How it all Began
The present Frenchmoor Racing Motor Engineers was born from the business started by Rick Storer in 1972, in what was then Noyce’s Timber Yard. He began his business as R.E.C. Storer Commercial & Construction Equipment Engineer, working mainly on lorries to start with in an open fronted building near the entrance to the yard.
By 1982 the business had diversified and was including an increasing number of private vehicles and Rick was joined by his eldest son, Mark, and the Frenchmoor Racing Motor Engineers partnership was formed. Mark apprenticed at Testwood Motors after leaving school and became a master technician in V.W. / Audi vehicles.
As the business quickly expanded it moved within the yard to more secure and comfortable premises opposite, which they gradually extended to accommodate the ever increasing equipment.
In 1994, Rick’s second son joined the partnership, bringing with him his considerable experience from his work in fibre glass construction. This resulted in further diversification into bodywork for Delta Motor Sport and other race cars as well as seats for the Sunseeker boats. Unfortunately in 1999 a serious fire in a neighbouring building totally destroyed the fibreglass business and Gary joined his father and brother in the engineering workshop.
As Rick approached retirement, Frenchmoor Racing purchased the whole yard and his third son, Matt, decided to leave his employment in aircraft engineering at Boscombe Down where he had apprenticed and been employed for a number of years, and joined the partnership in 2007. Sadly their father died suddenly from a heart attack in the same year leaving the three boys to carry on his thriving business as it is now.