Top Shops

  • 10 CARSTAR stores were recognized by Mitchell as recipients of the 2014 AutocheX Solution Premier Achiever Award.
  • Like any new business owner, Ron Haugen was all verve and vigor when he opened Westside Auto Pros in 1997. A repair shop on the outskirts of Des Moines, Iowa, he soon realized all his experience as a technician just wasn’t cutting it when it came to commerce. 
    Robert Bravender
  • Most independent shops start out as a vision of being your own boss, of building success on your own accomplishments. David Estes realized this through an unusual route: He bought a shop on Craigslist.
    Robert Bravender
  • Those who have been recognized through the Motor Age Top Shops program over the years will get special perks if they register to attend Automechanika Chicago, April 24-26. 
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  • Motor Age is again seeking the best of the best to highlight as our 2015 Top Shops! Whether you think your shop is one of the overall best in U.S., or that you excel in one area, here is a chance to get recognized in the Top Shops section of December's Motor Age print issue.  
    Motor Age - Service Repair
  • In the history of Top Shop submissions, rarely if ever will you find a restoration/custom shop in the running. This didn’t stop Stephen and Denise Ramsey from putting Ramsey’s Rods and Restoration into the hat, since they have a unique niche market backed up by a strong operational philosophy.
    Robert Bravender
  • The Advanstar Automotive Group has announced that George’s Sierra Shell in Fontana, Calif., is the 2014 Motor Age Top Shop. 
  • The real legacy isn’t in this shop's name or its owners, but in the family’s principled approach to doing business.
    Robert Bravender