About Us

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At Brad McKernan Restoration no job is too big or too small. We offer a complete restoration service with quality workmanship to rival the leading restoration shops in the USA and Europe.

We are specialists in the re-creation of historic automobiles. Our team can also take care of all the routine maintenance and repair work your classic requires.

We also cater for the historic racing enthusiast with race car preparation, fabrication and performance engine building.


Brad McKernan began his career as an apprentice mechanic in New Zealand. As an apprentice he built and raced his own Formula Vee, a car which has gone on to win many New Zealand championships.

After immigrating to Australia Brad began working for Mercedes Benz where he earned the title of Mercedes Benz Technician of the Year in 2004. In 2005 Brad joined well known Brisbane Restorer ‘Sleeping Beauties’. During his time at Sleeping Beauties Brad was involved in many fascinating projects – the highlight being the construction of a Mercedes Benz W194 ‘Gullwing’ re-creation.

In 2012 Brad McKernan Restoration was established. It is our aim to provide a personal service, where the people you are dealing with, are the people working on your project. We wish to make your restoration an enjoyable experience for everyone involved and provide you with a classic you can be proud of and enjoy for many years.

Our Future

Brad McKernan Restoration is excited to hear about any of your Projects and will be happy to guide you through the process of making the most of your Restoration, Maintenance or Re-creation.

Porsche Spyder Buck Maintenance-Engine Porsche Speedster