Steve Harris & Brenda Notley became an item in 1966 after
meeting at Downton School in 1963. Steve Harris started as an
apprentice at Downton Engineering Works under the watchful eye of
Daniel Richmond. In 1971 Steve joined forces with George Toth &
Richard Longman to form the company Richard Longman & Co. Steve
stayed with the company until 1975 when he was asked by Bunty Richmond
to return to run the workshops at Downton Engineering after Danielís
death. Downton Engineering work was at a very low point and after 6
months Bunty Richmond decided to call it a day, so at this point Steve
Harris formed his own business - Steve Harris Engineering .
In March 1976 Steve & Brenda were married and Steve had
his workshop just outside of Fordingbridge at Sandleheath. September
1978 moved the business to larger premises in Cranborne. 1992 Brenda
started her business of BJ Autobits alongside Steve in Cranborne. In
2004 both of the businesses again moved to a larger site just outside
of Cranborne at Nine Yews and enjoy the most wonderful spot to do their
work in and accommodate all their many customers.
Steve Harris has a well equipped machine shop / workshop
& rolling road & has had many personal successes & heís
well respected in the competition world along with the success of many
of his customers, some who have been with him since the beginning and
are still WINNING ! Brenda runs a friendly & efficient well stocked
& computerised shop with over 3000 different lines.
Brenda retired in 2011 & closed
BJ Autobits now dedicating time to home life & caring for her parents &
our daughter. We are both involved with the DEWS Club Steve as Chairman ,
Brenda as Secretary also co-ordinators of the Wiltshire region of the MCR Club .
2012 saw Harris Motorsport take a change of direction &
moving from the Nine Yews workshop now concentrating on Bespoke Engineering
Services within the Automotive, Marine & Agricultural Industry . Keen to promote
Car Clubs , Motorsport & Outside Activities.
For pictures from our past events, see 2007, 2005
Future details of all DEWS events, can be found at: www.dewsc.org.uk