Paul (pictured right with his father George H. Myatt in 1978) is a third generation motor engineer. George served in the Royal Electrical & Mechanical Engineers during the Second World War, travelling to the Russian front to instruct the Russian Army in the maintenance of British Army tanks. After war-time service he established a motor repair garage in Cradley, West Midlands, in November 1960, this being one of the first MOT testing stations of the era. Having learnt fundamental skills from his father (“one of the best”), Paul attended Bromsgrove College of Further Education to gain a Diploma in Auto Engineering, focusing on technical and managerial aspects of the motor trade. He joined the Ford Company Research & Engineering Centre upon graduation, then a large motor distributorship in West London before returning in 1980 to take over the family business when George retired.
The garage, George H. Myatt Ltd. as it existed on Netherend Lane in Cradley in the 1980’s, at this time providing MOT’s, servicing and repairs.
Pictured outside Myatt’s garage in the early 1990’s, this is the MG-K3, one of the high-end historic racing cars Paul and the team at G. H. Myatt Ltd. maintained and prepared for international racing. More photos in the Photo Album.In the 1990’s the business evolved to look after historic racing cars such as the Maserati 26M, Maserati 8CTF and famous ERA R1A.
In the late 1990’s Myatt’s moved to larger premises in the South Staffordshire countryside to facilitate their expansion. The Bugatti Type 51 is pictured here, alongside other historic race cars under Myatt’s care.