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Crowds flock to busiest open day yet

Now a firm fixture in the Yorkshire summer calendar, last weekend saw Twisted and Defender fans flock from across the UK and beyond to see the iconic vehicles and all that Twisted had to offer …

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Crowds flock to busiest open day yet

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Twisted founder highly commended in prestigious awards scheme

Twisted Automotive founder and managing director Charles Fawcett has been highly commended for his work at this year’s regional Institute of Directors Awards. Fawcett was nominated in the Innovation category for Director of the Year...

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Twisted director receives nomination for prestigious Directors’ award

Twisted Automotive founder and managing director Charles Fawcett has been nominated for a prestigious Institute of Directors Award. Shortlisted in the Innovation category for Director of the Year in the Yorkshire & North East region, the...

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Read Online: Issue III of the Twisted Newspaper

Tour de Yorkshire, the Monaco twins, new divisions within the Twisted group, issue III is packed with plenty of new and exciting news. Grab a brew and enjoy reading it online by clicking on the...

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Senior roles created at Twisted as business continues to expand

As well as being busy re-engineering the Defender and developing new products, Twisted has been also been building the business’s internal structures to better underpin its growth ambitions. Founder Charles Fawcett has brought on board...

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Twisted ambassador breaks world cycling record

Twisted ambassador and extreme adventurer, Sean Conway, has smashed a world record this week, becoming the fastest person to cross Europe on a bicycle. Sean’s incredible efforts saw him finish in a time of 24...

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Twisted announces expansion with launch of Coach-works division

  Twisted Automotive has launched a dedicated Coach-works sector, following a £100,000 investment by the business. The move comes as Twisted seeks to expand its Thirsk-based operations, with further announcements outlining the business’s plans for...

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Twisted earns Top Marques in Monaco

April saw a Twisted trip to Monaco for the annual Top Marques event. Top Marques brings together the finest collection of automotive, watch and jewellery brands and is held at the Grimaldi Forum in the heart...

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Sir Gary Verity welcomes Twisted to Y 30

Twisted recently announced that we have become a part of the Y 30, and we’ve been featured on the Welcome to Yorkshire website. The article examines the business’s history and recent success. The Y 30...

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Twisted rallies support for Indian school

Recently, we have been working in collaboration with Yorkshire-based musician and artist, Ian Scott Massie, to support a school in India. The Karkeri School in Rajasthan, India, located in the North West of the country...

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You’re invited to Twisted’s 2018 Open Day

Twisted Automotive is throwing open its doors to the public on Saturday 16th June and everyone is invited!   The 2018 Open Day will give Defender and Twisted fans an exclusive insight into what goes...

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Twisted founder named among county’s brightest entrepreneurs

Twisted’s founder and managing director, Charles Fawcett, has been named on the prestigious 42 under 42 list, compiled by the Yorkshire Business Insider. The list profiles the region’s top business leaders and entrepreneurs under 42...

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Read Online: Issue II of the Twisted Newspaper:

Twisted. Issue II. Spring 2018. From all at Team Twisted, if you can’t call in to pick up your copy at our HQ, then this is the place to read all about what’s been going...

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PRESS: T3 test a Classic

In November, we lent a vehicle to T3 magazine and these are their thoughts:

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Read Issue 1 of our Newspaper here:

Twisted. Issue 1. Winter 2017. From all at Team Twisted, if you can’t call in to pick up your copy at our HQ, then this is the place to read all about what’s been going...

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Twisted appoint new Project Manager

Following several new additions to the team in 2017, Twisted Automotive has once again re-invested in the growth of the business with the appointment of a new Project Manager. Having gained four years of experience...

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Customer Car : In for a pit stop

Surprisingly, there isn’t too many similarities between a Twisted Defender and Red bull Racing 2017 RB13 Formula 1 Car. Designed in partnership with Alcon® these Twisted® brake callipers have been specially engineered to give exceptional...

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North Atlantic Road Trip 2017 – The journey of a lifetime!

Just a few short weeks into starting his new role as Twisted Automotive’s new Marketing Co-ordinator, James Ayre was invited to take part in the North Atlantic Road Trip, a five-day drive from Copenhagen, Denmark,...

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Access all areas for Twisted Open Day

We were excited to recently throw open our doors to customers and enthusiasts for the third annual Twisted® summer open day. With the Yorkshire sun shining down on us, we welcomed over 200 people onto...

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Twisted to showcase stunning range at Goodwood Revival

We’re excited to be showcasing some of our stunning Land Rover® Defender® vehicles at this week’s Goodwood Revival festival. The range on show will include the magnificent Bahama Gold retro vehicle, ‘Colonel Mustard’, that belongs...

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Twisted does Defender Jam

Defender Jam was the inaugural running for what I can already say will grow into a major event on the Scottish Defender enthusiast calendar. We had been in contact with Martyn the organiser through instagram...

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Sean Conway and Colonel Mustard take on The Highlands

A Bahama Gold Twisted 110, a world-record-holding adventure enthusiast, miles of beautiful highland scenery and a drone, contribute to a thrilling trip north of the border. North Yorkshire to Glasgow was the first part of the journey....

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Twisted Field Sports Cabinet

Exclusive Field Sports Cabinet Available   Twisted Automotive has commissioned two solid oak field sport storage cabinets, to fit the Defender 90 and 110 Utility models.   This exquisite unit is built locally in North Yorkshire...

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Goodwood Festival of Speed

  We were so excited to be at the 2017 Goodwood Festival of Speed this past weekend, where we showcased our new range of Classic Twisted vehicles. Since its establishment in 1993, Goodwood has developed...

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Twisted® reveal new classic range

Ever since we bought the last of the Defender® line we’ve been busy working out how to best protect their heritage and keep their spirit going for generations to come – and the Classic Twisted...

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Ten years! Where did that go…?

It’s March 2007 and I had managed to secure four of the very last TD5 90 County Hard tops from Farnell Land Rover® in the centre of Leeds. I called Lombard, arranged some finance and...

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The Build of a Colonel

It was back in mid 2016 when we first had contact from Sean Conway via an Instagram message to Charlie, our MD and owner, saying how much he loved the work we do. Knowing Sean...

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Goodwood Members’ Meeting – A Round Up

The Members’ Meeting is always a great show to attend, for anyone who loves their classic cars this is the one to be seen at, and with the Defender quickly becoming an icon it made...

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Defender – A Year On…

Charles Fawcett – Twisted Automotive I was asked the other day, how business has been since the end of Defender production? I think we all believed that, in a sense, Armageddon was coming – The...

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Back to the Land Rover Roots

The Defender is a classic but without the love of the Series One it might have been a different story! We invited some of the local Land Rover Series One Owners Club to come and...

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Together We’re Stronger

As everyone knows Twisted was set up in 2001 to create the best Defenders in the world and, even if we say so ourselves, we think we’re doing a pretty good job at that! What...

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Surf’s Up!

Whether you surf alone, with a friend or have to be part of a pack in front of a crowd, you are part of a community that exists in a tiny proportion of sports. Surfing...

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A trip back in time… Goodwood Revival 2016

It’s that time of year again when the Twisted team make the Pilgrimage to the most prestigious classic car gathering in the country – Goodwood Revival. So after a busy week prior with the Twisted...

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2016 Twisted Open Day

The week running up to our open day wasn’t the best… The rain was pouring and the breeze was chilly. Not the best combination for an outdoor open day, never the less we continued the...

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Great Yorkshire Show 2016

The Great Yorkshire Show is a prestigious local agricultural event in Harrogate but it’s not just farming and showing animals, there’s everything there that you could possibly think of, from banks to fashion, tractors to...

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VIDEO: Building a Twisted Defender by Mr Porter

Mr Porter is a hugely successful clothing brand, retailing across the world and when they asked to come up and create a mini film at Twisted, of course yes was the answer! The phone call...

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PRESS: GQ Magazine: THE TWISTED LAND ROVER DEFENDER HAS 430BHP AND YOU WANT ONE

GQ Magazine writer Matt Jones, took the Twisted V8 for a spin. Read his initial reactions here

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PRESS: First Drive: Twisted Defender 110 T60

Press Association Motoring Editor Matt Joy gives a thorough insight into the Twisted T60 Read More HERE

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VIDEO: A Twisted Defender on the production line at Solihull

Watch as the bulkhead is fitted to the chassis of one of our last new Land Rover Defenders.

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PRESS: Lux Worldwide Article

‘The definitive guide to luxury’ takes a look at the refined Defender. “Specialists in redesigning the Defender in order to exceed expectations and be the best car it can be, Twisted Automotive take the original...

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PRESS: GENTLEMAN’S JOURNAL

Rory Smith takes a look at Twisted and discusses Keeping the Defender Dream Alive.

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VIDEO: TWISTED SHOOT – BEHIND THE SCENES

Take a look behind the scenes at the Twisted photo shoot video, where fashion meets automotive.

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VIDEO: CHARLES CHATS TO REUTERS

Charles answers the question on everyone’s lips, “What will Twisted do when Land Rover ceases production of the Defender?” Watch the video here…

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PRESS: Living North Feature

A no holds barred discussion with Charles Fawcett on the Twisted values, “…Pimping and blinging are words that are actually banned in this office.” – See more here.

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PRESS: BUSINESS QUARTER

Business Quarter asks Charles Fawcett what’s going to happen to Twisted when Land Rover Defender production ceases. “Described by its owner as ‘possibly the saddest and most exciting time for Twisted and the Land Rover...

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PRESS: AUTOBLOG FEATURE

Chris Bruce takes a look at the Xcar Twisted video. “Rows of bays are now lined with Land Rovers going through the upgrade process and more examples are on display outside.” Xcar shows off Twisted’s...

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PRESS: YORK PRESS FEATURE

York Press reports on Twisted’s £7m investment in new vehicles. “The investment follows an upsurge in overseas demand for Twisted’s take on the Land Rover Defender, having received inquiries from 18 countries as fans of the vehicle...

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PRESS: THE BUSINESS DESK

The Business Desk reports on Twisted’s large scale investment. Charles Fawcett, managing director of Twisted, said: “Our new range has attracted a great deal of interest from around the world and our order book is...

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PRESS: BUSINESS QUARTER

The Business Quarter interviews Charles Fawcett to learn more about Twisted. “From humble beginnings in the muddy fields of North Yorkshire, Twisted Defender is fast becoming a global phenomenon with Hollywood A-listers, princesses and kings...

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PRESS: CHRIS EVANS REVIEWS T80 110 XS

Chris Evans reviewed the Twisted T80 110 XS  for the Daily Mail and gave it a well deserved 5 out of 5 stars. Not only did Chris enjoy the test drive he now has a...

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PRESS: CHRIS KNAPMAN TELEGRAPH REVIEW

Twisted received 4 out of 5 stars from Chris Knapman, the Telegraph Media Group’s Contributing Editor for motoring. Chris is pleasantly surprised after a test drive in our Twisted Defender read the full article here…...

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PRESS: AUTOCAR REVIEW

Autocar’s first drive review of the Twisted 110 Utility 3.2 Ultimate. “A bigger diesel could conceivably have ruined the Defender, but Twisted’s five-pot prototype proves a likeable Shire horse.” “Not only does this cleave the standard...

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TWISTED LAUNCHES CRUISE CONTROL FOR MILE-MUNCHING DEFENDERS

Inevitably, cruise control had barely established itself as the must-have option on vehicles in the USA when one of the manufacturers was hit with a writ: some bloke had picked up his Winnebago, settled onto...

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PRESS: AUTO EXPRESS REVIEW

The Twisted P10 gets reviewed in a group test with the Mercedes G-Class. “Want a car that’s equal parts tradition and bling? Then the Twisted is for you. It can be extensively personalised, but still has...

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