John modified, designed and built the cars in his garage with his friend John Raffo. The cars progressed through Modsports to special GT’s with a Cosworth BDG engined Lotus Europa culminating in building a single seat monoposto car which he won the National Championship with in 1987. 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 his racing activities until 2003 when he bought a 1976 Argo JM1 formula 3 car racing with his Historic Car Club and Classic Formula 3.
In 2006 John’s son, Tom, started racing and it quickly became apparent that even after one season of karting at the age of 15, Tom possessed a talent. In his first season of racing at 16, he won the competitive Pre 90 Formula Ford Championship setting new lap records and winning the Championship with 10 wins from 13 starts.