Bradford does not, generally, come top of the list when you think about automotive start-ups. It might have the best Industrial Museum in West Yorkshire, operate a bang-up-to-date National Science and Media museum and do a mean line in Brontë Sisters origin stories, but bespoke, low-volume specialist cars? Not so much.
But that’s changed. Because Bradford is the home of MZR Roadsports, the best thing to come out of Bradford since David Hockney or, um, Morrison’s Supermarkets.
Situated on what can only be described as a practical-looking industrial estate on the north-west side of the city, MZR are busy taking pretty-but-unloved Datsun 240Zs and making them incredibly special.
Photography: Mark Riccioni