Issue XI

Team Twisted:
Glyn Groves

Autumn 2020

  • Name:
  • Glyn Groves
  • Role:
  • Vehicle Detailer
  • Lives:
  • Ripon, North Yorkshire

Interesting fact:

In April 2018 myself and four friends competed in the Mallorca 312 Sportive, Europe’s biggest mass participation bike ride with over 15,600ft of elevation. It took us 11 hours 36 mins to complete. A great trip!

WHEN & WHY DID YOU JOIN TWISTED?

I joined the team in June 2019 after 21 years valeting for a main dealership. I fancied a change of scenery and wanted to concentrate my efforts on quality rather than quantity. As a vehicle detailer you aspire to work on luxury vehicles of which Twisted fit the bill. They’re not the easiest to clean but the variety keeps me on my toes!

WHAT ARE THE MAJOR CHANGES YOU HAVE SEEN AT TWISTED OVER THE YEARS?

Even in my short amount of time here I have seen a lot of change. Overall growth and expansion has been the main factor, but a trend I have noticed, is that customer builds and ideas are getting more and more interesting and impressive!

YOUR TWISTED HIGHLIGHT IS….

My highlight would be having the responsibility of detailing and preparing a Green 110 built for China (Image: bottom right), a vehicle full of adventure and everything you need!

DRIVING A TWISTED ACROSS THE WORLD, WHICH COLLEAGUE DO YOU TAKE AND WHY?

I’d have to take Andy Dunkley, our Workshop Manager. We were at school together in Ripon, but our jobs have meant that we haven’t crossed paths for the last 25 years or so. So a trip around the world would be a great opportunity to catch up and reminisce about the good old days when the only things we had to think about were avoiding a flat tyre on our bikes and ensuring we had enough coins in our pockets for sweets!

YOUR FAVOURITE TWISTED BUILD IS?

My favourite build has to be a Santorini Black V8 90 we built for a customer in the French Alps. It was a vehicle we initially had in stock which we then converted to LHD and made it into a real adventure spec! A very cool build!

TELL US ABOUT AN INTEREST OF YOURS

I’m a lover of the outdoors! I’m a very keen cyclist, (mainly on the road) and I’m a wannabe triathlete. I’m actually currently in training for the Nottingham Outlaw 2021 which is a full distance IronMan Triathlon.

WHAT IS YOUR DREAM CAR AND WHY

The poster I had on my wall as a kid was a Ferrari F40, so I’d say that. I’ve not yet managed to buy one, but it’s still on the list!

THE BEST THING ABOUT LIVING IN YORKSHIRE IS….

Being an outdoor enthusiast, Yorkshire offers everything I need! Plus there are plenty of friendly folk!

YOUR IDEAL PLAN FOR A SUNDAY…

A Sunday well spent would be a 100km bike ride up in the Yorkshire Dales finished off with a couple of pints of Theakstons!

WHEN YOU RETIRE YOU WANT TO….

Assuming I’ve saved enough pennies, I’d love to go and ride some of the Greatest Railway Journeys that the world has to offer. First stop would be the Canadian Rockies! After that, there are a list of places I’d love to travel!

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