in worldwide travel on short term consultations for production plants from the USA to Russia. Despite these commitments, Norman’s appreciation for engineering excellence meant that he always found time to indulge his passion for classic cars, including his own beloved R Type.
Upon retiring from the engineering industry, Norman was keen to prove his belief that with the benefit of sixty years of engineering advancement, the rear axles of the early post-war models could be improved. From this quest for improvement, Crewe Classic Six naturally evolved. Over the intervening years, Norman developed a number of modifications and improvements to these axles and oversaw the manufacture of a wealth of new parts.
Norman’s complete understanding of this specific range of Rolls-Royce and Bentley models, and the engineering principles behind the workings of their differentials, led to his well-earned reputation as the industry’s outstanding supplier of rebuilt differentials and half shafts.
We are honoured that Norman chose Flying Spares to continue his work and maintain his reputation. Over the past two years he has been training our technician, Phil Armstrong, as well as transferring his extensive stock of rebuild kits and specialist tooling to our premises. If you have any questions or would like advice regarding a rear axle problem, Phil will be only too happy to help.
For more information on our rebuilt axles and half shafts, please visit our online catelogues below:
Thursday, 24 November 2016
I have owned many Bentleys before moving to Australia from “Chinese eye” convertibles in my twenties through to an Azure which I sold prior to leaving California for Adelaide in 1999. I had thought to purchase a replacement when I arrived here but at 5 times the price I did not. Instead I settled into a boring period of motoring until in 2006 when I purchased a nice Bentley Eight.
Thursday, 17 November 2016
Please take note of the latest recommended postal and delivery dates produced by Royal Mail & Parcel Force should you require your parcel before Christmas Day (December 25th).
If you require an international UPS delivery before Christmas Day (December 25th) and you have placed your order after December 14th, please check when placing your order.
Thursday, 10 December 2015
Please take note of the latest recommended postal dates produced by Royal Mail should you require your parcel before Christmas Day (December 25th). If you require an international UPS delivery before Christmas Day (December 25th) and you have placed your order after December 14th, please check when placing your order.
Tuesday, 07 July 2015
We were delighted to welcome the East Midlands section of the Rolls-Royce Enthusiast's Club to Flying Spares on Tuesday 30th June 2015 for an exclusive open evening. The Flying Spares open evening received a good turnout where members were given the opportunity to explore the premises, meet the Flying Spares team and enjoy drinks & nibbles in the beautiful evening sunshine.