V6SHO Mechanics Hall of Fame

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Shotimes Mechanics Hall of Fame


One of the problems associated with owning a unique vehicle like the Taurus SHO is finding a mechanic who is well-versed with the vehicle. Many SHOtimes members have found the expertise available at their dealer and at independent garages to be lacking. This is a list of mechanics that SHOtimes members have used and highly recommend. Please supply recommendations via the feedback page. You may also de-recommend shops and have them removed from the list if they a) don't exist any longer or b) did something "not so smart" to your SHO.


These recommendations do not in any way reflect an endorsement of these mechanics, an expert assessment of their competence or business practices, and are not in any way a guarantee of satisfaction if you choose to patronize these businesses. These recommendations are also not a condemnation of the competence or business practices of those businesses not included on this list.

Alberta, Canada

Date of recommendation: 9/18/96 
Waterloo Ford Lincoln
11420 - 107 Avenue 
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, T5H 0Y5. 
403-423-4330 
Service Writer: Lawrence Messer 
Mechanic: John Kramps ( Also works on NASCAR Ford Taurus )
Parts Man: Rick Murch

Arizona

Date of recommendation : 5/16/99
Pete Kobasic
Supreme Auto Care Center
4141 E. Washington
Phoenix, AZ  85034
(602) 629-0238/(602) 672-1395
"Not only is Pete an expert in SHO's but he does his magic at a rate which is 20% less than
the local Ford dealers. I recently had him change the plugs in my 95' SHO.  It took him less
than one hour to complete the job and that was without removing the intake manifold."
1/2002 Update - Pete Kobasic no longer works at Supreme Auto Care Center and apparently the
shop name has changed also.

California

Date of recommendation: 6/22/09
Nick Chrimes
BaySHO Performance, San Jose,CA since 2000
408-500-9397
Date of recommendation: 6/21/96 
Alignment Shop 
VANOWEN BRAKE & WHEEL 
11576 Vanowen Street 
North Hollywood, CA 91605 
818-765-4893 
Ask for Jim.

Colorado

Date of recommendation: 4/27/97 
Clutch, valve lash adjustment. Owner has an '89 with a supercharger. 
Gary Belland 
B&G Motorsport and Performance 
Denver area 
Need updated number! - Voice 
303.880.9940 Mobile
A list member reports problems contacting B&G - if anyone has updated contact information,
please update this page!
Date of recommendation : 7/5/99
I'll SHO You Performance
11568 Hooker Court 
Westminster, CO 80030 
303-469-1557
A list member reports that I'll SHO You does not do mechanical work.
Gary Morrell (yes, THAT Gary Morrell), 
Colorado Springs, CO
(719) 589-8929
Gary was a longtime participant on the SHOtimes list, and has extensive knowledge of the SHO. 
Date of recommendation: 2/1/2002
Pellman’s Automotive Service, Inc.
2560 49th Street
Boulder, CO. 80301
Phone – (303) 938-4050
Fax (303)998-0091

Connecticut

Date of recommendation: 1/18/98 
Enfield Ford 
65 Hazard Ave Enfield, CT 06082-3810 
(860) 741-3481 (This number is no longer valid)
Ask for Thomas Gorman.
"They made the rather unpleasant task of clutch replacement as pleasant as it could be,
offering high end customer service, excellent mechanical skill and LOW PRICE."

Florida

Date of recommendation : April 2002
Don Donelson is the ultimate SuperSHO Doctor. If anyone lives in the Central Florida area
or finds themselves visiting the area, I urge you all to look up Don Donelson. His email is
1badsho@thenuthouse.com. He has a garage full of all kinds of SHO high performnace parts and
he is currently working on another SuperSHO. He is a certified FORD/SVT tecnician and is the
ultimate SHO fanatic. I highly recommend him.
-Robert Treto
And another recommendation for Don D:
At 196k miles, the Yamahammer in my '92 gave up the ghost due to a worn out rod bearing. I
made a decision to hire Don Donelson in Port Charlotte, FL, past president of the Sunshine
SHO Club and die-hard SHO afficionado to replace the motor, and had my car towed 3 hours to
his place. Don is very meticulous about his work and pays a lot of attention to the most
minute details. In a nutshell, I had Don replace my motor with a 3.2L with 3.0L intake cams,
96 brake upgrade in front, new brakes in the back, new Ford clutch and various other changes.
I am most pleased with the work he did for me. Contact Don at 1badsho@thenuthouse.com or feel
free to contact me with questions.
Cheers, Carl Prochilo gr8sho@prochilo.myserver.org
Date of recommendation : September 5, 1998 
Extreme Motorsports 
Jacksonville, FL (Orange Park) 
904-213-4002 
Reader recommended - "Have done 2 clutches for me... Great Job and priced very reasonable. 
They also do custom work and can do just about any maintaining....  60k svc included.  I've
been real happy and have no complaints.   Ford Master Mechanic on hand there.  He knows his
stuff."
Self-recommended date : 03/10/2000
MP Automotive
15410 NE 21 AVE
North Miami Beach
Florida 33162
305-945-1070
"My name is Antonio Moneo I own an 89 sho and also have an automotive repair shop. I am fully
licensed insured and "ASE" certified. I have torn down my SHO hundreds of times. I have raced
it blown it rebuilt it and continue the cycle. I'm currently looking for another one. My last
car ran a best of 12.5 @ 107 mph at Moroso Motorsports Park. To date I have not heard of or
seen a faster one."

Georgia

Self-recommended, SHO Shop installer, SHO Registry advertiser, highly respected frequent
contributor to SHOtimes list 
Doug Lewis - SHO Specialist
Ford Performance Specialists 
351 Six Flags Pkwy
Mableton, GA 30126
Phone: (770) 949-7191
Fax: (404) 474-0488
http://www.fordspecialists.com
Date of recommendation: 9/15/96. 
This is a body shop. 
Steve O'Neill 
Perimeter Ford Body Shop, Atlanta


WB Motorsports PeachState Speedway

235 Forest Street

Jefferson, GA 30549

404-983-2994

We are a full service shop. We specialize in:

Race: Panoz, Ferrari, Porche, and BMW Street & Street/Track: SHO "& Mustangs

Lead Mechanic/President: Steve "tiny" White. Race specialist. Mechanic/General Manager: Michael P. Howington. SHO Specialist. (general maintenance, modification, and general bumper to bumper service)

Michael has a 91 as a daily driver, and has been a SHOwner since 1996. Although the majority of our business is for racing (road and circuit cars), we also work on Ford high preformance. Michael has been a member of the SHOtimes group, back when it was the shotimes. Give a ring or drop a line. Highly respected in the racing circiles, recently ventured into the street car side (Ford). References avaiable. Highly respected in racing circles.

Pickup services available.

404-983-2994 or 706-708-6649 mhowington@windstream.net

Illinois

Date of recommendation: 4/3/97 
My personally recommended mechanic. 
Dave Walk 
Automotive Specialist 
1801 Ogden Avenue 
Lisle, IL 60532 
630.810.0014 
Date of recommendation: 5/15/97 
My personally recommended body shop: 
Dale Kubis 
Kubis Auto Body Shop, Inc. 
20 West Naperville Road 
Westmont, IL 60559 
630 964-5352

Iowa

Date of recommendation: 2/20/97 
Gregory Smith, Service Manager 
Noble Ford-Mercury 
947 Highway 65-69 North 
Indianola, Iowa 50125 
Phone 515/961-8151 or 800/383-1400 (Iowa only) 
Date of recommendation: 8/1/97 
Mark Reams 
Tiger Ford Ltd. 
916 West St. 
Grinnell, Iowa 50112 
Mark is a Ford and ASE Certified Certified Master Technician and a certified Master Engine
Machinist. He's also also currently building a GT40 replica powered by a 92 SHO engine and
transmission.
Date of recommendation :  8/20/98 
Bob Walton
Walton Car Service
1808 Leland Av
Des Moines, Ia 50315
(515) 287-0044

Louisiana

Date of recommendation: 7/5/99
City Park Shell
3494 Esplanade Avenue.
New Orleans, LA 70119
(504) 488-1720
Mechanic: Harold
Ask for Harold.  They don't specifically specialize in SHO's, but know the differences between
a SHO and a regular Taurus without being reminded.  Has done plenty of SHO specific work.

Maryland

Date of recommendation: 7/28/97 
Kevin Mahoney
ProTech Automotive
Gaithersburg, MD 
301-208-1347 
Used extensively by MASHOC members.

Minnesota

Date of recommendation: 4/22/96 
Mike Courtney 
SHO Shop Distributor/Installer 
Owned an '89 (those are his adjustable rear lateral links in the SHOcago photo gallery). 
Courtney Truck Service 
14205 62nd St West 
Eden Prairie MN 55346 
(952) 934-0931

Missouri

Date of recommendation: 3/26/96 
HMH Autosport 
713 S.E. 291 Hway 
Lee's Summit, Missouri, 64063 
Phone 816-525-0930 
Fax 816-525-7247 
Dennis Kinnison, service manager.

New Jersey

Date of recommendation: 5/16/99
Bob Schickler- Owner
Brunswick Automotive Professionals
1490 Rt 1 North
North Brunswick, NJ  08902
(732) 545-6300
http://www.brunswickautopros.com
"Bob and his mechanics are top notch will all their SHO repairs and maintenance. He even has
two SHO's himself!!"

New York

Date of recommendation: 5/27/97 
SVO Motors
1576 61st Street
Brooklyn, NY 11219
http://www.svomotors.com
(718) 256-2750 
Ask for Dominic
Date of recommendation: 9/3/97 
Highland Transmissions 
88 North Highland Ave. 
Ossining, NY 10562 
914-945-0800 
Ask for Sal or Joey Credendino (owners)
Date of recommendation : 08/10/99
Dee Pat Automotive
900 Middle Country Rd.
Selden, NY  11784
(516) 698-1058
"Ask for Al or Bill, the owners.  They have 2 mechanics, Tony and Steve, that have done
wonders for my '94 SHO.  Clutch work, 60K overhall, performance mods, welding, etc.  Although
Al recently sold his SHO, Bill still loves his '91"
Date of recommendation : 07/17/99
CarSmart Automotive Group
699 Central Ave
Cedarhurst, N.Y.11516
(516) 374-1234
"The staff at this shop has kept my 90 white SHO running well for years and it currently
has 318,000 miles and counting. When my gearbox blew up, one of the mechanics here rebuilt
it himself saving me a fortune. It has almost 120,000 miles on it since the rebuild and feels
like new."

Ohio

Date of recommendation: 3/7/02
Eric Cahalin
Rickety Engineering
4392 Mellinger Rd.
Canfield, Ohio 44406
E-mail; egor96@aol.com
shop: 330-270-0460
office: 330-793-1173
fax: 330-793-1327
Date of recommendation: 3/7/02
Tony Carubba
Marshall Ford East
Mayfield Hts., Ohio
440-449-1000
works out of his home
Seven Hills, Ohio
home: (440) 838-4038.
Date of recommendation: 5/2002
Mike Bizily (pronouned BIZ-LEE)
Classis Ford
7799 Mentor Ave.
Mentor, OH 44060
"Any SHO owners taking their car here for service should ask for Mike and can rest assured
your SHO will be in good hands."

Oklahoma

Date of recommendation: 12/9/95 
Reynolds Ford, Inc. 
Interstate Drive 
Norman, OK 
Date of recommendation: 6/5/97 
Jeff Miller 
Jeff's Auto Service 
Hwy 70 West 
Lone Grove, OK 73443 
Work Phone: (405) 657-2066 
Home Phone: (405) 657-8283 
Directions: From I-35 the shop is approximately 5 miles West of Ardmore on the north side
of the road.

Pennsylvania

Date of recommendation: 6/7/97 
Brown-Daub Ford 
Nazareth, PA 
Service Advisor: Jeff Mehrholz 
Date of recommendation: 7/22/97 
Woltz & Wind Ford, Inc. 
2100 Washington Pike 
Heidelberg, PA 15106 (Pgh South Area) 
Service Writer: Kenny "K.D." 
Mechanic : Chuck 
412-279-4551 
Date of recomendation: 8/25/97 
E&B Auto Repair 
Thompson and Butler Streets 
Philadelphia. 
Ask for Ed. 
215-743-4121

Tennessee

Date of recommendation: 8/22/97 
Burchett Ford 
Lebanon, TN 
615.444.8221 
Shop Foreman: Lance Davis

Texas

Date of recommendation: 10/25/95 
Hillard Auto Park 
Fort Worth, TX 
817-370-5200 
Date of recommendation: 10/25/95 
Hindman Automotive 
Fort Worth, TX 
817-244-8812 
Date of recommendation : 5/16/99
Arlington Import Service
407 N. Cooper St.
Arlington, TX 76011 
(817) 277-1922
"They've done clutch, front-end, brake and a/c work on my car, and while they're not the
cheapest guys in town, they do great work and are still cheaper than the dealer."
Date of recommendation: 8/9/97 
Powers Automotive 
Chris Powers 
102 Fairview 
Houston, TX 77006 
713.523.7273 
Date of recommendation: 6/7/97, re-recommended several times since.... 
Jerry's Automotive 
8080 Antoine Dr 
Houston, TX 77088-4302 
(281) 999-1461 
Mechanic: Sergio Perfetti (owns a SHO himself). The shop is in far northwest Houston.
[Editor's Note - this is where I have all of my non-warranty work done.] 
Here's an example of a Houston SHO owner's experience with this shop :
"I have a 93 auto w/81K on the speedo.  I noticed a loss of power (until 4,000RPM) and the
shifting of the automatic transmission was lagging behind normal response.  After it became
very pronounced (lack of power) I parked it and had a dealer tow it in.  I will not mention
the dealer.  They kept  my car 4 days and told me "it would be $4,200 plus tax to repair, what
do you want to do?"  I called Sergio at Jerry's Automotive.  After describing my situation, he
said have it towed to his place and he'd look at it.  I had it towed from the dealer to
Jerry's Automotive and ---To make a long story short--he replaced my timing gear, timing belt,
a pin and a seal. and $419 later, I was in business again." 
Date of recommendation: 11/21/97 
Tommy Hawley 
Service Manager 
Central Ford 
4410 Westheimer 
Houston, TX 77020 
713.960.9800 
[Editor's Note - this is where I have all my warranty work done] 
Date of recommendation: 01/08/2000
Randy Woods at
The Master's Touch
8855 W. Freeway Suite 201
Fort Worth, TX 76116
817-560-1963
Comments on a clutch replacement - "Did a great job. Arlington Import (SHO Fame member)
quoted me 12 hours labor. I e-mailed Sergio and called Doug Lewis, both said 8 hours.
Randy quoted 8 and it took him longer, despite the fact that he done others.  I recommend
him for entry because he's fair, competent and knowledgeable on SHO's."
Date of Recommendation : 07/23/98 
Pollard Friendly Ford 
South Loop 289 & Indiana Ave 
Lubbock, Texas 
(806) 797-3441 
"They know what they're doing when it comes to my SHO, and they resolved a couple of
customer service issues to my satisfaction.  They'll get my business every time!" 

Virginia

Date of recommendation: 6/29/96 
Race Prep Motorsports 
777 Seahawk Circle 
Virginia Beach, VA 
(757) 430-2655 Note: Shop is out of business.. anyone have a new recommendation?

Washington

Date of recommendation: 11/4/97 
The Clutch Connection Incorporated 
406 SE Everett Mall Way 
Everett, WA 98208-3259 
425.355.5969 
"Price was half of what the dealer charged and they guarantee their work. Have a
reputation for working on high performance/race cars."

Wisconsin

Date of recommendation: 12/9/95 
These folks will be very familiar to SHO Registry members. They receive regular accolades
on the mailing list. 
Doug and Cathy Mellum
Performance Plus
5308 B King James Way 
Madison, WI 53719 
Voice 608-277-8161 
Fax 608-277-9232