About Us

Who we are.

Our History

S&M Classics is owned by Mat and Sarah. Having worked for Racetorations for 12 years, Mat decided to set up S&M Classics this year with his partner Sarah, a CIMA qualified accountant and ICSA qualified Company Secretary. Hence S&M… Sarah & Mat, nothing dodgy but it does attract many humorous comments!!

With the knowledge and hands on experience of this working on this sporting marque sadly diminishing, Mat has a built up a credible wealth of knowledge and a real love of these cars with over 12 years working experience restoring these majestic vehicles.

Mat is well known for his expertise and specialism in engine, differential and gearbox builds, rebuilds and modifications, however he has restored the full range of Triumph cars from full restoration to part restoration to race preparation.

Outside of Triumph

In addition to all things Triumph, Mat has worked on many other classic marques including:

  • 1930’s Bently – Full Restoration
  • 1930’s Atalanta – Full Restoration (only 28 of these cars were made and only 8 believed to be in existence of which Mat has worked on 2 building both engines.)
  • 1950’s Alvis – Engine Rebuilds

National Scrutineer

As a national ‘A’ scrutineer Mat was the youngest qualified scrutineer in the country at the time scrutineering for HSCC and 750 Motor Club.

Mat has been to all these races and been immersed in classic cars all his life following in his father, Dallas Smith’s footsteps and being trained by a legend in the racing community.

Mat is now chief scrutineer for the 750 motor club and has deputised for Dallas in HSCC. Given this pedigree, Mat is well positioned to take your classic car to race category with experience of race modifications, upgrades and performance enhancements having built many racing engines for Triumphs, Ford Crossflow, Ford Kent, Ford V8, Rover V8, Radicals, Single seater race cars, Sports Racing cars.

Our Ethos

Mat prides himself in his ability to restore or modify any car/engine or part thereof. From a standard restoration to an uprated performance model, he has the experience, capability and knowledge to deliver a quality service and product.


Our S&M Motto