Secret Garden full of overgrown Classic Cars


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  • Surfin Theweb
    Surfin Theweb 4 months ago +97

    Hedge find manager.
    Sometimes the best jokes are the silliest ones.

    • Ben Clark
      Ben Clark 4 months ago +4

      Stalks and fronds.

    • Mercmad
      Mercmad 4 months ago +4

      I thought he was joking when he said he saw knacker ducks....

  • superleggenda
    superleggenda 4 months ago +316

    This is a heartbreaking video. Usually barn finds carry the hope to salvage a car. This many cars, in those conditions, are such a waste. And the guy is a masterpiece in contradiction: extremely sharp when it comes to cars, trims and repairs, and evidently sloppy about… everything else. It shows that when we lose that special someone in our lives, it is so easy to get lost and overwhelmed by life itself. My heart goes with him, my hope is that some car lovers see the potential (if any) in those cars, purchase and restore them.

    • Glen Melrose
      Glen Melrose Day ago

      I'd be interested in the lancia delta

    • Sean
      Sean Month ago

      hit me up when you are 65ish years old, 4 extra porsches, 4 extra benz', Bmws, Fiat, etc. Plus the love of your life passes and you are left all alone. Sometimes life has many ups and downs. As I am sure you know, you become a "contradiction".

    • Jmp 49152
      Jmp 49152 3 months ago +5

      @superleggenda in the 1950's nobody wanted prewar cars because they were OLD cars not classics and they were abandoned and crushed. Then in the 80's nobody wanted 50's cars because of the same. Now what you think of as just a old car, is in the same window of time. That BMW is already 40 years old. I think it would make a more practical classic project than trying to restore a TR3 from a frame and engine.

    • Jan Adamec
      Jan Adamec 3 months ago +2

      @Gualter For sure, these people are the same all arround the world, in my country too. They let to waste by rust old rare cars on the rain and snow and they don´t want to hear about some sale of these cars. They say: i will restore it (evidently no way), this is for my grandsons (they will only sweep the cars on the scapula and take it to scrap) and so. I think, that this is a some type of mental illnes, to own something which i cannot properly maintain and put in working order. This is really sad, some of these cars are really rare :-(

    • Sid Rens
      Sid Rens 3 months ago +2

      Absolutely buddy!!! Great comment ❤️

  • Petes Planet A
    Petes Planet A 4 months ago +225

    Really enjoyed the episode. He will have known how others would judge him after letting you film and still went ahead. There must be lots of people and cars in a similar position that would have kept you away. It says a lot. I think you could have done a half hour interview with him about his life and it would have been interesting. You did a great sensitive job on this Jonny and it was fascinating to see. Well done!

    • Cwmax Field
      Cwmax Field Month ago +1

      So True. Its on each and every one of us to step up to the plate and lend a hand. Help those who are hurting and in need. Great Video 👍👍👍

    • Barry
      Barry 4 months ago +3

      Or one could not judge him, cut him some slack and appreciate he is probably a sound human being with a wealth of interesting life experiences and stories (evident from some of his banter on the vid) and who has been impacted by some devastating life experiences.

    • T. G.
      T. G. 4 months ago +1


    • Patreeko Time
      Patreeko Time 4 months ago +13

      @Elliot Flowers By broadcasting this, they will hopefully find some buyers willing to help clear it all out. I just lost my father this month and he had a massive sad collection of things rotting away and if we had had this kind of opportunity to help him sell it off and clear it out before he passed we would have all been VERY thankful for it.

    • Petes Planet A
      Petes Planet A 4 months ago +10

      @Elliot Flowers I am sorry to hear that you think so poorly of people and hope that you soon will see the goodness that is in 99% of people. Good luck on your journey.

  • Sid Rens
    Sid Rens 4 months ago +221

    It makes me so angry that pathetic and brainless vandals would cause such damage in more ways than one to a nice chap with a love of cars!

    • CAN Control
      CAN Control 21 hour ago

      @thebones calm down.

    • CAN Control
      CAN Control 21 hour ago

      @Scott Tait you’re delusional. He pretty much said he was like a child and would get bored with one and get another leaving the last one to neglect.

    • Saudi Stevo
      Saudi Stevo 2 months ago

      The owner is the biggest criminal.

  • Nigel Hancock
    Nigel Hancock 4 months ago +232

    I felt a slightly melancholic note from you Jonny, I think the old chap has never really got over the loss of his wife and has fallen into the hoarding stuff routine as he feels like having let go of his wife he needs to keep everything else.
    30 years ago I tried to help an old boy clear out his collection of tractors but it was painful as every little thing we unearthed had a memory or some value in his mind and the to go area was almost empty. Sadly he died 3 months later and his poor nephew who was left everything which nearly broke the poor lad trying to sort it.

  • Frank Hall
    Frank Hall 4 months ago +69

    I love these cars so much I've let them turn to dust.
    He says he's going to sell them but like most hoarders you can tell from the way he talks about total wrecks as being in good condition, he's unlikely to let them go. There'll always be a reason to hold on to something "just in case" or he'll ask silly money for a wreck knowing no one will pay it.

    • i mac
      i mac 2 months ago +1

      @Surfin Theweb maybe we will see them on bangers and cash...

    • Surfin Theweb
      Surfin Theweb 4 months ago +7

      People will still offer well less than they’re worth, just to readvertise them for 3 times as much.
      He really needs to get them all out, get the dirt off them, and put them in an auction. That’s the only way to get the genuine buyers and what they’re realistically worth.

    • Agret
      Agret 4 months ago +5

      @Surfin Theweb they are only worth a pittance, the cost to restore them from those conditions is crazy

    • Joshua Bodgers
      Joshua Bodgers 4 months ago +3

      He wants insane money I’ve spoken to him

    • west ho
      west ho 4 months ago +3

      Old and delusionsal, i like the guys sales pitch,, they were all specially set up (before he got them) ready to rumble..

  • Jim Spackman
    Jim Spackman 4 months ago +78

    I didn't know that Rein was still alive! I did some work on a couple of those cars for him in 2007/8.
    The Fiat 124 Spider (made the brakes work and replaced most of the suspension ball joints) and the red and white 924 Turbo (oil change and making the windows work). Sad to see them like this although neither were good cars, even back then, the 124 was rust free but typically American, never been serviced so everything was tired out, the 924 just felt baggy all round.
    I remember him taking the 911 to the specialist because I went with him and gave him a lift home!
    He's a real character and has some great stories, he told me about selling some Volvo rocker arms to TWR and wondered why they wanted them as they were racing Rover Sd1s at the time...

    • Jim Spackman
      Jim Spackman 3 months ago +3

      @Ralfy Baby Yes, I am. I worked on Rein's cars just before joining Alfaholics

    • Ralfy Baby
      Ralfy Baby 3 months ago

      Are you the alfaholics guy?
      I never used your services but i heard of you (and I may have ordered a part of your shop once...) .... I am a dutch aflista and lived in Liverpool in 1989-93, in the USA since then
      Anyway cool story the classic car world is full of "characters..." and cheepskates especially alfistas who always want to pinch pennies LOL! (not me I promise!)

  • Paul Robinson
    Paul Robinson 4 months ago +71

    Another fascinating 'uncovering'. Do you think we'll ever see a 'what happened next...' follow up to any of these saved cars?

    • Anthony Donnelly
      Anthony Donnelly 3 months ago +1

      I like to see a follow up in a few months time

    • Elliot Flowers
      Elliot Flowers 4 months ago +1

      @Bnm2021 So they didn't find the body?

    • Bnm2021
      Bnm2021 4 months ago +14

      What a great suggestion Paul. I too would love to see follow up episodes for all these epic “barn finds”. Also how the current custodians are doing as well.

  • alex brunsdon
    alex brunsdon 4 months ago +164

    Sad on a few fronts. Sad and gutting to hear about the vandalism, arson and attempted theft, but also sad that all these cars have just been left to rot in the vegetation/collapsed buildings. Hope some of them, or at least parts, can be salvaged

    • Draxindustries1
      Draxindustries1 4 months ago

      Sad that poor Rein is at this low ebb in life. Also sad that none of those cars are actually worth anything at all..

    • Ruaraidh McDonald-Walker
      Ruaraidh McDonald-Walker 4 months ago +2

      No point adding my comments, you said it perfectly Alex.

    • Geoff L
      Geoff L 4 months ago +4

      @Pickleman Agree. Never understood it either. Retail therapy takes all forms I guess.

    • Kristis Balčiūnas
      Kristis Balčiūnas 4 months ago +5

      @Pickleman told you wouldn't understand. Leave it

    • Pickleman
      Pickleman 4 months ago +3

      @Dan Stewart Jesus, you are reading way too much into what I said chap. I'm not "judging" anyone. Don't get all Daily Mail about it!

  • Neil Daniel
    Neil Daniel 4 months ago +79

    I drive past that house most weeks and the Golf can be seen from the road, always wondered what else was in there. Not surprised about the vandalism though, that part was very rough a few years ago. It's getting better now though. If I'd known you were there I'd have popped round with tools and leant a hand, would love to help uncover some proper gems from undergrowth someday.

    • Ralfy Baby
      Ralfy Baby 3 months ago

      @TeslaBot You want to let somebody else buy these cars and then spend x 3 the estimated money and time to restore them and then buy it off them ....

    • the helper of the peopledems
      the helper of the peopledems 4 months ago

      @Rych78 can you give me coordinates?

    • Rych78
      Rych78 4 months ago +2

      @Twarn does stuff 5 seconds on Google and I've found his house. It look abandoned, boarded up gates, garden is massively over grown. As others have suggested, he's clearly unable to throw anything away, and he cant look after what hes got fully.
      Not sure if he's got any children, but they have a real bastard of a job to sort out when he does depart this world...

    • TeslaBot
      TeslaBot 4 months ago

      I'm guessing it isn't Tremorfa then! I haven't the foggiest where this is, not that I'm interested in buying any of the cars in their current state, apart from the 912.

  • Anthony Jewell
    Anthony Jewell 4 months ago +26

    My goodness Rein's story is amazing. Thanks for doing this Jonnie and pass on our Best Wishes to Rein and I hope he can enjoy some of the money realised from the sale.

  • Moz
    Moz 4 months ago +21

    The way Rein speaks about each of his cars says a lot about the man. Great vid Jonny.

    • Calum
      Calum 4 months ago +2

      So incredibly sharp about every car and nut and bolt. Reminds me a lot of my grandad, when you get him talking about his passions he could talk all day!

  • Dean Webb
    Dean Webb 4 months ago +57

    What a life that bloke has lived wouldn't you just love to have a beer with him the storys and car chat would be amazing we'll done again Johnny

    • Dean Webb
      Dean Webb 4 months ago +1

      Yeah this is my uncle Albert lol xx

    • Philip Thomas
      Philip Thomas 4 months ago +1

      Me too 👍

    • jeep2003
      jeep2003 4 months ago +2

      Reminds me of my neighbor they even look the same. If there is one thing he is good at its telling stories and drinking beer. His place even looks the same minus the cars

    • Motorcycle madness
      Motorcycle madness 4 months ago +3

      Maybe we should 👍🏽

  • Stuart Brierley
    Stuart Brierley 4 months ago +15

    He could have a whole season of Car SOS just for him.

  • Bluetonic 95
    Bluetonic 95 4 months ago +19

    Sympathetically handled Mr Smith, well done.
    Like you I should have sold my Beetle back in the early 90's and bought a 912 when I had the chance. Oh well, I'm looking forward to your 912 restoration series

  • Alastair Kippax
    Alastair Kippax 4 months ago +23

    What a fabulous chap Rein is, I'd love to spend a day in his company the knowledge and reminiscences he'd impart would make anyone a much richer person.

  • Mark Rudd
    Mark Rudd 4 months ago +24

    I love the barn find series, but to see those cars, especially the porches, in that state of disrepair and so overgrown just saddens me!

    • Unbias
      Unbias 4 months ago

      It isn't cars to walk on.

  • peter gouldbourn
    peter gouldbourn 4 months ago +9

    I am really angry that these vandal knob heads destroyed this lovely man’s life and his health. Having had my life destroyed by some unfeeling fool, he has my deepest sympathy. Good video Jonny. Pete. 🇬🇧

  • Nicholas Watson
    Nicholas Watson 4 months ago +24

    It does make you wonder what other cars are hidden away around the country. Great work as usual Jonny 👏

  • thecremeegg
    thecremeegg 4 months ago +12

    Great video, thanks for this. So sad seeing the cars like they are but Rein is obviously a man that's been through some tough times. If I'm nitpicking I feel you cut the video a bit abruptly as he was talking about his wife but there we go. Hope he manages to get some money from these and people can at least use the parts to help keep other cars on the road.

  • Ben Hooper
    Ben Hooper 4 months ago +22

    A great video Jonny, and such a tragic story. Rein seems like such a lovely guy I really hope the sale can improve his fortunes a bit. We all undertake things with the best of intentions, and sometimes they simply don't work out as we expected or wanted, or factors we don't predict bite us hard. However I hope this can have a happy ending, he deserves it

  • Nicholas Edwards
    Nicholas Edwards 26 days ago +1

    I'd love to think one day there will be a part two of this episode, following one of the cars through it's restoration and seeing its new life would be great. Get on it Jonny!

  • Nick Russill
    Nick Russill 4 months ago +5

    Brilliant episode. In a fit of procrastination when I should be packing for a work trip, I fell into a Late Brake Show rabbit hole and am so glad I did.
    Well done for persisting with your cardening through all that vegetation. Uncovering those historic cars and unlocking Rein’s stories resulted in a captivating episode.
    Also, the quality of the comments on your videos are testament to the quality of your production. 🚘

  • Roadster Life
    Roadster Life 4 months ago +26

    Wow, that's been interesting to watch! Well, we all know how it'll end: the 912 and 911 will be restored, as those are the only ones worth enough to warrant the effort. The rest will be parted out to save other cars, but at least that's better than leaving them to rot. I hope the owner will get the money he needs.

    • areyouundoingthat orwhat?
      areyouundoingthat orwhat? 4 months ago +2

      @Gear Head I used to work near sunnico racing,(Porsche GT racing car preparation)They had the occasional 912 for sale when they were worth bugger all,it wasn't that long ago either! Hindsight is great😁

    • Gear Head
      Gear Head 4 months ago +2

      Remember the days when the 912 was the poor man's 911. Not anymore I guess...

  • Philip Magnusson
    Philip Magnusson 4 months ago +21

    Feel really bad for the man, lost everyone around him and life just falls apart. And also you'd think that garden would have grown for 50 years rather than 15, that's astonishing growth in that period, no wonder cars in Britain rot quickly when sat a few years.. I'd really like one of them 190's though

    • Paul Zonneveld
      Paul Zonneveld 5 days ago

      @〈•》Zynifi《•〉 it’s lyrics from Elton john in reference to john Lennon s garden 🪴…..

    • 〈•》Zynifi《•〉
      〈•》Zynifi《•〉 7 days ago

      @Paul Zonneveld what

    • Paul Zonneveld
      Paul Zonneveld 3 months ago

      Hey Johnny ……. In your empty garden 🪴… Johnny ……

  • Paul N
    Paul N 4 months ago +3

    Amazing episode Johnny, thanks so much for handling this so sensitively, and thanks to Rein for allowing you to film.

  • H Chilvers
    H Chilvers 4 months ago +5

    So sad to see the vandalism that has occurred, would be amazing to see some of these be brought back to life.

  • Neil Harrison
    Neil Harrison 4 months ago +31

    This just breaks my heart. I can only hope that what is salvageable finds it's way to good homes, to keep other survivor cars on the road.

  • mike smith
    mike smith 4 months ago +4

    How sad to see these once amazing cars in this state, I love the way you show both respect to the cars and the owner, this a great channel Jonny keep up the good work

  • David Pritchard
    David Pritchard 4 months ago +23

    Very sad that this chap is clearly an enthusiast and very eloquent, but has no idea how to care for the cars he's owned. Putting cars away "after a service and MOT" and leaving them to rot is very sad. Talking about a rotting shell as having "a new starter motor" is heartbreaking. I hope he gets the help he needs.

    • Yoan Carlove
      Yoan Carlove Month ago

      When he said one had a brand new engine, I was like, any engine that ran in the last year is better than a "brand new" engine that has been sitting outside for over a decade.
      Brand new or not, it has to come out and be taken apart, cleaned, most likely rebuilt with machine work; new parts and reassembled.

    • Phil Renwick
      Phil Renwick 3 months ago

      The white Porsche failed its MOT on 4th Dec 2007 on 5 counts, and has probably been parked there since.

    • Paul Oshea
      Paul Oshea 4 months ago +1

      He's beyond help!

  • David Dorson
    David Dorson 4 months ago +8

    I love to see videos like this, but they make me really sad. I know, and have known a few car hoarders over the years, and I'm fairly guilty keeping stuff myself that's really better placed in other folks hands, as I want the opportunity to get them done. There's ALWAYS a story, sometimes sadly the story is full of good intention and bad events, then realisation, by which time it's sometimes too late. All my stuff tends to be stored in workshop/containers now and is slowly, but surely, being restored, as I'm in a position to do it.. he probably thought he'd find himself in the same position one day, but it never came.

  • Christopher Kenney
    Christopher Kenney 4 months ago +4

    Great episode: cars and emotion go so well together! I can't be the only one who wants to know what happens next.

  • Esa Edvik
    Esa Edvik 4 months ago +5

    He's a lot like my grandad, he had like 200+ cars around their old house. I used to hop around them as a kid :D His sons had to transport all that junk from the property at one point when they moved after like 50-odd years. That was just an insane undertaking... He's still like that at 92 though, making "great deals" with his "mates" who cheat him out of his pension.

  • totoianu Gheorghe lucian
    totoianu Gheorghe lucian 4 months ago +34

    This video broke my heart, those cars deserve to be back on the street, at least the ones that can still be saved...

    • Chris W
      Chris W 4 months ago +1

      It is sad to see them like that, but hopefully people see this and when they are in a similar situation they do not leave their car outside to rot

  • Paul Smith
    Paul Smith 4 months ago +46

    Someone noted favourite "TheXvid channel" .Is it possible just to say great programme. Your content is excellent and because your in control and not restricted to 25 minutes or 40 out of an hour its clear you obviously spent hours with him. Plus your "demographic attraction" in not going for collectors of a certain age. Your able to bring content from a car programme which I'm not sure I've seen in a programme or brand. Great stuff and thank you
    Kind regards

    • Jan Pruijser
      Jan Pruijser 4 months ago +1

      @The Late Brake Show Not sure this fits with your editors work flow, but it would be epic to see this in 4k! Especially future proofing it a bit!

    • Elliot Flowers
      Elliot Flowers 4 months ago +1

      @The Late Brake Show I was talking to Dr Phil last week. He said he doubled his rate for this one...

    • The Late Brake Show
      The Late Brake Show  4 months ago +15

      Thanks Paul, appreciated. It often takes quite a bit of careful pursuasion to arrange these barnfinds, and in this case we did indeed spend most of the day digging and moving foliage. We couldn't fully uncover everything with the time available, however I tried to get some of the backstory without assuming any prejudice. There's always more than just a derelict old car in this situations.

  • VW Nut 67
    VW Nut 67 4 months ago +3

    Fantastic episode. It's such a shame they have all been left to rot like that, but at least you've documented the story of them.

  • stiefdb
    stiefdb 4 months ago +1

    Well it's good to hear that he properly enjoyed his cars back then. I hope these cars find appropriate caretakers.
    Cheers Jonny and thanks to Rein and others for the access and showcasing.

  • gaz419
    gaz419 4 months ago +3

    Absolutely brilliant video! What a totally interesting guy who’s had the most amazing life. Shame those cars have been left like that. It also makes me wonder about society today when there are people out there that would repeatedly damage those vehicles. 😢

  • Conor
    Conor 4 months ago

    I hope some of these works of art can find a new lease of life. So sad to see them in this condition but hats off to Rein for keeping a hold of them despite the hardships he's faced. Would love to see some sort of a follow up to this in the future. Keep on keeping on.

  • Petrolhead Tours
    Petrolhead Tours 4 months ago +5

    Very sad to see those cars in that state but hopefully at least some of them can be saved, and maybe the others can donate parts to keep other classics on the road. Thanks for the video Jonny, excellent content as always.

  • Robin White
    Robin White 4 months ago +5

    Another great episode. Reim what a guy, what a beard. Such an amazing collection of bike. How many rare cars does he have in a hedge?

  • Bill Bligh
    Bill Bligh 4 months ago

    I am continually impressed by your kindness and understanding - I only wish I had half of your patience and empathy.
    You are a good man Jonny Smith.

  • David kerr
    David kerr 4 months ago +1

    I just love your videos and the interesting people you meet on your travels, this one though brings a tear to your eye..this poor chap has had a hard time,the vandalism is disgraceful and I hope the little thieving bastards get what's coming to them.

  • Joakim Nordlander
    Joakim Nordlander 4 months ago +8

    Please do a follow-up on this and let us know the fate of these cars.

  • Duncan Martin
    Duncan Martin 4 months ago +6

    Incredible. For me, it's your kindness more than anything, that sets you apart, and the humour of course.

  • Kris Trela
    Kris Trela 4 months ago

    Thoroughly enjoyed watching this episode, a very interesting story into not only a fantastic collection of cars, but an insight into someone's love of cars. That geezer is a true petrol head.

  • George Daville
    George Daville 4 months ago

    Thank you for this very nostalgic video, not only for the wonderful cars, but for the lovely narrative that Reim was able to give for all of the cars he has bought over many years😍 Can’t see this situation repeating in another 50 years with the cars of today. They probably won’t rot as much, but the electronics will be well shot ! I wish him luck with his sensational gardenfind sale 👍🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿😍

  • Bram Collier
    Bram Collier 4 months ago +2

    Happy to hear the cars are for sale. There still is a chance for them to live on either in other cars or on themselves. Don't think they would last many more years the way they were sitting

  • DRW58
    DRW58 4 months ago

    Jonny your knowledge never fails to amaze me there are a couple of nice cars in there but a significant effort required to extricate them and restore them .
    It would be interesting to have a follow up video.
    Top quality production as usual thank you.
    Take Care Stay Safe Everyone Regards Dave 👍😎🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿

  • Roscoe Coltrane
    Roscoe Coltrane 4 months ago +2

    Mind-boggling find. How did this guy afford all these cars? And why did he leave them for so long?

  • Rob Frith
    Rob Frith 4 months ago

    Would love to see a half hour special just interviewing Rein about his life story!

  • Kevin Reilly
    Kevin Reilly 4 months ago +2

    WOW! What an amazing man with a colourful history! I hope they all get resurrected and find new homes. I wish I could be one of those people!

  • Matthew John Crittenden
    Matthew John Crittenden 4 months ago +2

    May Rein find happiness again once again somehow. It would have been easy not to deal with the collection but he has made a strong decision to move them on.

  • Anthony Cooke
    Anthony Cooke 4 months ago +14

    Brilliant video but a tough watch. The vandalism is senseless but it’s also sad that the old lad let them go back to the land as it were. I’m not judging him as life can be a challenge. It’s just a shame.

  • Mikeado66
    Mikeado66 4 months ago +9

    "I'm not really a 911/912 specialist..."
    [knows how many screws go in the front trim and that it changed in a certain year]

  • Ian Dale
    Ian Dale 3 months ago

    Amazing, would love to see these cars being given their first wash once they are extracted. Please tell me you are going to return and capture that 🙏

  • fawaka666
    fawaka666 Month ago

    Would be great to see some follow up videos on how these cars ended up in the future.
    Great episode!

  • Modern Classics
    Modern Classics 4 months ago +14

    What a lovely old guy, I’d love to help him out and tidy up the yard and preserve them cars.

  • Phil Wilkinson
    Phil Wilkinson 4 months ago

    Wow what an interesting guy he is.
    I could listen to his stories all day long on the cars and his travels.
    Checking the MOT history and the failure it could have been repaired so easily back then.
    Watching this from France 🇫🇷 I really hope the ones that can be saved are.

  • Iowa599
    Iowa599 4 months ago +6

    I think you'll need to get Derek from Vice Grip Garage there to see how quickly he can get those cars to run again!

  • Michael s
    Michael s 4 months ago

    Great content very interesting & sad let’s hope some of them can be saved, I’m not generally a Porsche lover but that 912 looks beautiful. When they’re all uncovered a re visit would be great with a history chat on them from the old boy would be very interesting and probably good for him as he seems keen to talk about them. If possible can you follow the journey of these cars in future episodes 🙏.

  • Mark Clevedon
    Mark Clevedon 4 months ago

    Thankyou Jonny. What an interesting episode. The gentleman has such an appealing individual History and his choice in cars is diverse but very revealing. Let's hope that most of these will be rescued and may see another day but particularly the Porsche 911 and 912 and even the 318is drivetrain. As time goes on such finds will become a lot rarer I am sure.

  • Aaron
    Aaron 3 months ago

    Brilliant production and some nice little gems in there. Definitely a difficult experience seeing the criminal damage - decay is somewhat forgiveable but crime isn't. Hoping all those cars get good homes!

  • David Vivian
    David Vivian 4 months ago

    Well done Jonny - a delicate situation sensitively handled. Do you think there's any chance that if some of the cars do get salvaged/renovated/restored, you might be able to upload videos of the process? If so, it could turn a somewhat emotional but slightly sad story into something uplifting. Thanks for this one.

  • Allan A
    Allan A 4 months ago +6

    Hands down this is one of my favorite car shows on TheXvid. Thanks for the wonderful video. Cheers from San Francisco, USA!

  • mike ricketts-royle
    mike ricketts-royle 4 months ago +1

    Listening to him he's lead a very interesting and varied life amassing some great cars .. hopefully some of them get saved and put back on the road where they deserve.

  • Graham Lillis
    Graham Lillis 4 months ago

    Gosh, this made me feel sad 😔 what a life Rein has had but peppered with sadness too. How awful all that vandalism.. but, well done Jonny, you have a way with people and I enjoyed seeing the story unfold. I hope some good buyers come his way.

  • Mark Osborne
    Mark Osborne 4 months ago +3

    What a great episode, so sad to see the vandalism though.Hopefully some cars can be salvaged and restored.

    • Red Devil
      Red Devil 4 months ago

      Yep, those vandals the planted the quick growing hedge and dropped the buildings on the cars are terrible.

  • NekroStevo
    NekroStevo 4 months ago +23

    Each to their own and that, but the fact that this fella hoarded, and allowed to rot so many cars that could have been enjoyed by others if not by himself is so saddening. Obvs, the thieves and arsonists are the absolute pits. But, prior to the those attacks, just hoarding and parking up perfectly good cars one after the other is the absolute antithesis of a good car owner/community member.

    • BHWIB
      BHWIB 2 months ago +1

      You need to look a little bit deeper friend. He lost his wife in 1990, followed by pretty much all of his family. Holding onto these cars has been his way of dealing with his loss.
      We’re all human, we’re not perfect and we all have different ways of coping.
      This was his.

    • charlie pay
      charlie pay 4 months ago

      this is so true it’s just hoarding

  • motorbiker46
    motorbiker46 4 months ago

    I love the fact that Jonny is willing to do the work to uncover these cars.
    It took me a while, but I think I know exactly why - it's the same reason that makes me clean out any PC I can get my hands on, even a filthy, old, obsolete and nearly useless one that the owner doesn't plan to do anything with.
    Once you realise that you feel something towards these machines, you can't stand to see them "suffer". You desire to let them "live their best life". It is interesting how we can look at something that is very much not a living, breathing organism, and still talk about reviving it, getting it some sun, some fresh air, and massaging it into a better state of being.

  • Gixerloon
    Gixerloon 4 months ago +15

    Cardening, thats funny Jonny, I love watching these finds but it also makes me incredible sad that these amazing cars get left to rot away like this, and what annoys me is that some jealous, destructive little s**t's have fire bombed these cars, and this mans collection, I hope the Police were involved, but I suspect they were next to useless in finding the culprits, which is another crime I think.
    I hope some of these cars can be saved, but the fact the 924 was so rotten, you fell through the sunroof, probably says not so... sadly, what a shame Rein didn't decide to do something sooner. 😥

  • SeanHancockPhotoFilm
    SeanHancockPhotoFilm 4 months ago

    Always loved your approach and the way you talk about cars Jonny since the Fifth Gear days. Really love this channel, keep up the excellent work.

  • Martin Thorn
    Martin Thorn 4 months ago

    Incredible that he knows the details of all the cars. I stuggle to remember the details of my two. Lovely episode Jonny.

  • remfanuk1970
    remfanuk1970 4 months ago

    absolutely amazing. so glad you took us along Jonny. and...what an interesting life the owner has good for a sofa chat.

  • A R
    A R 4 months ago

    So off the scale I really don't know what to say. I hope Rein gets good prices and can move on. The level of detail he retains is quite incredible (tarmac suspension here, upgraded brakes there.)

    POLARTECHED 4 months ago +2

    Thank you for making this video! Such amazing cars! I hope Rein get a sale on them, what an amazing man I bet his stories are amazing! This is the late brake show and I have just bought a 912 😂. That’s the next video.

  • curlybrownliz
    curlybrownliz 4 months ago +3

    I have to wish the new owners every success getting their purchases out of that plot of land. Extracting them will probably be as difficult as the restoration!

  • Marco Busch
    Marco Busch 4 months ago +1

    Dude what a great barn find and what a great history, unfortunately there is no part 2, which would be amazing. There is a history behind any barn find and it is as precious as the findings. Besides, its important to highlight that we have to respect other people property. What people did setting fire on that man garage is not excusable. Great show Jonny!

  • Doug Crabtree
    Doug Crabtree 4 months ago +8

    I love how only 17 years ago he was buying modified cars and having fun as an old bloke. What a legend. However I reckon that 912 has been sat there much longer than 15 years. more like 30, it's just calling for an electrified restoration.

    • Paul Scott
      Paul Scott 4 months ago +1

      I thought that, but I see it failed it’s last mot in 2007, that definitely needs saving🤔👍

  • Philip Mulville
    Philip Mulville 4 months ago

    I thoroughly enjoyed this episode. Yes, it’s about the cars, but it’s also about the people and their stories. Beautifully handled.👏

  • Mick McC
    Mick McC 4 months ago +4

    This is heartbreaking. Never mind the Porsches, look at those poor Mercs. Hope Rein gets the lot sold.

  • ChargeheadsUK
    ChargeheadsUK 4 months ago

    Wow! What an episode, sad really the state of some amazing cars. Guys seems really interesting. Great work Jonny 👌

  • FastAsFunk
    FastAsFunk 4 months ago +10

    A absolutely fascinating yet equally tragic story. Thanks for bringing it to us Jonny.

  • Bi Si
    Bi Si 3 months ago +1

    Wow - what an EPIC video and story, great that you’ve helped put a spotlight on such a great character

  • James M
    James M 4 months ago

    Really enjoyed this one Jonny. Sightly sad situation, but the 912 was still a thing of beauty

  • Ade  Burton
    Ade Burton 4 months ago

    Lovely chap and a really good video, it would be great to see them all restored and brilliant if you could follow their post sale stories🤞🏼🙏🏼

  • Squint and it's mint
    Squint and it's mint 4 months ago

    Wow, what an assortment of wonderful cars. I'm quite saddened by it all. Please keep in touch with the owner and update us on the relocation of all of these.

  • Brian Kay
    Brian Kay 4 months ago

    What an amazing collection ...
    Fascinating old boy with some great tales to tell ...
    Certainly has a great eye for cars ....

  • MrNurdiboy
    MrNurdiboy 4 months ago +3

    Wow, watched this one utterly gobsmacked. Love this kind of stuff, thank you Johnny 👍

  • William Dawson
    William Dawson 3 months ago

    I think this is one of best videos you have done, there are so many layers to it once you get over the wanton deterioration of man and property.
    Well done Jonny, it would be good to get a part two with some more stories from Rain.

  • Chris Elliott
    Chris Elliott 4 months ago +3

    Really interesting watch, really feel for the guy, I hope he has the strength to let them go and looses some shackles! Also, a lot of the comments here are moaning about it being a waste, a shame, selfish, down with hoarding, etc.... Well, shut up 😂 he can do what the hell he wants with his property, and if you want car as a plant pot, so be it. I've got a few cars and every single time someone says what as waste as I've not driven one for a year, without fail it comes from a place of jealousy, without fail!

  • Cornish Rider
    Cornish Rider 4 months ago

    Hell of a story! I'd clear coat the E30 shell and use it as a piece of art. Hope these cars all live on or donate to others.

  • george froudarakis
    george froudarakis 4 months ago +1

    would be nice to see the restoration on some of these cars :)

  • Gavin Tipton
    Gavin Tipton 4 months ago

    Great video like always, so sad to see all those cars rotting away like that 😢. And how can anybody Vandalise and burn such lovely cars 😢
    Just a quick one Jonny when will there be an update with The Allegro sleeper please 🙏

  • scrubscriber
    scrubscriber 4 months ago +10

    30 seconds in and we have “cardening”…vintage Jonny! Love it.

    • Stator
      Stator 4 months ago +2

      I was waiting for Monty Don to rock up with an mot fail Ford Orion and lend a hand..

  • pjlehtim
    pjlehtim 4 months ago +4

    Nice video once again!
    Would be fascinating to follow up with some of the cars that get sold what happens to them.

  • Harry Palmer
    Harry Palmer 4 months ago +1

    These videos make my day/week they are simply brilliant well done Jonny keep up the great work mate 👍🏼👌🏼

  • Pedro ElGordo
    Pedro ElGordo 4 months ago +1

    HI Jonny, hope you are well. It would be great to see these beauties in a few years when they've been restored, hopefully. Check out youtuber 'Mike's Restorations' to see his '67 911 restoration over several years - absolutely stunning. Thanks for sharing.

  • Jason Blair
    Jason Blair 4 months ago +1

    Great video as usual, but so sad about the vandalism though. Fingers crossed that some of the parts at least get rescued or one or two of the cars get restored.

  • Michel te Braake
    Michel te Braake 4 months ago

    And so there are still a lot of undiscovered gardens and barns that Jonny is allowed to reveal. I had such a Lancia Delta 1.3 here in the Netherlands.