A DRIVING instructor is “disappeared” after Storm Eunice caused “hundreds of thousands of pounds in damage” to her vintage car collection.
Ewen Sergison explains that some of the engines crushed by his shed in wild 100 mph winds are worth up to £350,000 each.
The 46-year-old racing engineer, who also works as a high-speed driving instructor, said the damage to his collection was “quite severe”.
The impressive array of vehicles located at his country home in Darlton, Notts, includes an Aston Martin Vantage and a 1968 Mini Marcos – a gift from Ewen’s mother when he was 14 years old.
Ewen uses these cars for international races, as well as places some of her clients’ cars there.
“We’ve only been home for about half an hour,” he said.
“We have dogs in the house and I told my partner that I think
a brick will come off.
“Immediately one person did and then the whole yard was just filled with
dust. The roof and walls of the building had collapsed. “
The 46-year-old told how his partner “went crazy” when the warehouse where the cars were dropped was engulfed in a cloud of dust and debris.
“My first thought was ‘are there any employees in the building,'” he said.
“So when I saw there wasn’t and everyone was fine, it was a huge relief.
“I’ve got a client’s car there as well as my own – one of which is
worth more than £350,000. Thankfully there was only minor damage to
“Hundreds of thousands of pounds of damage has been done. It
pretty brutal. “
Work is currently underway on the farm to try to fix the damage and make sure
The cars suffered no further damage.
And just hours earlier, Ewen had boarded a flight back to the UK, landing at Gatwick Airport in a deadly storm.
Ewen says: “I drive Formula One cars for a living and I have
Never been so scared in my life.
“I’m not religious but I even started praying for us to achieve
safe grounding. “
https://www.thesun.ie/motors/8397268/my-beloved-classic-cars-crushed-storm-eunice/ My favorite vintage car collection worth £350,000 each was destroyed when Cyclone Eunice flattened my barn