A FAMILY kit car business will be bringing some colour and flair to this year's Basingstoke Festival of Transport.

Ian Castle and his wife run Classic Coachworks, a business which supplies body kits, and transforms BMW Z3's into classic cars.

Having missed last year's Festival of Transport, the business will be back this year, in collaboration with the British Motor Show.

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"We'll have a decent stand at the festival this year, and will show off some of our cars including 'Magic Mike' which is a Nissan Micra which has been decorated by local graffiti artist 'Willow the Wispa', for our 'Bangers for Ben' charity project," Ian said.

"Our business started really small, we did it part-time before we got a new workshop in Silchester. A lot of people would ask for photos with our cars which we had lined up in the street."

The popular kit car business is very much a family effort, from workshop to website, members of Ian's family have played their part in one way or another.

"Our son Craig helped us with our social media and since then it has gone ballistic online. He helps us with a lot of online stuff.

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"We were given 'Magic Mike' by our nephew, and since then we've had him decorated by a local graffiti artist who painted some of the benches in town, and we will feature him at the festival on Sunday.

"Magic Mike will help us to raise funds for the mental health automotive charity 'Ben', and we can stick sponsorships on the cars for anyone who wants to get involved."

The Basingstoke Festival of Transport will take place in the War memorial Park on Sunday, May 19.

Readers can find out more about Classic Coachworks by clicking here classiccoachworks.org.

Those who wish to find out more about the charity Ben can click here ben.org.uk.

Anyone who wishes to find out more about the British Motor Show can click here thebritishmotorshow.live.