About AK Sportscars

AK Sportscars Ltd – otherwise known as  Neil (the new boss), Jon (the technical boss), Wendi (the office boss), Bob (the Workshop Supervisor),  Carl & Liam (the Laminators), Phil (the Welder),  Dani (the Production Coordinator), Carrie (the Receptionist/Administrator), Molly (the part time Events Assistant), Laura (the part time Social Media Guru), Crumpet (Meet & Greet) and finally Ed (the computer system creator) This is the AK team.  An average family affair – NO – we are passionate about our products – the AK 427, AKSS and the AK40.

It all started in the mid 80’s when Ken (the ‘K’ in ‘AK’ also Jon’s Dad) decided to build a kit car. Never one to do things the easy way he spent 18 months making his own pattern and moulds, being unhappy with anything available quality wise then on the UK market.  He along with a good friend Alan Frew (the ‘A’ in ‘AK’), who was in the fabricating business, then produced the Standard AK chassis. Although it started as a hobby, demand steadily grew until a decision had to be made whether to continue his existing glass fibre laminating business or go full time into kit manufacturing. Obviously the car had WON and AK Sportscars was born!!!

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Production slowly increased so son’s Dan and Jon and wife Lynda joined Ken.

Next to join the “family business” was Wendi, enlisted to keep everyone and the finances in order.  Carrie who is the first point of contact at AK HQ and holds the office together as our Receptionist and Office Administrator.

In the AK workshop we have Liam our Laminator and Phil our Welder who combined keep the body & chassis kits going out on time.

In the AK Build Area we have Dani (Jon & Wendi’s eldest daughter) & Jon who are our Car Builders & Vehicle Technicians, who create the rolling Chassis & the factory built cars. Neil joined the AK clan as Director to help push the AK expansion forward with our exciting new car models the AKSS & the AK40 and shortly the AKD! He also makes all the electrical looms for the AK cars.  We are regularly joined with a helping hand from Molly (Jon and Wendi’s youngest daughter) whom you will meet at various AK events and shows and Ed (Neil’s eldest son) who is the creator of our bespoke computer system, which is currently being installed to ensure the whole AK operation runs smoothly and finally Laura AKA Lofty who is Dani’s fiancee, therefore Jon & Wendi’s future Daughter in law, who looks after and keeps us all up to date on our social media platforms.  We are now over 35 years on from Ken making his first Cobra and now producing in excess of 40 kits a year, so it’s a real team effort.

This is the AK Sportscars team, where each member plays their own role to make our business and the cars some of the most respected in the industry.

The whole AK team are passionate about all our AK cars!! We think this shines through when you meet us.

MEET THE STAFF

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Jon Freeman

Managing Director

Jon who trained as a carpenter started helping his Dad, Ken at AK in the early 1990’s before joining him full time in 1998. Jon’s passions other than playing in the cobras include motorcycles. He has a few old bikes in his garage he has renovated and also enjoys both road and track action on the more modern super bikes too. Jon took up the non motorised sport of road cycling seven years ago and can regularly be found wearing lycra reaching top speeds of over 68 mph on the down hills in the Alps !!! A little slower than on 4 wheels in “Apple” one of the AK demo cars!!!!

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Wendi Freeman

Chief Operating Officer

Wendi who trained as an electrical engineer and later as a nurse started helping out AK Sportscars at exhibitions back in 1993 and joined the AK crew full time in 2009. Wendi like Jon can also be found clad in lycra but chooses to spend more time on her bike in the garage on a turbo trainer as part of her exercise regime. When not on her bike you may find her jogging or walking round the local villages. She does ease up on the exercise to play in the AK demo car and is easily recognizable by the mass of hair flying in all directions as she goes past, usually sporting an excited wave!

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Dr Neil Johnson

Director

Neil is the newest member of the AK team, joining forces with Jon at the AK helm. His background includes a distinguished career in Ophthalmic Surgery although his passion has always been motorcars. Neil built his first AK 427 recreation in 2008 closely followed by a GT 40 and has just completed a Ferrari Dino. Neil and Jon have developed and created over the past year the latest AK model the AKSS. It is fair to say he is a real petrol head! Neil is also Principal Oboist of the Norfolk Symphony Orchestra. There is no end to his talents!!! He is kept young by his two sons Ed and Roly, who both get involved in their Dad’s passion for cars.

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Carrie Agger

Receptionist/Administrator

Carrie joined the AK team in March 2019. Carrie’s background was is the insurance sector before becoming a full time Mum to her two handsome boys Jack and Will. Both boys are car fanatics which Carrie blames on their Godparents (Wendi and Jon!). Carrie is always happy to help and will have a coffee in your hand as soon as you arrive at AK HQ. She is learning fast about all the different car parts and has now become the AK note writing champion.

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Bob Henning

Workshop Supervisor

Bob trained as a carpenter working at Fairline boats and joined AK in 2012 as a glass fibre laminator. He worked up and is now our workshop manager. Bob has always had an interest in mechanics and is happy when stripping, modifying and rebuilding engines. Bob is keen on DIY and always has a project on at home. He has enjoyed the challenge of learning to mig and tig weld at AK. Bob is a single dad to Sam who can also be found helping out at AK on open days and exhibitions when she is not working.

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Dani Freeman

Production Coordinator

Dani was born into AK Sportscars, being Jon and Wendi’s eldest daughter. She had a passion for cars from a very early age and since her teens has been a part of AK. She has learnt all the processes of building the cars from laminating and welding and now learning to build the AK40 car. She and partner Laura attend many events in the AK427 demonstrator car. So give the girls a wave if you see them out and about. Girl Power!!

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Phil Renault

Welder

Phil joined AK Sportscars in May 2017. He came with previous experience in welding and has been creating the AK chassis for ALL our car models. Phil hates spiders and jumps at the slightest thing. So while he is the tallest member of the AK team he is the one who gets the most ribbing. Good job he has a great sense of humour!!

Liam Jones

Glass Fibre Laminator

Liam joined AK Sportscars in October 2023. He came with previous experience in creating the GT40 bodies and mechanical experience. Liam is also a volunteer local fire fighter and a new Father. Mr Calm! We have yet to find anything that can ruffle his feathers. He is a big part of the AK team.

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Molly Freeman

Part time Events Assistant

Molly started at AK Sportscars aged 4 months!!!! Attending her first Stoneleigh kit car show with Mum (Wendi), Dad (Jon) and Grandad (Ken). She has always shown an interest in any motorised vehicle and speed, crashing her first quad bike aged 3!!!! Molly is always on hand for large events at AK and often surprises herself with her knowledge of the AK 427.

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Laura (LOFTY) Jordan

Part time Events Assistant & Social Media Guru

Lofty started helping at AK Sportscars in 2023. Attending her first car show & helping at the AK Factory Open Events she has fallen in love with the cars. Lofty is now our Chief Photographer and controls all of AK’s social media platforms. She & Dani are engaged to be married in 2025. They are parents to “Crumpet the dog” who can also be found lurking at AK HQ.

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CRUMPET

Part time bin raider & Meet & Greet Exec

Crumpet joined AK Sportscars in 2023. Attending his first Factory Open Day in 2023 aged just 3 months. Crumpet can now often be found in reception at AK HQ. He is a fabulous tail wagger, food eater and always has a smile for you when you arrive. Since he joined AK our shredding machine is now no longer required.

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