Richard Parker formed Richard Parker Race Engines Ltd after working as the Chief Engine builder for a world renowned local Big Healey specialist for 9 years. Prior to that, Richard worked as a time served Motor Vehicle Technician for 10 years.
Richard is also a racer himself starting his career on four wheels at grass track circuits in highly modified mini's. Richard's interest in engine developments grew and it did not take long before competitors were seeking Richard's advice!!
He is currently proving himself as National Classic 350 twins Champion and achieving many podium visits in the International Classic Grand Prix Series. Having raced at tracks such as Philip Island, Spa, Silverstone, Brands Hatch and Cadwell Park, Richard understands the importance of not just performance but reliability.
Since forming the company Richard Parker Race Engines Ltd has grown to become a respected and successful producer of performance race engines. Richard Parker Race Engines Ltd has continued with Richard's successes with Big Healey engines and has developed to be equally successful with other manufacturers such as Aston Martin, Ford, Austin Mini, Lotus, Rover V8 and historic Peugeots. We only use the best technical partners so we can ensure that we always offer the highest specification of all components.
But don't just take our word for it! This is what just a few of our customers have to say.....
"Richard is an excellent engine rebuilder who I would thoroughly recommend. His attention to detail is good and he can achieve tight deadlines. He has been rebuilding engines for the classic cars that I restore mainly Austin Healeys but more recently other marques; these rebuilds usually require improvements to increase performance and reliability. He achieves these as the dyno tests and customer satifaction prove."
Phil Kennedy, Renaissance Classic Car Co Ltd
"I was enormously relieved to be introduced to Richard Parker by someone who comes from the sharp -racing- end of Healeys. Richard is a proper racing engineer and engine builder whose company will work its magic on road cars too. They didn't just know exactly what was wrong, they knew exactly how to fix it, exactly how to improve it (beyond recognition...186 bhp on the rolling road) and exactly how to avoid wasting unnecessary money: all qualities I'd failed to find with previous 'experts'. I would recommend them unhesitatingly."
John Scott, Austin Healey 3000
"Richard race prepared an Austin Healey 3000 Cylinder block and converted a 100/4 Cylinder block to 100/S specification for me and I found his attention to detail and machining quality was superb. Richard is someone who really understands the needs of racers and he has been on hand with expert, friendly advice whenever I have needed it. I would not hestitate to recommend Richard Parker Race Engines Ltd to anyone wanting to achieve a quality engine build."
Matthew Barham, Full Race Austin Healey 3000
"Richard has supplied us with various Austin Healey Engines for restoration projects from Standard Road to Full Race. The workmanship has been of a very high standard and this attention to detail was followed through the rebuild even to the high specification painted finish Richard presents the engines with, which makes Richard's engines stand out from the rest. Richard's engines really are as good as they look!"
Phil Hotham, Hotham Restorations