About us

Big Sky Classic Car Hire

Hello – we’re Chris and Tina. We moved to Suffolk some 20 years ago from south-west London where our previous careers were based around the travel, exhibition and hospitality industries in the UK, Europe, Africa and North America.

We chose Framlingham because of it’s ideal location for access to the Suffolk coast but also to the Norfolk Broads and Norwich (school catchment areas also had a small part to play in the decision!).

Why Big Sky? Sometimes as you drive around in East Anglia you can see the most amazing cloud formations that seem to go on forever. In the US some states put tag lines on their number plates and we remembered that Montana’s is Big Sky Country: it really lives up to its name and if you ever get a chance to go there – do so; it has the most stunning scenery and completely deserted roads!

 

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The neighbouring state of Idaho has not been quite so imaginative!

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Pertinent to this business Chris has considerable experience of vehicle fleet management, maintenance and repair from working for 10 years in the overland travel business (running 12 and 14 week trips across Africa and to Kathmandu). This was followed by 6 years as the Operations Manager for a camper van operator based in Los Angeles (where his car was a Stromberged TR6) running a fleet over 100 minibuses.

Tina’s career (once she’d finished travelling and working ski seasons) initially involved running national and international exhibitions in major venues such as Earls Court and the NEC for Blenheim Exhibitions plc. Since those London based days she has moved on and has worked in a marketing capacity for a number of local companies including the Suffolk County Show where she was Marketing Manager.

We have recently acquired and renovated a smallholding called Boundary Farm which is located in Saxtead some 2 miles from Framlingham. Please visit www.boundaryfarmcottages.co.uk for details of the superb holiday homes and romantic ‘glamping’ available for this coming summer.

We pride ourselves on our personal service, attention to detail and the quality of our vehicle presentation – just visit our Trip Advisor profile –  and management systems. If you’re heading our way we’d be delighted to hear from you.