A short message from one of the founding fathers Lee Bartle about how Paintscrapers started…
10 years ago, with the assist of Adam Plummer, and the occasional nagging from Paul Campbell, I got myself out of a vicious cycle I had got caught up in, got my arse to the Volksworld Show and met up with some old friends I’d not seen since the good days of the Mega-Low-Maniax.
Julian Hunt then helped hook me up with a 59 splitty, more friends were made, Roger Brown, Del (Degz) and word was spread about that a new club was forming. From what had been started by a few, now non attending friends, ‘Der Panzer Paintscrapers’ was born.
10 years on and most of the founding members are no longer about through whatever reason, but I feel we all owe them a thank you. Roger, Degz, and the couple that actually kick started it whom I cannot name, I salute you. Thanks for helping me get out of my reclusive hole and for allowing me to get back in touch with a lot of good old friends and allow me to make many others.
Also I have to mention Darren Claggett, Dereck Johnson, Anton Murrells, Jon Planner for all their work throughout the years with the club. James Wotton also deserves a shout too for being hands on the best engineer that we as scrapers could ask for, constantly busy and probably 90% off his time is keeping our cars on the road. Well done all and we’ll done on 10 years of ‘Scraping’