Amand, who has taught at New City College for over 22 years – starting at Tower Hamlets College and now based at Ardleigh Green campus – has become a firm favourite on the TV show, which is like a classic car version of popular BBC hit The Repair Shop.
His cool and calm persona has delighted the TV audience as much as the classic car owners who sought his advice on the programme.
Series Producer Paul Windle said: “New City College is very lucky to have such a wonderful and talented man delivering lessons to your students. We’re thrilled to have him as one of our key experts on the show. Watching him work his magic on these classic cars and making the owners so happy is heart-warming.
“Amand brings with him an encyclopaedic knowledge of cars, a true passion and a wealth of experience for all things motoring and engineering. These skills and his dedication embody the ethos of the series and he’s a fabulous person to have on the team. With his patience, humour and calming nature, he is the perfect guide to help the classic owners get to the bottom of their motoring problems.”
The multi-talented tutor, who also plays numerous musical instruments, fell into motor vehicle teaching after studying the PGCE qualification at Tower Hamlets. He began teaching sound recording and then music technology classes before his passion for motor vehicles took him to the workshop and he has not looked back since.