HCS is the future
for vintage cars

When you understand vintage car history,
you can define its future.
We're blessed to work on these unique period cars
which sculpted the car industry to where it is now.

Keeping this legacy alive is what we do.


Meet the team



Founder &

Don't disturb him when he's in the zone.
Brilliant things are about to happen.


Mechanic &
workshop manager

Our own walking, talking encyclopaedia.
He manages the projects in the workshop, committed to uphold our high standard of workmanship.


Mechanic &

Always there to help and smiling while doing so. Salem loves untangling old car wiring and sorting it out properly.


Mechanic &

One of our most experienced mechanics.
His happy place is in the workshop but he isn't afraid to do his magic at the side of the road to make sure a car finishes a rally.

Vicky J.

Administration and
Financial Controller

Keeping our administration up to date, but not afraid to get a pair of overalls on and get her hands dirty.

our team

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HCS is for
the Curious,
the Determined,
the Classic Lovers and the Racers

At HCS we bring quality work. 

Connecting to our customers enables us to get the right insights of their car. 

We solve problems only a handful of people in the world can solve, creating tangible impact on our customers' life.

We provide our customers with lasting memories, unforgettable rallies and new binding friendships.

Defining our future by knowing our past


Our business

Historic Competition Services is specialised in the restoration, renovation, recreation and preparation of classic cars. We have experience in the preparation of the world’s most exotic and specialised vehicles like race winning pre and post war grand prix cars, endurance rally cars and concourse show cars.

Other than restoration, we also offer a range of top-quality services to give your classic car what it needs: engine and transmission upgrades, gearbox design and manufacturing, engine component design and manufacturing including castings in aluminium or cast iron, aluminium bodywork repairs, engine building, servicing, rally and race support, transportation, car sales, etc.

HCS wants to make sure you can enjoy your car experience to the full without having to worry about technical problems. On top of that, our company also aims to be a place where classic car enthusiasts meet and share the passion for the art of engineering, where friends and customers are welcome to join in our great adventure.

Strong foundation

Julian Messent founded HCS in 2014 and has already more than 30 years of experience in the classic car business.
After finishing high school he took an engineering apprenticeship aiming to become a fully qualified B Tech Engineer. Once out of the classroom and onto the shop floor, he quickly learned from his masters that a degree would never be a substitute for experience. Therefore, he never stopped 
learning, studying, reading, experiencing and doing constant research which became his way of life. Throughout his career he designed and developed parts for almost every pre-war Lagonda.  Julian is a world-renowned top pre-war engine specialist and general pre-war Lagonda expert and is widely consulted by collectors from far and near. 


After Julian decided to create HCS in 2015, his aim was to surround himself with people who could add experience to his own and enlarge the automotive knowledge base even more.  He has now formed a team of highly experienced people.
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