A TEASER has provided car fans with a first look at Richard Hammond’s new TV series which will see him open a car restoration business in Hereford.
The former star of the BBC’s Top Gear, who lives in Weston-under-Penyard near Ross-on-Wye, has embarked on the new venture with local mechanics, and father and son, Neil and Anthony Greenhouse.
The workshop in Rotherwas, Hereford, was officially opened in August, with TV crews descending to film more than a dozen vintage and classic cars.
The first episode of the new series, called Richard Hammond’s Workshop, is now available on Discovery+ – and in the trailer the star said he is scared and excited.
Hammond shared the short video on his YouTube channel last week, teasing fans who were waiting for the series to start.
Now a presenter of Amazon Prime’s The Grand Tour, Hammond opened his new business, The Smallest Cog, in Hereford on August 28.
The Greenhouses have worked with Hammond for six years, after a mutual friend put their names forward to work on his cars.
The building their company was in previously was due to be sold as the landlord passed away, Hammond did not want to see their skills put to waste, so he asked them to go into business together.
Hammond has had to auction some of his cars to fund the new business, and in the trailer he said he was taking his obsession with cars to another level.
He said that he was gambling his reputation, marriage with wife Mindy, and cash, as he embarked on the venture.