History Ken's Kars was the product of Ken Harmer's passion and keen hobby for restoring and driving vintage cars. Between the 1950s and 1960s, Ken and his father ran and owned the only 24-hour taxi company in Chipping Sodbury. The cars they used were 1930s Austins. Ken set up the car hire business in 1983 with his wife. At this point there were seven Austin 18s in the fleet; all restored and maintained by Ken. In 1988 Ken's son Roy added two American 'gangster' cars to the fleet. Ken's Kars has been lovingly passed along to his grandson Wayne who shares the same passion for vintage cars.