John started his career in Automotive Machining as an apprentice in 1968. Over the years he worked his way up the ranks and was managing a workshop when he was made redundant in 1982 due to a company buy out. Going for a complete change of scenery, John and wife Rachel became milk vendors and for 3 years, John would spend his evenings delivering milk in the local area, while working part time during the day for a friend’s recondititioning business out of his basement garage.
Sadly, his friend and boss passed away and so when the opportunity to buy the business came up, it was bittersweet. John & Rachel took on the challenge and proudly built Glendene Engine Reconditioners in to a leading engine building business.
Following his passion for all things motor related, he also started his own project, building a Capri from the ground up and by this stage, having 3 young sons, it wasn’t unusual to have 4 pairs of legs sticking out from under the Capri and this is where the family love of all things motorsport was born.
Keeping things in the family, they were glad to have Scott follow in John’s footsteps, joining the family business and going on to part own and then more recently buy the business. John has been racing his same Capri for over 20 years now and you’ll still find him at the track often with all 3 sons, either racing along side him or keen spectators.