Meet the Mathewsons

This charming, brand new series follow the Mathewsons - a dynasty of classic car auctioneers from picturesque North Yorkshire. The charismatic and friendly family hunt for rare vehicles to sell and they uncover some remarkable and heart-warming stories behind the cars as they do.

The Mathewsons
Derek - Founder & Owner of Mathewson’s

Derek - Founder & Owner of Mathewson’s

Q: What's Bangers & Cash about?

Derek: It's about our family auction business in a lovely part of Yorkshire and our passion for classic cars. Each car has a unique story to tell. It was the dad's car, the car you first bought as a teenager, the car you always wanted but never had the cash to buy - until now. Dave: The show is predominantly about re-homing classic vehicles from one eccentric's garage into another eccentric's garage...but wouldn't the world be a boring place without a small level of harmless insanity! Paul: I've not worked it out yet! Sarah: Finding new homes for classic vehicles, with a bit of craziness thrown in.

Paul – Trusted lieutenant and Derek’s son

Paul – Trusted lieutenant and Derek’s son

Q: What cars do you have on the show?

Derek: Loads of them! Every decade from the 1920s to the current one is in there somewhere! Fast Fords from the '80s, Jags, Rovers, a Cobra, Standards, a Bentley Continental, a Chevy Stepside, a Bond Bug - and yes it was orange! Popular classics like MGs and a Mini Cooper S, and some really rare ones, like a Jowett Javelin from Bradford. You never know what's going to turn up next. Oh, and don't forget the motorbikes - Royal Enfield, Gilera, DOT, I could go on - there are a lot

Dave - Trusted lieutenant and Derek’s son

Dave - Trusted lieutenant and Derek’s son

Q: Are you surprised at some of the money some of the cars in the show go for?

Paul: Absolutely - on both levels - the big numbers and the little numbers. Derek: Yes - some lower than expectations and some higher than we would have imagined. Sarah: No. Dave: When you've been involved in the industry for so long, it becomes the norm.

Sarah – Office Manager, family friend and not to be messed with!

Sarah – Office Manager, family friend and not to be messed with!

Q: How long have you worked at Mathewsons?

Paul: I turned down an apprenticeship at Peugeot and started straight from school in 1996. Dave: All my life! Full time since I left school in 1988. I had my own workshop when I was 13. Sarah: Two years and four months. Derek: I am Mathewsons! Since 1970.

Q: What are your favourite classic cars and do you own any?

Derek: Aston Martins and Bedford lorries. I've got a few - I daren't have a count up! Paul: I own a Mk1 Cortina and a Rover SD1. I've also got a TED20 grey Fergie Tractor. Dave: I own about 18 but my favourite is an Austin Healey 3000. I don't own one - yet! Sarah: Ford Mustangs, and not yet!

Charlie – General Helper (Paul’s son and Derek’s grandson)

Charlie – General Helper (Paul’s son and Derek’s grandson)

Q: What's it like having cameras follow you at work?

Derek: A bloody nuisance! No, in all seriousness, a lot more comfortable than we imagined but that's down to the production team. Paul: For the first few months, you're conscious of the cameras but now it's second nature. Sarah: Brilliant! Dave: After a while, you tend to forget their presence.

Q: And what's it like working with your family?

Derek: Challenging! Paul: Tricky! Dave: Life's a challenge... and then you work with your family!