Despite not being a fancy, state-of-the-art set up, Mike and his team at H&H have a great thing going. The equipment does exactly what it needs to, his team is experienced and the shop has built thousands of vintage engines for customers everywhere!
This shop’s dedication to quality engine work, its growth, its machining capabilities and its impact in the diesel industry, all make Choate Engineering Performance well deserving of Engine Builder’s and Autolite’s 2022 America’s Best Diesel Engine Shop award.
The 4 Piston Racing facility in Danville, IN houses two buildings – one is 12,000 sq.-ft. and the other is 2,500 sq.-ft. The shop is very heavily focused on Honda cylinder heads and engine work to the tune of 300+ engines and 1,000 cylinder heads annually!
Southern Style Racing Engines (SSRE) & Components Inc., based in Pinellas Park, Florida, is for sale. Founded 50 years ago by current owner George Pils, SSRE is a fully equipped machine shop and performance parts business. Included in the sale is a robust stock of parts and purchasing power at some of the industry’s best rates.
CPR Engines and Coast High Performance are two shops that do high-quality engine work in a shared 12,000 sq.-ft. space in Gardena, CA. The facility features a machine shop, an engine shop, an engine dyno and chassis dyno, overflow storage, a metal working area, and three installation bays.
With a 24,000 sq.-ft. facility that pumps out some of the craziest engines we’ve ever seen, we had to crown Moran Motorsports as one of America’s Best Engine Shops.
Express Engines Inc. has saltwater on the brain When most engine builders think of the salt, their minds take them to the Bonneville Salt Flats and land speed records. However, if you’re Bruce Baker, owner of Express Engines Inc. in DeLand, FL, you’re thinking of saltwater, water damage and offshore racing. In fact, Baker works
A restoration shop owner we know sends his engines out to professional rebuilders. There are two engines sitting in his shop right now – a six and an eight. Both were rebuilt by different shops. One of those shops will be getting all of his engine work in the future. The reason isn’t the quality of work or even the price; it is the attention one shop paid to details.
Do your uniforms look like every other shop in the area? Does your waiting room look the same? Do your advertisements look exactly like what everyone else is sending? These things are all part of your shop’s brand. You can either choose to look, sound and act like everyone else, or build your own brand, tell your own story and set yourself apart.
Whether you’re a new shop owner looking to increase your business, or an industry veteran hoping to build loyalty from your existing customer base, hiring a business coach to help you achieve your goals might be worth considering.
Recycle or dispose. What’s the difference? It’s just trash, right? Not really. The old adage of “one man’s trash is another man’s treasure” profoundly rings true in automotive aftermarket’s own recycling niché: engine building. We know you set aside your metals from a wide range of vehicle repairs and modifications, but when it comes to