From stripping and rebuilding complete cars to researching and finding parts for incomplete projects JDR are highly experienced in getting your car back to perfect condition. JDR has performed restorations and conversions on a varied selection of racecars and treasured road cars for customers, ranging from engine overhauls to full restoration. We offer years of craftsmanship and attention to detail in every project.
Why choose John Danby Racing to for your restoration project?
- Full or partial restoration
- Sourcing / manufacture of hard to find parts
- Conversion from Road to Rally/Race specification
- Hand built car kits; from roll-cage to rolling road
- Chassis fabrication and panelwork
- Period signwriting and customisation
- Professional, knowledgeable and courteous service
- HTP and homologation support
What we do
This period Lotus Elan was a full rebuild from chassis upwards incorporating a 26R period conversion. The made its debut at the Nurburgring in The Masters Race Series in 2010 and will go on to compete in various Historic Championships in 2011.
"With little experience and naturally headstrong, JDR brought on Oliver Stirling from a quick but inconsistent driver to two championships in Sports 2000 over a four year period at what we felt was a reasonable budget. The cars were well engineered as well as properly built, and John Danby’s influence helped Oliver to do the rest."
"As a driver who started racing in 1966 I’m well past my best, but still enjoy competing in a well prepared car and when possible getting a result. This has been possible in historic racing in both the Elite and the Elan, thanks to their speed and reliability and the JDR team’s ability to make rapid tactical changes during a two driver endurance event. The team is a very welcoming place, and I enjoy going racing with them almost regardless of where we finish up." - Nick Atkins
- Race Car Preparation
JDR have extensive expertise in racecar preparation and setup - the knowledge and resources to ensure maximum competitiveness at all levels of motorsport.
- Race Car Engineering
JDR specialise in bespoke projects from Panelwork and Chassis fabrication through to lightweight prototype parts for optimum performance.
- Vehicle Restoration
From stripping and rebuilding, to researching and finding parts for incomplete projects JDR are highly experienced in getting your car back to perfect condition.
- Historic Road and Rally
JDR's skills are not limited just to the racetrack or rally stage. As fellow car enthusiasts we offer a bespoke service for your treasured road or trackday car.
- Machining and Fabrication
JDR offers in-house bespoke engineering solutions - design, development and manufacture thanks to our CNC machine shop and solid modelling capabilities.