Muscle Cars

Connecticut Muscle Car Restoration Shop Teams Up With Local Race Car Driver To Create National Show Quality Drag Car

MIDDLEFIELD, CT (PRWEB) February 10, 2005

Muscle car restoration shop E-Muscle, LLC and race car driver Rodney Bitgood have teamed up to complete a 1969 Camaro Drag Car. This is a new project for Connecticut born race car driver Bitgood, that is replacing his former race car, a 1972 Chevy Nova. This car will be running in the 10.5” tire class, “The hottest racing class out there right now!” says Brian Chaffee, owner of E-Muscle LLC.

“We will be completing all the body work, paint, and stripes to perfection, for this high profile vehicle, all within 30 days”, says Chaffee. He believes this project will help expand E-Muscle’s local profile, and promote acknowledgment with the racing segment of the muscle car industry. Bitgood, owner of Cromwell Automotive, has been racing cars for many years and is well known in the New England drag racing circuit. The combination of forces from these two well known industry specialists is bound to spark some major interest from racing and muscle car enthusiasts alike.

The carÂ’s local debut will be on May 14th, 2005, at the E-Muscle official grand opening and muscle car expo. The high performance vehicle will be showcased at New England racing events, car shows, and cruise nights by Cromwell Automotive Racing, Scrivener Performance, and the E-Muscle teams. Visit for more information.

About E-Muscle, LLC:

E-Muscle started in January of 2001 selling muscle and classic car parts through E bay. In 2002, the business expanded into a larger facility in order to incorporate larger shipping and storage stations. As of 2004, the business was restructured to focus on the actual application of parts to the cars in restoration process, and expanded to include paint, body fabrication and repair, mechanical/engine work, and interior designs and conversions.

Contact Information

E-Muscle, LLC

860-349-4570 (office)

860-349-6393 (fax)


Muscle Cars

Automotive Pastimes Adds Space, Services; Loveland Repair Shop Now Offers Detailing & Muscle Car Services

Loveland, CO (PRWEB) April 12, 2006

Automotive Pastimes, which has provided affordable, high-quality car repair services to area drivers for nearly 13 years, has expanded operations and added services at its 240 South Cleveland location. The garage now offers professional detailing, as well as a full-service muscle car shop. It will continue to offer reliable, high-quality auto repair for those with a “daily driver” that needs service.

The new detail bay will be managed by Ben Fair, who previously worked for another area detail shop. Automotive Pastimes now offers complete, professional detailing to wholesale and retail customers. Detail services can be performed on cars, boats, trucks, RVs, motorcycles and muscle cars.

The shop’s expansion also includes the addition of a full-service muscle car shop, where drivers of classic American muscle cars can bring their autos for service, including carburetor work and tune-ups, up to full engine re-build services.

Automotive Pastimes previously occupied the front of the building, and was able to expand due to the retirement of the radiator shop owner who did business from the rear of the building. A grand opening will be held later in the spring, and feature a display of muscle cars from several area enthusiasts. The shop will continue to be a stop for Friday Cruise Night drivers during the spring and summer.

Automotive Pastimes was founded and is run by Brad Andringa. Andringa is a lifelong car enthusiast with 18 years of experience in automotive repair. Automotive Pastimes provides repair services for all makes and models of cars, foreign and domestic.

Other services offered include engine diagnostics and repair, rebuild or replacement, electrical system repair, and drivetrain service, including clutch and transmission replacement, and oil changes.

Automotive Pastimes and Brad Andringa can be reached at (970) 690-5257. Automotive Pastimes, 240 South Cleveland, is in the bright blue building just across from the Thompson School District offices at the south end of the “mechanics’ row” that occupies the east side of the block.

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