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Welcome to John Danby Racing

JDR was founded in 2002 and quickly established itself as a leading race team and engineering organisation. From our impressive facility in Colchester, Essex, JDR has prepared, run and won with cars in a variety of national and international events such as the Silverstone Classic, Goodwood, Masters Historic Racing, Group C and Historic F1 to name a few. Indeed JDR has been awarded the Masters Historic Racing Team of The Year to add to its on track successes. JDR is proud to be a leading force in the Historic Motorsport scene and always welcomes new clients to the JDR family.


With a depth of engineering knowledge JDR specialises in bespoke engineering projects ranging from modern to historic vehicle builds, to component design, development and manufacture.

Race Car Preparation & Support

JDR have extensive expertise in racecar preparation and setup for maximum competitiveness at all levels of motorsport. We can also provide driver management and coaching programs for all round improvement.

Racecar Restoration

From stripping and rebuilding to sourcing or making parts for incomplete projects, we can restore your car back to period specification.

Historic Road and Rally

As fellow car enthusiasts we offer a bespoke service for your treasured road or trackday car. Specialist servicing, restoration, event support – we can be of assistance.

Machining and Fabrication

JDR offers in-house bespoke engineering solutions for design, development and manufacture.