Fuzz Townshend is a classic car restorer, mechanic and director of classic vehicle restoration workshop, Townshend and Tassel Classics Ltd. He is also an automotive journalist, TV presenter, drummer, music producer and songwriter.
Townshend and Tassel Classics Ltd has a well-established reputation for high-quality classic car restoration and recommissioning and it is also the home of TV show ‘Car SOS’.
Fuzz has presented Car SOS for many years, with his eye for detail and high-quality restoration, he has gained a worldwide reputation for his vehicle and engineering endeavours. He has a passion for all things transport related and as well as his passion for classic cars, he possesses an unhealthily deep knowledge of buses and other forms of public and goods transport.
His tenure as technical editor of Bauer Media’s top-selling Practical Classics magazine saw the publication undertaking its furthest reaching restorations and technical features, helping it to regain its number 1 selling position among classic car magazines in the UK. An ability to explain complex processes in simple terms helped lead to his success in television.
He continues to write for classic car magazines and newspapers as a freelance journalist and comperes live automotive events, as well as hosting many award events and undertaking public speaking engagements.
Fuzz also acts as a brand ambassador in the classic automotive sector.
In addition, Fuzz leads a double life, as a drummer for some of the UK’s best loved bands and has played live and in the studio for The Beat, The Wonder Stuff, Pop Will Eat Itself, Bentley Rhythm Ace, as well as session playing for the likes of EMF, Fuzzbox, Lovers Electric and many others.
His self-penned solo musical output in the UK and USA has seen his material picked as single of the week twice, on BBC’s Radio 1, as well as featuring in many TV shows, including Spaced, Sex and the City, Jackass, Malcolm in the Middle, Queer as Folk (US and UK) and the US version of Trigger Happy TV.
Solo albums: ‘Far In’ 1999 / 2001 – Fruition / Stinky Records
‘Fuzz Townshend’ – Stinky Records
The Beat – ‘Bounce’ – 2017
The Wonder Stuff – ‘Oh No – It’s The Wonder Stuff’ – 2014