Classic Car Servicing, Storage and Care

About Us

Updated November 27, 2011

Bodge Engineering is a Knysna-based, family-run classic car servicing centre. Our focus is mainly on 1950s and 1960s British sports cars and bikes, but any marque is welcomed. Our specialities include performance tuning with engine, handling and brake upgrades, trouble-shooting, fitment of safety equipment (seatbelts, fire extinguishers etc.) and cosmetic detailing. We also offer personalised car care, including routine maintenance and servicing and both long and short term car storage. We are equipped to tackle any project from an annual service and tune-up to full engine/gearbox overhauls and beyond.

Our slightly unusual name stems from an old family joke - "If you can't fix it, Bodge it!" This motto, meant in the best possible way, is core to our standards - where every car is treated as if it is one of our own. Despite some weather assistance, a 3rd place in the 2010 Knysna Hillclimb Historics Class with our roadgoing MGC shows that we take vehicle performance pretty seriously. Only the best will do!

We are excited to announce that we are now the official South Africa distributors of J. F. Stanley and Co. car and motorbike covers, better known as Auto-Pyjama®, Auto-Storm®, Auto-Transport® and Permabag®. These covers offer the ultimate protection against dust, scratches, air pollution and condensation for vehicles in storage. More details can be found on our Products page.

Bodge Engineering also imports the full range of CarboTech high performance ceramic based brake pads. The provide a much improved brake feel, with stronger initial bite. Panther+® pads are fade resistant and are a direct upgrade for most brakes, with no further modifications necessary. They are available for most applications, from road to full race.

In summary, we offer the full spectrum of maintenance, repairs and specialist services to classic car and motorcycle owners.