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Please contribute to list of Ferrari mechanics in US...

Discussion in 'Ferrari Discussion (not model specific)' started by Brian C. Stradale, Nov 30, 2003.

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  1. Brian C. Stradale

    Brian C. Stradale F1 Rookie
    Lifetime Rossa

    Mar 17, 2002
    Dallas, TX, USA
    In the taking a long trip thread, Jim suggested bringing a list of the good Ferrari mechanics along the way... just in case. That would be easy to throw into a Palm for the trip. The trick is:

    Where do you get a list of experienced Ferrari mechanics all over the US?

    I suggest we compile one here in this thread. If we get a good list, I'll compile it into forms suitable for download to Palm or laptop or for printing.

    I suggest all we need is:

    City, State - Phone Number - Business Name - optional Contact Name

    I figure if you need them, you'll call first... and if you need address or other info, you'll get it from them... probably with directions.

    Of course, if such a list of Ferrari mechanics exists for any portion of the US, please post a link or PM it to me and I'll merge it into the "one list".

    Good idea?
  2. Brian C. Stradale

    Brian C. Stradale F1 Rookie
    Lifetime Rossa

    Mar 17, 2002
    Dallas, TX, USA
    Dallas, TX - 972-831-8111 - Norwood Performance - James or Ken (or anyone there)

    Plano, TX - 972-366-2400 - Ferrari of Dallas
  3. Gary(SF)

    Gary(SF) F1 Rookie

    Oct 13, 2003
    Los Altos Hills, CA
    Full Name:
    Gary B.
    Campbell, CA 408-369-9792 Veloce Speedesign Mark Spencer

    ex-dealer mechanic with his own shop, very well-regarded.
  4. ShanB

    ShanB Formula Junior

    Jul 9, 2003
    Full Name:
    Laruel, MD - 301-470-6464 - Grand Touring Inc - Chuck Wray

    Austin, TX - 512-474-7223 - Moorespeed Race Engineering - David Moore
  5. PeterS

    PeterS Four Time F1 World Champ
    Silver Subscribed

    Jan 24, 2003
    Full Name:

    SR Exotics Automotive
    Wayne Hynes
    4001 1st Street Suite 5
    Livermore,CA 94551
    (925) 759-6102
    [email protected]
  6. Bart

    Bart Formula 3

    Nov 1, 2003
    Orange County, Calif
    Full Name:
    Orange, CA (714) 639-1706 Ferrari Technologies Larry Englehart
  7. jimpo1

    jimpo1 Two Time F1 World Champ
    Owner Silver Subscribed

    Jul 30, 2001
    Dallas, TX
    Full Name:
    Jim E
    Also in the Dallas area, ok, in the STICKS around Dallas in the thriving metropolis of Nevada, TX:

    Shadetree Enginetrics
    (972) 771-0804

    I know he works on 328's and 348's, not sure if he's equipped for later models or not. I have not used him, but know many that do.
  8. Stickanddice

    Stickanddice Formula 3

    Nov 2, 2002
    My mechanic of choice, no queston. I ship my cars from CA to TX for this guy. Most of the time still save money which is a plus. Found out about him from an acquaintance in Japan who had a collector car restored through him.

    Houston, Texas.

    Pinnacle Motorsports.
    Contact: John R. Vallandingham.

    1499 North Post Oak Road
    Houston, TX 77055

    Factory training on Ferrari and Lamborghini. I sent him my 2003 Murcielago while still under warranty and he fixed it when the dealers couldn't. 30 years of working on exotics. 20 years with his own shop. Has serviced/restored everything from 250 California Spiders to F40 type exotics. From 350 GTs to Murcielagos. Does performance tuning for Ferraris and Lamborghinis (mine, for example) too.

  9. icars

    icars Formula Junior

    Mar 28, 2002
    Plano Texas
    Full Name:
    Rodney Haas
    Shadetree Engintrics in Nevada Texas (about 30 miles outside Plano ) [email protected] 972-771-0804. I have used him for years on many different cars. He also works on many of the Bandinis, Stanguilinis in the US. Probably half of his business is Italian race cars.
  10. CraigFL

    CraigFL Formula Junior

    Jan 17, 2001
    Panama City, FL
    Full Name:
  11. kdross

    kdross Formula Junior
    Silver Subscribed

    Feb 10, 2002
    Full Name:
    For Ferrari, Lamborghini, Rolls Royce and Bentley

    Joe & John Palma
    Palma's Automotive Repair
    529 W. Kings Highway
    Audubon, NJ 08106

    (856) 547-6522
  12. Mule

    Mule F1 Rookie
    Owner Rossa Subscribed

    Jun 25, 2003
    Full Name:
    Dave Helms
    Thomas Vintage Motors
    Boulder, CO

    Ferrari of Denver
    Denver, CO

    Roland Linder
    If you are really lost and have an F40 in Fort Collins, CO
  13. West Chicago, IL
    Fox Valley Motorcars
    I believe the mechanics name is Dan.
  14. Steve Magnusson

    Steve Magnusson Two Time F1 World Champ
    Lifetime Rossa

    Jan 11, 2001
    30°30'40" N 97°35'41" W (Texas)
    Full Name:
    Steve Magnusson
    Massimo Mondino
    Mondino Imports Inc.
    305 Juanita
    Colorado Springs CO 80909-6252
  15. BWS550

    BWS550 Wants to be a mod

    Apr 1, 2002
    Full Name:

    SPRING VALLEY, NY 845 425 2600

    JIM MURPHY ------- EXT 245

    THE BEST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  16. sindo308qv

    sindo308qv F1 Rookie

    Nov 1, 2003
    Full Name:
    Tim Stanford in Ft. Lauderdale, Fl. 954-764-7824
  17. jsa330

    jsa330 F1 Veteran
    Silver Subscribed

    Oct 31, 2003
    Full Name:
    Dallas, Texas:

    My list and comments are biased toward work on Vintage V12's.

    Dallas Autosports
    8912 Garland Road
    Dallas, TX 75218
    Owner: Tim Taylor

    I had seen a post on Fchat from another member who had just stopped in to check them out and was favorably impressed. I called them when I got my car in early March 03 because they are very convenient to my home - going to Norwood's is a major expedition for me. The 330 needed an inspection sticker and had sprung a serious oil leak at the front of the engine. They basically finished the mechanical reconditionioning and fine tuning my car needed. I consider them to be my permanent shop. They are in every way the equal of the best private repair facilities I've seen in Dallas for highend foreign and American sports and exotic cars. They have recently added a new man, Greg Johnson, who was with Bob Norwood for several years and knows all Ferraris, including the V12's, very well, and is a nice, personable guy to work with. I consider Dallas Autosport to be a very well kept secret at this point, compared to Norwood Performance or Bob Smith. I recommend them highly to owners of any age or model of Ferrari or whatever else you have (their shop is full of TR's, 308s, BMWs, Lambos , Morgans, etc., etc.).

    More commentary on other Dallas facilities to come - Mrs. needs the computer NOW!

    WILLIAM H Three Time F1 World Champ

    Nov 1, 2003
    Victory Circle
    Full Name:
    Sport Auto by Bill Pollard in Gaylordsville, CT 860-350-1515

    Used Bill for 15 years, he does great work, never had a problem. $79 per hour
  19. jsa330

    jsa330 F1 Veteran
    Silver Subscribed

    Oct 31, 2003
    Full Name:

    Dino Motors
    1321 South Railroad Ave.
    San Mateo, CA 94402
    Owner: Johannes Huwyler

    Did PPI on my car and extensive brake work, replaced exhaust system, did lots of detail work, shipped car to me - all negotiated over phone, before I even saw the car. Very highly recommend-Johannes is V12 Ferrari enthusiast, Daytona owner, European (Swiss) gentleman of the highest integrity and expertise. All work done for me was excellent and fairly priced.
  20. TonyM

    TonyM Rookie
    Silver Subscribed

    Nov 1, 2003
    Pomfret Center, CT
    Full Name:
    Tony Mongillo
    I second the recommendation on Bill Pollard at Sport Auto.

  21. vpr92rt10

    vpr92rt10 Rookie

    Nov 10, 2003
  22. cmparrenzo

    cmparrenzo F1 Rookie

    Mar 3, 2002
    Full Name:
    Chris Parr
    Chris Hill

    Autosport Gallery
    Stillwell KS.

    913 402 1710

    30+ years as a Ferrari tech.
  23. Brian C. Stradale

    Brian C. Stradale F1 Rookie
    Lifetime Rossa

    Mar 17, 2002
    Dallas, TX, USA
    So there's only 22 good independent Ferrari mechanics in the US?
    Covering only 10 states?

    I'd particularly like to hear of some good mechanics where I intend to drive this next year...

    Louisiana (to get to N'awlins or Barber)
    Alabama (near Barber)
    New Mexico (to go to California or Colorado)
    Arizona (to California)
    Monterrey area of California (as many as possible, for FCA2004)
    Missouri (to get to Indianapolis or Mid-Ohio)

    All contributions greatly appreciated!!
  24. Tom S

    Tom S Formula Junior

    Jan 2, 2003
    Full Name:
    Thomas Saupe
    In Weston, MAssachusetts:

    Boston Sportscar Company
    596 Boston Post Road

  25. PWehmer

    PWehmer Formula 3

    Oct 15, 2002
    Surrounded by Water
    New Orleans

    Linsey Automotive
    2501 Delaware Ave
    Kenner LA 70062


    Jim and his crew are excellent. Work on a full range of Ferrari.

    Hopefully Jim won't mind me posting a couple pics he gave me.

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