Rob Campbell’s Racing Restorations began life in club racing. As a teenager, Rob Campbell was building Renault 5 TS racers and restoring Group B 5 Turbo 1 and 2 models.
From there, Rob moved into Alpine A110, A310 and GTA cars, finishing on the 610 Le Mans. A spell in GT Racing with local heroes Harrier Cars, which then became Sintura, followed. Sintura was a full carbon chassis, engineered by Lola with the Judd V10 engine. Working with Lola was interesting, and Rob later worked on shell fabrication with the Misubishi Ralliart team, before sliding into Ford Escort and Focus WRC cars with Dennis Osborne Motorsport.
Returning to work for himself, Rob started Racing Restorations in the late 1990s, quickly picking up work on Ford GT40 and Connaught racing cars. Thanks to great referrals from satisfied customers, other jobs followed: suspension rebuild on an ERA, a crash damaged Maserati and pre-war Bentley to straighten out.
Between major rebuilds, Rob kept busy with rally car damage repairs and roll cage installations. Vintage race cars remained a passion and Rob worked on some of the UK’s best known historic race collections.
Today, historic racing car restoration, alterations and repairs form the main part of Racing Restorations work. See our Allard J2 restoration/rebuild page for an example of the work we do.
Racing Restorations also engineers custom engine and transmission installations, such as the Corvette engine into Westfield/Caterham seen here, or the Jaguar V8 into AC Cobra kit car done for a UK specialist last year. We do every aspect of the install: gearbox mating, exhaust, cooling and bodywork. We are just finishing a small block Chevrolet into Mitsubishi pickup – one of the toughest jobs so far. Such jobs are highly effective at honing craftsmanship and lateral thinking.
We also make custom fuel tanks – one just finished for a Cooper Formula 1 car – and radiators. We have just repaired the aluminium nose of a classic pre-war Alfa GP car, and are about to start a full rebuild on a Chevron.
No job is too big and few jobs are too small! It only takes a phone call to find out, so contact us now.
Here’s a gallery of some project work from the last twelve months.