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Discussion in 'North & South Carolina' started by Steelton Keith, Jan 11, 2021.

  1. Steelton Keith

    Steelton Keith F1 Rookie
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    Aug 19, 2009
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    Keith Hall
    No one can replace Terry, but I thought we could share our experiences here on shops/repair/ mechanics in the RTP region. I needed annual oil change and service and gave Jack McCaffrey at Leith Maserati / Alfa a chance. Jack is a good guy and his service dept. did a nice job on the 328. They special ordered the oil and filter I wanted. I also purchased new tires and the Atlantic Tire (ask for Eric) shop just around the corner from Terry's shop did a very nice job. They were recommended to me by someone I trust and I understand they do most of the tire work for the Exotic Car Club near them on Glenwood.
     
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  3. jpl

    jpl Formula Junior

    Dec 4, 2003
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    Naples
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    JP Lavigne
    I use Automotive International https://automotive-international.com/ in Charlotte for all my big stuff. Found them when I lived in Charlotte. A bit of a pain due to the distance but well worth it. They have done my belts twice now and completely refurbished my suspension. Will be taking my 308 in for some paint work and rust repair this spring. I have been doing business with them since I moved to NC...going on 7 years. Peter has the best team that has worked on my 308 (including 3 dealers) that I have had for the 26 years I have owned her. I usually get a 1 way rental from Enterprise as there is an office just a few hundred yards away from the shop to get me back and forth. JP
     
  4. jines

    jines Rookie

    Nov 13, 2017
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    Jared Randolph Ines
    I've yet to take my 308 to anyone since Terry's passing. I was hoping to start trying to tackle minor things in my own garage but am glad to hear that the Alfa Dealership is semi capable. I'd still like to learn more about their mechanics' pedigrees.. Any idea who CECC recommends for their Ferrari clients??

    I did use Leigh Alfa once to mount new tires. No complaints. And I know Jack has had several vintage Ferrari's in his ownership in the past most recently being his hard top Mondial.


    jpl, do you drive your 308 back from charlotte each time? Never done any "long" road trips yet, mainly due to reliability fear. Although, I haven't had any issues for the last 1,500 miles this year. Maybe I should branch out a little?
     
  5. marcmc8867

    marcmc8867 Formula Junior

    Jul 27, 2004
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    Marc M.
    I've just joined CECC. They have a tech (Cannon) on staff who has some Ferrari experience. They are also taking on Terry's business location, Ferrari diagnostic equip, etc. on Barefoot Industrial Rd as an extension of CECC. All good news.

    I'm eager to hear reviews from those who use his services on Ferraris. I have 5 cars that need a trusted mind like Terry's.
     
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  6. smithson

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    Mar 22, 2005
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    Durham, NC
    Relatively new owner here, and also looking for options on my 348. Have heard great things about Sport Auto over in Greensboro, and I reached out to them on purchase advice a while back. From my exchange with them, it sounds like they were dialing things back a bit. Would be curious if CECC is taking over the aforementioned business location, if they intend to use it for members only.
     
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  8. marcmc8867

    marcmc8867 Formula Junior

    Jul 27, 2004
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    Indeed Sport Auto's long-time trusted tech, Tom Jones, is trying to retire if the phone would quit ringing for service work :)
     
  9. Steelton Keith

    Steelton Keith F1 Rookie
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    I'm taking the 430 into Jack at Leith Alfa / Maserati next month for oil change and annual check out. This time I ordered the filter from Daniel and also printed out the full "how to change oil in a 430" instructions. Terry put Mobil One 5w 50 oil in it last year I think. On the oil change they did on the 328, I wanted the same oil and filter Terry used and they had to special order both. Took 10 days and then I had to buy the full case of the oil.
     
  10. jines

    jines Rookie

    Nov 13, 2017
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    Jared Randolph Ines
    I was in the area and I dropped by what is now Carolina Exotics Service & Repair. (Previously Exotic Coach Specialists)

    I walked in and found Kanon(SP?) working on a beautiful 66' 911. Very easy to talk to and was gracious enough with his time to stop work and chat.

    As stated before, he has taken over that space and tooling as the primary technician. He was previously working as the head mechanic at CECC. Most of the work CECC mainly gets is vintage Porsche (This will come as no surprise to anyone who has been to one of their Cars&Coffee) but also noted decent amount of experience working on Ferrari/Lamborghini. Adding he also had an 85' 308 QV of his own and is currently on the hunt for a black over tan F355 coupe.

    That all being said, next service the 308 needs I will likely be trying him out. If anyone else is going to CECC's upcoming Cars & Coffee in Raleigh, please let me know!
     
  11. Diehl Jones

    Diehl Jones Rookie

    Jul 3, 2020
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    Diehl Jones
    Do you have contact information for the new shop where Terry was?


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  13. marcmc8867

    marcmc8867 Formula Junior

    Jul 27, 2004
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    Marc M.
    I would either call Terry's old shop number or CECC. One way or another you'll get there.

    Marc
     
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