R & D Motorsport Limited

R & D Motorsport Ltd specialise in race car fabrication and preparation and is a Recognised Motorsport NZ Rollcage Manufacturer.

This involves anything from building chassis's and rollcages, to suspension components and complete Formula 5000 tubs. From Mini 7's from the ground up, to Formula Ford / Formula 5000 wishbones ... and much, much more.

We are based in Rolleston, Christchurch, New Zealand and offer a very competitive and friendly service.

Each incoming project is assessed and discussed in full prior to beginning and customers are welcome to come into our workshop at any time to check on progress.

No job is too small. If it's a small item that needs to be tig welded, then come to us. If it's a bush that needs turning, then we are more than happy to do it for you. Even if it's a chromolly roll cage or space frame, then once again come and talk with us. We will help you with: Engine building, gearboxes, suspension - for all engineering requirements including importing parts.

With nearly 30 years in the motorsport industry, R and D Motorsport prepped or built cars have enjoyed multiple podium and championship wins!

Hope to see you soon!

About Us

R and D Motorsport Ltd was started by Richard and Dot Box in April 2009 but have been involved in motorsport since 1994. During that time, they have had various roles within the Canterbury Car Club and was - and still is - very involved with Mini 7's in which they sponsored the series for several years. They are also very experienced with open wheel Formulas.

Richard had a Mini 7 for a number of years and they are now still actively involved with the Mini 7 Class within NZ. In 2019 their youngest son Adam, began racing the No 15 Mini 7 sponsored by R and D Motorsport and the other family owned business, Sleek and Shine Car Grooming in Rolleston, which is managed and run by Adam.

Over the years, they have built and run a wide range of vehicles for customers, including Formula Ford, Formula 5000, Historic Formula One and various saloon car classes and of course their passion, Mini 7's.

We have extensive experience running national grade Formula Fords and Formula 5000s' on circuits in New Zealand, Australia and the United Kingdom.

Richard's imageThe team at R & D Motorsport have gone from strength to strength and are proud to offer a full race car fabrication and preparation service.

We would like to extend a big thank you to all of our customers who have supported us in the past and also to current and future customers.

Our Services

Some of our services include:

  • Rollcage Fabrication as a Recognised Motorsport NZ Rollcage Manufacturer, both Q29 steel and Chromolly
  • Suspension / Wishbone Fabrication
  • Car Suspension setup using digital cornerweight scales
  • Full race preparation on all types of competitive cars
  • Specialists in restoration of classic style race cars
  • Full engine building service from a fast road engine to a competition engine
  • Aluminium Welding, Steel Welding and Stainless Welding

If you chose R & D Motorsport Ltd for your racing needs, you can be assured that you have chosen a committed dedicated team who is honest, trustworthy and above all, take pride in their workmanship.

Contact Us

Contact Us Today!

Richard and Dot Box
R & D Motorsport Limited
Unit 5 / 855 Jones Road P O Box 86076
Rolleston Rolleston West
Christchurch Christchurch
Ph: 03 347 2032
Mob: 027 237 8983