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Red Line Motors?

Discussion in 'Mid-Atlantic Region - USA (PA, DE, MD, DC, VA)' started by mauibum, Nov 6, 2003.

  1. mauibum

    mauibum Rookie

    Sep 27, 2003
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    Aldie, VA
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    Jim Morris
    Has anyone here had any experience with Red Line Motors in Purcellville, VA?

    I'm looking for a good shop close to home to handle repairs on my 308. FMoW is always and option but it is not that close to home and I am always trying to pinch my pennies (gotta save up for my next F-car).
     
  2. Dopplemax

    Dopplemax Formula 3

    Sorry, haven't either had or heard of any experience with them.
     
  3. BobO

    BobO Karting

    Nov 2, 2003
    65
    Loudoun Co, VA
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    Bob O
    If you try 'em let us know how you make out. I live in Lovettsville and would love to find a place closer than Grand Touring.
     
  4. mauibum

    mauibum Rookie

    Sep 27, 2003
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    Aldie, VA
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    Jim Morris
    Will do. I live in Bluemont so they are only about 12 miles from home, much more convenient.
     
  5. wfo900

    wfo900 Formula Junior

    Aug 19, 2003
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    Annapolis
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    Rich C
    They have not worked on my car but I had the owner as an instructor at a FoW track day and he accurately diagnosed a minor electrical glitch while sitting in the passenger seat. He is also a hell of a driver.
     
  6. FerrariChallenged

    Jan 14, 2009
    67
    Anyone have any recent experience with Red Line in Purcellville? Didn't know if anyone has tried them as an alternative after the recent changes at FOW
     
  7. zygomatic

    zygomatic F1 Rookie
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    Jun 19, 2008
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    Is the owner a guy named Tom? If so, I visited the shop a few years (probably 3) ago and looked at a car that they were selling.

    I didn't wind up getting the car,but the owner was a true pleasure to deal with. In addition to the usual test drive, he put the car on a lift for me and let me go over the car inch-by-inch. His assessments were straightforward, to-the-point and invariably accurate.

    I don't remember any F-cars in the shop -- they seemed more Porsche-oriented when I visited -- but the way he ran his shop (and his interaction with other customers) seemed very good.

    Again, I didn't buy the car or have any repairs done, but, based on my experience, I'd definitely give them a chance.
     
  8. ProRallyCodriver

    ProRallyCodriver Formula 3

    Oct 25, 2005
    1,233
    Alexandria, VA
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    Dave Shindle
    Tom Stewart Jr's shop. Never been there but know him and his father. Both are great people. His dad owns large collection of vintage Italian cars. Jr seems to cater to Porsche racers and is a capable race instructor. I'm sure if you are to ask him if he can provide a certain service for your F-car, you'd get an honest answer.
     
  9. zygomatic

    zygomatic F1 Rookie
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    Jun 19, 2008
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    That's good to hear -- he definitely was a very courteous shop owner and didn't hesitate to spend time with me and look at the car. I appreciated his time and honesty.
     
  10. Superveloce83

    Superveloce83 Rookie

    Aug 28, 2007
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    Vienna, VA
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    Corey
    There's a small independent shop in Sterling that specializes in italian and english cars. The guy has been working with exotics for about 10yrs on the west coast and just started a place out here in '09. Let em know if you want his contact info.
     
  11. JCM

    JCM Karting

    Oct 19, 2004
    62
    Williamsburg, VA
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    John McCauley
    Who is it and who has experience with him?
     
  12. DinoDriver

    DinoDriver Formula Junior

    Mar 14, 2005
    537
    Leesburg, VA
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    Bill Ebert
    Give Patrick Pegues at European Service Center a call. He can do Ferraris up to and including 328s. He's a long-time FCA member, an outstanding SCCA racer (in Alfas) and he owns this very "rustic" sports car shop. When I can't solve a problem on my Dino, I go to Patrick for advice and he's a great help. He's well worth a try considering the convenience and price if that's the primary criteria.

    Bill in Leesburg
     
  13. muk_yan_jong

    muk_yan_jong Formula Junior

    Oct 11, 2008
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    *Very* capable shop with that nice small town feel. Patrick solved a lot of vintage issues that FoW could not or did not want to handle.
     
  14. Superveloce83

    Superveloce83 Rookie

    Aug 28, 2007
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    Vienna, VA
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    Corey
    The shop is Exotic Car Specialties, the owner is a friend and helps me out with my Subaru on occasion (I don't own an exotic) so I'm not able to answer "who has experience with him" that well. I can say I've seen alot of good cars there, some vintage Ferraris, Rolls Royce's, there's always 3 or 4 newer ferraris hanging around. Almost everytime I've been there I see engines either slightly taken apart or completely...I know recently he had both a Ferrari and a Lambo V8 he was working on.
     

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