Fox Racing Developments was formed in the late 80’s by Chris Fox who had previously worked on the works Lola Thundersports team. This was the connection which would lead to the future close relationship with the Lola factory.
This relationship grew and developed with FRD purchasing the historic spares as the cars became obsolete. The objective was to supply all of Lola’s historic customers with spares and information to maintain their cars. During this period FRD was given free access to Lola's archive of drawings and resources. Lola also donated all of the original pattern work and jigs used to produce the original classic Lola models which included the T70, T210/212, T290 and all FF models.
Chris Fox was also involved with the Lola factory owners club which saw Chris become the club secretary and caretaker of much of the historic archive. This continued until the Lola company was put into receivership due to its ill fated F1 project in 1997.
Under the new Lola owners Chris Fox and FRD were engaged to set up and run the newly formed “Lola Heritage” which oversaw the scanning and copying of the original Lola drawings for the important and popular models.
As well as the manufacture of the Lola parts, FRD also ran its own racing team, preparing and supporting customers cars with great success in all categories.
FRD have also been involved with many other projects including the design and manufacture of an all new Formula Ford in 1993 with the Vector TF93. FRD also built and manufactured the Lola xxxx Sports 2000 car for the new Lola owners in 2008.
In 2013 Chris Fox and FRD renewed its relationship with Eric Broadley and his family with the formation of Broadley Automotive. The aim of this company is to authentically produce reproductions of Eric Broadley’s creations and celebrate the iconic cars he created over the many early years of Lola Cars. FRD began reproducing the T70 Mk3b recreation car in 2014 for the newly formed Broadley Automotive company.