Growing up near Southampton in the 1980s, Richard Kitchen became obsessed by all things automotive. A love of TVRs turned into a business when he took over the running of Southways Automotive Ltd in 2012, which is now a renowned classic TVR specialist. The father of three boys, and husband to a long-suffering wife, Richard has restored, or had a hand in the body-off chassis restorations of many TVRs over the past few years. He has owned one of the last TVR S1s produced since 2013, and previously owned a Chimaera 400. He has also contributed short articles to Practical Classics and Citroënian magazines.