John Craddock Ltd The Worlds Largest Supplier of Land Rover Parts, Spares and Accessories
It all started in 1968 when John Craddock purchased a 1948 Series One Land Rover for £50.00 and like so many enthusiasts he was smitten by the charisma of the vehicle: its simplicity, reliability and ability to cover any terrain in four wheel drive. In the late 60’s and 70’s Land Rover rallying became a popular pastime for John, who spent many weekends away with the Land Rover clubs.
Like many successful businessmen he happened by chance on a niche market though his hobby and passion. Parts for the older Land Rovers were becoming scarce and the only way to get hold of them, dare we say it, was to dismantle the older ones for spares. Fellow enthusiasts were soon purchasing parts and spares from John, until it became impossible for him to continue supplying Land Rover parts in his spare time.