Motor sport is the pinnacle of our passion. John Bradshaw started on his racing journey in the late 70’s racing a modified Lotus Elan and Europa in the national Modsports Championship.
John modified, designed and built the cars in his garage culminating in building a single seater racing car in which he won the National Monoposto Championship with in 1987. Off the back of this success Road and Race Restorations Ltd was formed in 1988 to answer requests from fellow competition to prepare and set up their cars.
Developing the business into restoring classics curtailed racing activities somewhat until 2003 when he bought a 1976 Argo JM1 formula 3 car racing with his Historic Car Club and Classic Formula 3.
Since then, both John and Tom have dovetailed their passion for repairing and restoring cars with motorsport.
After winning the Formula Ford NW Championship in 2006 aged 16, Tom went on to compete in Formula Palmer Audi, there Tom scored the most wins of any driver in the history of the series. In 2008 Tom finished collage and worked in the family business alongside making a name for himself within the professional echelons of the sport. A fantastic break saw Tom selected as Porsche GB’s first ever junior driver in 2009 competing in the Carrera Cup, regularly running in the top 3 of the professional class for a season and a half.
Budget constraints hampered progress a little from there on in, but he’s still been lucky enough to continue racing some fantastic machinery for different manufactures and teams. Winning and scoring brilliant results in a number of different series.
More recently Tom has Raced for Porsche GB’s Classic racing team in their 2.0ltr 911 alongside Richard Attwood and Derek Bell, as well as winning the Silverstone Classic and the European Historic Masters Sports Car Championship in the Road and Race run Chevron B19.