22 March 2021, London – Radford has use of its own race track. Following its recent return, the iconic coachbuilder is announcing its association with the recently renamed Radford Racing School, in Arizona, USA.
The iconic Radford brand is being revitalised by leading car designer Mark Stubbs, TV presenter and car builder Ant Anstead, former FIA Formula OneTM World Champion, Jenson Button, and leading business adviser and lawyer Roger Behle. The agreement to grant Radford use of the racetrack was instigated by the Radford board and Stig Investments, which owns the track facility.
Radford will create contemporary luxury commissions true to classic timeless designs, bringing a modern and relevant version of coachbuilding, to a new discerning clientele.
Jenson Button “For a car to be truly great, it has to feel as good as it looks. It has to possess both style and substance in equal measures, and that you can only achieve through extensive testing and improvement.
“Great engineering is only achieved through obsession over every detail and marginal gains. The testing that all Radfords will be put through is integral to creating the smiles on the faces of those that get to drive them. A race track is the perfect environment for this and it’s also my happy place of course.”
Ant Anstead “Not many coachbuilders have a racetrack to call home. For all of us, part of the revival of the Radford brand is to stay true to founder Harold Radford. He was an innovator – and he would want his cars to be perfect in every way. Track development, led by Jenson, is integral to achieving that for our future cars.
“As we revive this famous brand, this marks the first of many exciting developments and partnerships. We can’t wait to share them with you.”
The first Radford car is already in development and will be subject to an announcement soon.
Radford is a global luxury automotive brand with a British heart and soul, creating on-trend vehicles based on classic timeless designs. It draws on the heritage and craftmanship of Harold Radford, the creator of countless bespoke vehicles, to offer customers opulent coachbuilt and personalised cars.
All Radfords automobiles will be created around the company’s motto: ‘Design. Build. Drive’. The design is overseen by leading automotive designer Mark Stubbs. The build is taken care of by Radford’s second co-owner TV star, renowned car builder and automotive craftsman Ant Anstead. The drive is taken care of by company co-owner and Formula OneTM World Champion, Jenson Button who will track-test and meticulously tune each car to offer a superlative driving experience. This is all underpinned by leading business expert Roger Behle.