MEET THE OWNER
Bryan Groves is an expert on the repair, restoration, and care of your special British Car. Hailing originally from Portsmouth, England, Bryan came to the states in 1986 while on vacation and fell in love with California and settled down here in beautiful Visalia.
In addition to over two decades of experience on British Cars of all types, and Jaguars in particular, he has impressive credentials.
Bryan worked as a journeyman mechanic in the UK, having served a rigorous five year apprentiship through the University of London. Only the best mechanics in England are certified as MOT Inspector (Ministry of Transport), and he was one of the best in this capacity.
Before begining European Auto, Bryan worked for several years at another local shop specializing in British Cars. When the local Jaguar dealership in Visalia, Putnam-Winde Jaguar closed it’s doors a few years back, there was a void in the area for repair work of this sort. Many ex-dealer customers sought Bryan out. Bryan’s reputation grew more and more by the quality of his work and satisfaction of their customers.
However Bryan’s dedication to preserving, restoring, and servicing British makes, prompted him to start European Auto. Now in it’s fifteenth year, Bryan and his staff have built an excellent local reputation for caring for all type of British Autos. Land Rover and Jaguar are a specialty.
ABOUT THE SHOP
Many new and used spares are on hand to repair your car quickly. In addition, Europeon Auto has several in stock that may have the special item you need to repair your car or for resale to you to get your project moving.
Restorations are undertaken as an additional service. Please inquire as to terms and to define your project goals. No project is too ambitious if the owner-enthusist is dedicated to its completion!