Following a successful pilot episode in 2022, The Speedshop is returning to BBC Two for a new six-part series.
The series will follow Steven 'Titch' Cormack. a special Boat Service veteran, as he restores and converts battered vehicles into bespoke machines. Titch left a 10-year career in UK special forces (Special Boat Service) to follow his dream - designing, building and selling custom vintage motorcycles.
In 2016, Titch converted a waterfront derelict former shellfish processing plant into his vintage workshop, using reclaimed and upcycled materials to create what he describes as a 'souped-up man-cave', where he now builds his unique creations.
Titch is joined by his team - Billy, a mechanic and ex-tank regiment commander, who suffered life changing injuries following an IED explosion in Afghanistan, and John, a former Royal Electrical & Mechanical Engineers Staff Sergeant.
Projects will range from making an adapted motorbike sidecar for a quadriplegic ex-Special Forces soldier to attempting a 700km ride across Iceland on modified bikes with hastily designed skies.
The pilot episode followed Titch as he receives a visit from a customer that needs his help. Parachute regiment soldier Chris, who just a few weeks earlier had his right leg amputated, wants Titch to build him a specially adapted motorcycle, but there is a twist...
He wants to take it on a challenging off-road ride, in an attempt to prove to himself that 'he can still be the man he used to be' and that his new amputation won’t hold him back.
The Speedshop airs later this year on BBC Two.