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Garage Profiles

Are you more comfortable in a garage than in the living room? Do you feel you don't really know a person until you've seen their workshop? If so, Garage Profiles are for you. Indulge the automotive voyeur in you as your peer inside others' chambers dedicated to their mechanical family members.

Culver City Native Carries on Thunder Alley Tradition

Culver City Native Carries on Thunder Alley Tradition

By Aaron McKenzie / 12 Dec 2014 / 2 Comments Read More

Men such as Edelbrock, Iskendarian, and Guldstrand transformed a small stretch of South Jefferson Boulevard into “Thunder Alley,” in the process making Culver City synonymous with high performance. It was against this backdrop that Luis Loyola came of age, attending Culver City High at a time when public schools still boasted a wood shop, auto shop, and leather shop...

Adaptability is Key to Engine-Builder Ed Pink's Legend

Adaptability is Key to Engine-Builder Ed Pink's Legend

By Petrolicious Productions / 3 Nov 2014 / 10 Comments Read More

Unless you were looking for it, you’d have to be lost to stumble across the headquarters of Ed Pink Racing Engines. Down a dusty side street, past scrap yards and a strip club, the shop sits amidst the nondescript sprawl of Van Nuys, California. Wander inside this shop, however, and you’ll quickly realize that what happens here is anything but nondescript...

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Where BMWs Mix with Shelbys, Gullwings, and Model Ts

Where BMWs Mix with Shelbys, Gullwings, and Model Ts

By Benjamin Shahrabani / 9 Oct 2014 / 3 Comments Read More

Between founder and co-owner Steve Beck, along with partner Chris Toppenberg, they’re closing in on a collective century of automotive knowledge. While both men have a longstanding relationship with BMW, and with the shop’s focus on that marque, a morning spent by Petrolicious uncovered that Checkpoint Automotive is much, much more than a simple BMW repair shop.

This Local Garage is Home to World-Class Craftsmen

This Local Garage is Home to World-Class Craftsmen

By Aaron McKenzie / 18 Sep 2014 / 9 Comments Read More

Take, for instance, Mr. Steve Hogue's shop in Torrance, California. Housed in a nondescript industrial area of the city and with space for only a dozen cars, the garage appears at first glance to be one of the many small-scale body shops that populate the local streets. Wander inside, however, and you’ll find yourself standing next to an original Cobra...

Canepa is A Big Toy Box

Canepa is A Big Toy Box

By Yoav Gilad / 11 Sep 2014 / 11 Comments Read More

Unbelievably, walking into the cavernous garage revealed seven (!) 959s, Canepa's personal McLaren P1, Outlaw 356s, a Maserati Birdcage, and a Porsche 917. The facilities are extensive and include countless jigs for full racecar rebuilds. What was the best part? The car wall. Oh, you don't have a car wall?

Is It a Garage, Home, Or Heaven?

Is It a Garage, Home, Or Heaven?

By Yoav Gilad / 31 Jul 2014 / 8 Comments Read More

Mark and Haven gave us a brief tour, explaining that it is their home. There was actually a loft built in the unit where their bedrooms are and when friends visit, the travel-trailer serves as a guest room. But the most interesting thing about their home, as an American, is that they don’t have a central hearth—a television. Rather, the shop floor serves as living room and the focus is clearly on building things that provide interactive entertainment.

35 Years On, This Shop Endures in an Improbable Location

35 Years On, This Shop Endures in an Improbable Location

By Aaron McKenzie / 7 Jul 2014 / 4 Comments Read More

When Bernie Sloan and Jeff Taw first opened British European Auto for business in 1980, everyone advised them against setting up shop in San Pedro, an out-of-the-way harbor enclave tucked at the end of the 110 freeway between Long Beach and Rancho Palos Verdes in the South Bay region of Los Angeles. “To an extent,” says Jeff, smiling as he reminisces, “they were right. Maybe we would’ve done better had we gone to Redondo Beach or Torrance, but hey, all the guys we knew with shops there are gone now and we’re still around.”

This Garage Aids Londoners Who Seek the Beauty of Classic Cars

This Garage Aids Londoners Who Seek the Beauty of Classic Cars

By Amy Shore / 6 May 2014 / 9 Comments Read More

When Paul first opened up his garage, the majority of the cars in his possession were Jaguars and later, Lotus competition cars. Just three years later business was booming and he had taken over four other buildings on the street. There was, for a time in the 1960s, one of the original Ferrari P4s sitting in the window of the same building, staring out the same windows that BMW’s now occupy.

The Righini Collection Is a Hidden Treasure

The Righini Collection Is a Hidden Treasure

By Petrolicious Productions / 3 Jan 2014 / 18 Comments Read More

In real estate, location is everything, and surely there’s none better than a centuries-old castle among vineyards outside of Modena, Italy. What lies inside Castello di Panzano Castelfranco Emilia transcends even this bucolic location. Collezione Righini is one of the finest private automotive collections in the world, housing several landmark Alfas including Tazio Nuvolari’s 8C 2300, and the very first car that Enzo Ferrari built after departing Alfa Romeo.


 

Garage Company Is a Temple to All Things Moto

Garage Company Is a Temple to All Things Moto

By Adam Kaslikowski / 16 Dec 2013 / 3 Comments Read More

Yoshi Kosaka positively breathes motorcycles. His shop started as a hobby, a distraction from his dentistry job in Japan. As the shop grew, it moved to Los Angeles and continued to grow until Garage Company was born. His enthusiasm and affect are contagious, which explains why his “shop” is really more of a temple to all things moto.