Peter is a creative genius who can fix anything from body or frame repair to transmissions with damaged unobtanium parts to instruments/switches. He’d rather fix or repair than buy new but always considers the value proposition. He specializes in Big Healeys, having done nearly a dozen complete restorations, remembers everything, researches to make everything correct, and can fix anything because he takes the time to understand how everything works, why it’s broken, and then devises a fix.
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David never restored any of my cars. I’m not a collector but my dad. Ben Rose, had a famous collection of pre-war, racing cars (Bugattis, Alphas, BMWs) that he raced in amateur events. David prepped all dad’s cars and helped restore them for concourse events. David’s the go-to guy for enthusiasts in the Chicago area and beyond.
Dad owned the “Ferris Bueller House (Cameron’s).
I have known Carroll for 30+ years. He has restored everything from Xke’s, Dino’s to Maseratis for me. He is currently investigating & learning to become an expert on the iconic & rare SS 100’s.Carroll is one of the most honest & diligent craftsmen that I know.He will go far beyond the norm to educate himself on a certain marque & restore it faithfully. He also has a deep network of industry experts. He will only do the absolutely correct Read More
More engineer than mechanic, Dave is responsible for the extended lives of more cars than I can believe.
BRIAN IS THE CONSUMATE CRAFTSMAN WITH OVER 50 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE IN RESTORATION OF NUMEROUS MARQUES -EUROPEAN, BRITISH AND AMERICAN. HE IS A PERFECTIONIST AND DOES MOST OF THE WORK HIMSELF WITH HELP OF HIS SON. HE HAS RESTORED MANY CARS TO WORLD CLASS CONCOURS STANDARDS WITH A PROLIFERATION OF AWARDS RECEIVED. HE HAS RESTORED 7 MAGNIFICENT CARS FOR ME OVER THE LAST 10 YEARS ALL HAVE GARNERED TOP AWARDS -BEST IN CLASS, BEST IN SHOW, NATIONAL CHAMPIONS AND MOST Read More
I have a couple techs whom when I started filling out the form, I stopped and realized they would not want their name publisized. Actually they would be upset.
Why is it the most talented often are the most private? Sometimes to the point of being mysteriously secretive. But they are very talented! These guys are only known to those on inside. And they like it that way. They will likely never own a shop. But they make us Read More
Mark is an excellent and accurate restorer specializing in 356’s. His extreme attention to details and his artistry make for some of the best restored 356’s.
Mark is also a fantastic teacher and has passed down his knowledge to his son Justin, insuring that the tradition of excellence will continue into the future. I have watched Mark instruct both his son and other techs in the shop on the proper repair and restoration of 356’s, and the number of
Michael Galati is a rare find. Worked for Alfa Romeo in Italy. Came to America and opened a successful repair shop. Mike is a racer/mechanic/enthusiast. His shop is large, neat, and always full of interesting cars from Alfa’s and Citroen’s to Ferrari’s, Jensen’s and
Porsche’s, loads of other esoteria, too. I’m nominating Mike for two reasons. 1) He is a lifeline for unusual old cars which is a rarity, and I’m afraid getting rarer. 2) He took the leaky Read More
Franco Bacchelli founded –with Roberto Villa –Bacchelli&Villa in 1972 to maintain and repair sports and racing cars.The incredible heritage he has carried over is simply extraordinary.From the 365 GT4 BB and the 512 BB by Luigi Chinetti’s NART to the 400 projects,including some of the most significant chassis of Ferrari history such as 275 GTB4 of Steve McQueen,the 250 GT SWBmost raced by Stirling Moss. With his work,Franco contributed to preserve and carry over craftsmanship and heritage: as Franco always Read More
I’ve always been impressed by Jason’s company… his expertise, passion and work is unique… and by the way, the workshop atmosphere is magical…