The Guru – Barry Annells
Citroëns have been part of Bourne Citroën Centre managing director Barry Annells’ life for 60 years. He grew up in a family that bought them almost exclusively, and worked on them since leaving school, taking up an apprenticeship at a main dealer in Kingston-upon-thames. He helped to introduce 2CV grasstrack racing into the UK in 1976, and won the 2CV Cross Championship in 1982. Annells used to run Shalford Green Garage in Guildford, Surrey, but since 1999 he’s focused his business full-time on the repair, restoration and servicing of classic Citroëns and related Peugeots in Lincolnshire. He and his team make regular visits to France and Holland with shopping lists of rare items compiled during the stripdown stage of each restoration.