Engine Builder magazine has announced the three winners of its 2022 America’s Best Engine Shops contest, sponsored by Autolite. The three winners, 4 Piston Racing (Race), Choate Engineering Performance (Diesel) and H&H Flatheads (Vintage), accepted their awards during Engine Builder’s PRI Party, sponsored by Autolite, at Tin Roof in Indianapolis on December 7.
Engine Builder magazine has always made it a priority to recognize the hard work and amazing talents of engine builders. In fact, over the past 10 years, the magazine has placed the spotlight on dozens of successful engine builders who exemplify the key attributes of a well-run business.
This year, as in any year, the America’s Best Engine Shops contest aimed to find the best engine shops out there operating in three different categories – Race, Vintage and Diesel. The contest, which is judged by members of Engine Builder magazine, look for shops that: celebrate creativity and innovation; encourage training and education; emphasize marketing, merchandising and promotion; maintain professional standards and conduct; take pride in appearance, business management, community involvement, business growth, achievement, and victories.
To give engine builders some well-deserved credit, people were asked to nominate worthy shops for the award or shops could nominate themselves.
After more than 200 engine shop nominations, it was 4 Piston Racing, owned by Luke Wilson and Josh Klein in Danville, IN, that won the Race category; Choate Engineering Performance, owned by Cass Choate in Bolivar, TN that won the Diesel category; and H&H Flatheads, owned by Mike Herman in La Crescenta, CA that won the Vintage category. Each of these shops proved to be among the elite in their respective categories.