Car mechanic makes art out of old parts

A mechanic in Hartlepool has been making waves in the art and furniture world by turning scrap car parts into household items.

Neville Herron came up with the idea to turn the spare bits of metal into works of art and home furnishings a year ago and has since been gaining recognition for his work. The self-employed mechanic’s bespoke lamps, bookends and coffee tables are now being sold around the world.

Whether actually being used in vehicle repairs or repurposed for works of art, car parts and tools are the cornerstone of any garage’s business. That is why it is important for any repair shop operating out of a business premises to get cover for the items stored on site in case they are damaged or stolen – for this you will need a combined motor trade insurance policy.

Mr Herron’s rise to success came about when his Den of Uniquity business featured in the BBC-owned Top Gear magazine, which has a circulation of 150,000 per month worldwide. Since then Neville has taken orders from customers in Singapore, the Netherlands, Switzerland, and India, as well as dozens of others from around the UK, the Hartlepool Mail reported.

His products includes: bookends created from pistons; a range of lamps created from headlights; bedside tables and coffee tables made from sheets of metal or glass laid on top of old engines; and a variety of bathroom and kitchen accessories.