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.
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
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.
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!
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!