Brooklands Motor Company Group was founded in 1989 by Steve Gray, located in the Brabham Racing Team Buildings in Byfleet. With a background as a panel beater on front running Mercedes touring cars, he was used to the fast paced workshop environment with quality being the critical factor. It was no surprise that the business gained traction and had famous racing cobras passing through the doors from the off.
Steve’s passion for the Cobra became a reality when he purchased a 427 Cobra from the AC factory in Weybridge in 1998. He went on to campaign the successfully in the Intermarque Championship.
Brooklands Motor Company Group continued to perform outstanding works specializing in British aluminum ‘superleggera’ of Aston Martin’s of the David Brown era and AC’s. The AC factory was coming to a close and they aided the completion of many continuation Cobras. In 2007 after many historical significant AC motor cars had passed through their doors, Steve decided to pursue the AC brand, forming AC Heritage in 2007 as a subsidiary of Brooklands Motor Company Group. In 2012, they moved to the historic motor circuit of Brooklands in the Member's Hill Restaurant buildings, home to many AC motoring records and the birthplace of motorsport.
Steve’s son Charlie joined the firm after leaving college in 2015 and has specialised in their sales department and workshop management. With the acquisition of more highly skilled AC craftsmen, they continued to set the industry standard when it came to the in-house restoration of AC motorcars from all eras. Vintage, Post War and Autokraft. They continue to manufacture and repair motorcars on original tooling from the AC Thames Ditton and Autokraft, whilst referencing our full catalogue factory drawings.
ADR Engineering is a specialist car engineering company focussing on the restoration of classic cars and the manufacture of high performance race cars. Based in Wokingham, Berkshire, ADR has its roots in an engineering business founded in the early 1950’s supplying Motorsport and non-motorsport companies with specialised, bespoke components. However it was not until 2001 that we produced the prototype of their first complete racing car, the ADR Sports 1000.
They had hardly gone into production of the Sport 2 when interest from partners in both the USA and France caused them to raise the bar higher. The burgeoning SCCA C-Sport category in America led us to design an evolution of the Sport 2 which would have FIA and SCCA approval and bring options to drivers around the world to compete in endurance, sprint, bike-engines or automotive power. This car is the ADR3 and they currently offer four versions of this model.
In 2012 ADR Engineering expanded into the classic car conversion and restoration markets, which has since proven to be a rapidly expanding market. Focussing on the classic Jaguars such as the MK2, XK and E-Types they offer a first class service for the connoisseur that enjoys a nostalgic car with modern performance.
As well as Jaguars, they work on all types of other classic cars including models such as the 1960's Mini, Ford GT40 Mustangs, Ferrari P4's and Lamborghini race cars.
AK Sportscars Ltd was established in the mid 1980s and specialises in the manufacture of a replica, the AK 427, the design of which is based on an iconic 1960s two seater sports car. The name AK comes from the initials of the two founders of the company.
Based in Peterborough, AK Sportscars are one of the biggest producers of this type of replica car in the country. but have endeavoured to keep the company on a friendly basis. Knowing all their customers personally and always putting them first allows AK Sportscars to cater for their individual needs with an after sales service that is renowned for being second to none.
AK Sportscars firmly believe that, to keep quality high, everything that can be should be and is, manufactured in-house.
In 2019, AK Sports Cars announced the arrival of their second model, the AKSS, built in co-operation with their sister company JFG Classics. In late 2021 the company announced the development of their third model, the AK40, based on the highly successful 60s endurance racer, the Ford GT40.
Sydney Allard was one of only a few men to have designed, built and then put into production, cars bearing their own name. Even fewer, if any, have gone on to build their own racing cars and compete in them, with such great achievements in such a wide range of motor sport competitions.
The Allard Motor Company was founded in London in 1945, although Sidney Allard had been building and racing specials for almost ten years. Production continued until 1958, during which time the company produced a number of highly individual sports and racing cars, enjoying considerable competition success with them.
One of the last models to be built was the Palm Beach Mk2, a pretty open two seater sports car, just eight of which were made between 1956 and 1958. Recently, the current Gloucester based company led by Lloyd and Alan Allard, together with some of the original design and engineering team, have announced plans to build a 'continuation' of this car, to be known as the Palm Beach Mk3.
After a gap of over seventy years, the Allard family are also offering once again, other genuine original specification Allards. Various models are available, apart from the Palm Beach Mk3, and the JR, J2 & J3 will all be hand-built to order by the Allard team.