Championship-winning IMSA team owner Alex Job has retired, handing over the day-to-day business operations of the newly named AJR Restorations to longtime employee Ken Davison and Porsche vintage racer Theo Ruijgh.
The Florida-based organization, which has more than 70 professional sports car racing wins to its credit, including two Rolex 24 at Daytona and 24 Hours of Le Mans class victories alongside ten wins in the Twelve Hours of Sebring, ceased its professional racing activities in 2017 and has focused on historic racing since.
“Since we stopped racing three years ago, we have kept the shop and a group of dedicated employees led by Ken Davison working on restoring historic Porsche race cars,” Job explained.
“We wanted to find a way to keep that aspect of the business going and thanks to Theo Ruijgh that will happen.
“Theo, along with Ken, has taken ownership to keep the restoration business working as AJR Restorations.
“I will no longer be involved in the day-to-day operation, I will keep my office at the shop, but will also be traveling the U.S. visiting racetracks and helping to keep the shop busy.”
Ruijgh is president of TRI Aviation, which specializes in servicing the T56 military engine that powers the C-130 military airplane.
“I am proud to carry on the legacy of quality craftsmanship with Ken that Alex and Holly have built up over the years,” he said.
“We have a full-service shop here in Tavares that has the ability and passion to restore race cars to better than new condition.
“AJR Restorations is committed to keeping the past alive with the same attention to detail that amassed those 70 sports car wins.”