Meet Nick Grewal

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Auto collector, Enthusiast and Philanthropist

We meet a true hard-driving, born-to-run car guy, Sanbornton, New Hampshire’s Nick Grewal. Having recently returned from his run of one of the longest motoring events in existence today, the Peking to Paris race with his 1941 Packard Deluxe, Grewal is brimming with wonderful stories of his adventures. Grewal loves to drive cars, ride motorcycles, fly twin-engine aircraft, and captain an ocean-going vessel or two. Recently, he decided to hang up his wings and his sea legs and focus more on his collection of vehicles that run like the wind right down here on terra-firma. Grewal has a focused collection of automobiles and motorcycles—both race and road going—all with an extensive pedigree. He keeps them all at his 140-acre farm aptly named the Vintage Racing Stable, where he has converted two horse barns to accommodate most of his collection when they aren’t being used. Grewal says that he’s not interested in collecting cars and having them sit in a showroom. “I want them to be road ready and have the experience of driving them.” Among his collection are cars like a Lotus Climax 18 that Sterling Moss drove to a win at the Monaco Grand Prix and a 1964 Lotus 32 that Jim Clark drove to win the 1964 Formula 2 Championship. There’s also a 1936 Brough Superior 8 made by the English company more famous for its motorcycles that won at the Greenwich Concours d’Elegance two years ago, a 1959 Lotus raced by Colin Chapman and a 1965 DB Aston Martin, the so-called “James Bond car.” Another car that can’t go without mention is a 1932 Alta LeMans, a rare car that competed in the 1932 24 Hours of LeMans. It still has the original chassis and engine. There’s also a Jock Russell 1970 English Ford V8 that Grewal raced in a Sports Car Vintage Racing Association event at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in June of 2015. Grewal, who grew up in England, also has a large collection of cars he keeps near London, including a 1905 Buick that he drives in Bonham’s London to Brighton Veteran Car Run, a 60-mile race for cars built before 1906, which is the world’s oldest automotive motoring event.

Giving Back: The Vintage Racing Stable Charity Concours

Sunday, August 4 | 9:30am - 2:30pm | 200 March Rd, Sanbornton, New Hampshire

On Sunday, August 4th, the second annual Vintage Racing Stable Charity Concours will be held at Nick Grewal’s 140-acre farm at 200 March Road. More than 100 cars will be on display, with about 50 of them from Grewal’s extensive collection of vintage English race cars. Grewal hopes to raise more than $25,000 for the Boys and Girls Club with the event, which will feature eight classes of judging, ranging from pre-war and post-war foreign and domestic to vintage motorcycles and historic preservation of original features. “It’s a great cause to help kids and I’m happy to be a part of it,’’ Grewal said with a big smile.

Mesh New England will be there covering this event, and we look forward to seeing you there. Mark your calendars today! And, subscribe to Mesh New England today to read the full story in the Late Summer Issue.

Ashley Charlton