English Car Company plants flag in Agoura Hills

Customers receive royal treatment with monthly tea and demonstration event
MAXI SHOWROOM FOR MINI CARS— Jaguars and other British gems on display inside the new English Car Company showroom in Agoura Hills. Courtesy Photo

MAXI SHOWROOM FOR MINI CARS— Jaguars and other British gems on display inside the new English Car Company showroom in Agoura Hills. Courtesy Photo

British car enthusiasts in Southern California have a new place to meet and compare notes about their machines with the recent opening of the English Car Company in Agoura Hills.

The new facility at 28714 Canwood St. showcases a collection of British motorcars, including entries from Jaguar, Mini Cooper, McLaren, MG and Lotus.

The facility’s retail store sells car care products, clothing, books, videos, fine art, posters, memorabilia and other automotive accessories.

A central hub for British car enthusiasts in Southern California, the English Car Company offers unique merchandise for international racing fans and sports car owners alike.

“We specialize in premium quality accessories and detailing products,” said Michael Axon, company founder and chief executive. “We’ll also feature weekly products, in limited numbers only available through the English Car Company.”

In addition, the company website, theenglishcar.com, provides an online community for British car enthusiasts, with a goods and services reference forum as well as a calendar of events.

The site includes videos, editorial essays and reports as well as blogs by automotive journalists.

On June 3, the company hosted a “Great British Automobile Meet,” a family event with a display of current and historic British sedans and sports cars, as well as complimentary tea and biscuits for guests.

A similar gathering will be held on the first Sunday of each month from 9:30 a.m. to noon.

“This gathering is designed to be a hands-on experience, from car detailing demonstrations to learning the proper English way to dunk biscuits in your tea,” Axon said.