President of RestoGusto
John has restored Jaguars since he was 16 years old. Each restoration, however, left him feeling a bit bored with the mediocre performance had from a 210 hp engine.
He started RestoGusto in order to offer fellow restorers the opportunity to build Jaguars that could achieve supercar performance standards while retaining their vintage appearance.
Greg has been rebuilding Jaguars since he was just out of high school – having apprenticed for a well-known Jaguar restoration shop back in his native, New Zeeland. Greg’s career includes having been an engine builder for TWR (Tom Walkinshaw Racing) that was part of Jaguar Race Team when they won Le Mans in 1988.
He has also performed engine development work for Jaguar, Aston Martin and Callaway. For the past 20 years, he has been doing custom engine building and dyno testing at his facility in Old Saybrook, CT. Greg led John to John Stowe, the engineer that designed the RG cylinder head.
John Stowe was a master pattern-maker for Pratt & Whitney for 30 years before going on his own. John runs his own foundry in Hartford, CT where he designs and casts aerospace components for that industry’s biggest companies.
John has a passion for engine design that gave birth to the highly successful RG cylinder head.