John won the Index of Thermal Efficiency at Le Mans in 1960 and the 1300cc class there in 1963. He also took class wins at the Nurburgring 1000km race in 1960 and 1963 and 2nd in class in 1962.
The son of a jockey, Brian started racing in 1959 with an Austin A30. He raced saloon cars and sports cars before aquiring a Lotus 11, a Lotus 18 and an Ausper T4 Formula Junior. In 1965 he raced Lotus 24 Coventry Climax in Formula Libre and non-championship F1 races. After racing he turned to training race horses.