The Paddock has partnered with The Panel Shop, adding the panel fabrication expertise and experience of Mark Barton to our highly talented team. Mark's son, Sean, apprenticed at The Panel Shop for 12 years before joining The Paddock. Mark's presence at The Paddock working jointly on several projects means we provide the highest quality work available, and his desire to continue to train Sean and others is invaluable.
Established in 1987 by master artisans Mark Barton and Steve Hall in the fields of fabrication and metalworking. Barton and Hall bring a vast amount of experience with them from Great Britain, where Barton began his apprenticeship with Aston Martin in the early 1970s and Hall learned the art of fabricating panels at Rolls-Royce.
Barton’s time at Aston Martin marked the beginning of his education in the craft of English metal forming, which included assembling the V8 Series cars along with Lagondas and vintage models.
Hall met Barton at Rolls-Royce, where Hall completed his training and began work for Grand Prix Metalcraft. They both came to the United States in 1980 to pursue their careers, with Certificates of Engineering Craftsmanship in hand.
Through their 35 years together, Barton and Hall have fabricated dozens of automotive bodies, some of them proving to be of great significance. Brands such as Bugatti, Ferrari, Alfa Romeo and many different handmade cars were easily formed by the pair. Their classic training also includes experience with British cars, such as Jaguar, Rolls-Royce and Aston Martin.
Mark ensures Sean's continued education by working together on several projects.
There's no buying these panels. They have to be fabricated using templates, bucks, talent, and over 40 years of experience.
An accident early in its life required a new fender. The repair was done poorly using a fender from a different model. We've fabricated one using the other side as a template.
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Extensive fabrication of replacement structures and superior welding made this frame better than factory.
This rare 2002 Turbo is worth saving. Floors, rockers, fenders, and trunk pan were all replaced.