Paul Woods - founder of Woodsport
I have been involved with the motor trade since leaving school, and served my time with one of the country's foremost Toyota mechanics. After that, I moved into the breakdown/recovery industry, working as a Green Flag breakdown mechanic for 5 years. During which, I attained a 90% roadside Fault Diagnosis and Repair Rate (the National Average is around 85%). I have also served my time as a fully qualified LPG installer, and have converted dozens of vehicles to run on autogas. I am also a self taught spray painter and bodywork repairer, with a very high standard of workmanship.
In 1997 I bought my first MR2, learned everything about it, and gradually started working on other club members cars. Two years later I was working restoring MR2's and modifying them to get the very best from them. Shortly after that I carried out the first 3S-GTE engine swap into a Mk1 MR2 in Europe, and a year after that i built the first 3VZ-FE (V6) powered Mk1 MR2, also the first in Europe. Since then I founded Woodsport as an MR2 specialist garage that could cater for everything an MR2 owner could want in terms of both engine choice and paint/bodywork. I consider myself as the most experienced and skilled MR2 mechanic in the UK and I pride myself on a very high level of workmanship produced.