Road and Race Restorations Ltd in Manchester is run by John Bradshaw. The company was formed in 1988 to provide funds to continue John's success in racing. His racing exploits started in modified sports cars, culminating in building and racing a single-seater car which won a national championship in 1987. However, the business and starting a family curtailed any future plans, and all his attentions turned to building the company and rebuilding / setting up race cars. This led to a contract for Central TV to build all the cars for the ITV Chancer series.
From there, it progressed to restoring international concourse winning classic cars. However, with the downturn in classic values they turned their attention to repairing accident damaged modern prestige vehicles, attaining Mercedes approval in 1997, VW Audi approval in 2007, and Porsche centre approved body repairer status in early 2008. It seemed an obvious move to combine the skills developed in its formative years to fill the requirement for excellent service and high quality in the modern body repair market.
2012 saw the magnificent achievement of Road and Race becoming Medium Bodyshop of the year 2012, it has brought great pride for all at Road and Race. The whole team feel their hard work has paid off wonderfully. As there were over 100 applicants the competition was fierce, so we are extremely proud of this achievement, which highlights the quality of our hard working team.
Educated at Bury Grammar School and studied engineering at Manchester. John initially worked in the mechanical engraving industry, running an engraving company up to 1994. Flexo Engraving and Road and Race worked out of Unit 9 from 1988 to 1994, when Road and Race took over the whole building. His passion for designing and building racing cars led him to win a national single-seater championship in 1987. He has directed Road and Race through periods of change and is looking forward to the next chapter in the expansion of Road and Race Restorations Ltd.
Estimator Warranty Advisor
Tom is our warranty advisor and estimator. Tom joined Road and Race in 2007 and dovetails this role by pursuing his passion for motorsport, racing around the UK and Europe in the European Speed Series which supports the Le Mans series and other formulas.
Meet Dave Yeoman, Body Shop Manager. He has been in the trade for 31 years. He started as a panel beater's apprentice, rising through the ranks to become Road and Race body shop manager in 1999. He is fully conversant with the protocols associated with the manufacturers we have approval for and regularly attends management training courses with our manufacturer partners, keeping him abreast of all changes and developments.
Dave has worked at Road and Race for 3 Years. The experience he brings to Road and Race is proving to be invaluable in taking the company forward.
Estimator & Parts Advisor
Josh joined Road and Race in 2012 and is working alongside Tom Bradshaw in the estimating department. Josh also manages the parts department
Beverly has worked for Road and Race for 17 years. She is fully conversant with the Sage accounts programme and with our bodyshop management system. She leads up our administration team, organises the running of the workshop and generally ensures a trouble-free experience for the customer. She’s a lynchpin of our organisation and a well-respected member of the team.
Customer Service Advisor Marketing
Holly is primarily customer facing but her role has grown rapidly to encompass all our marketing and customer liaison needs. She is responsible for keeping our customers informed on the progress of their car, organising the collection and deliveries, and helping with any questions Road and Race customers may have.
Road and Race Restorations Ltd are more than meets the eye when it comes to garage / car mechanics serving North West England. Bring your problem car in for our team to cast our expert eye over. Call us or drop us an email via our contact us page.