As I mentioned a couple of weeks ago, I was invited to see Bob Smith’s shop “Coachworks” in Gainsville, TX, and I decided to seize the moment and grab a flight to Dallas before it got too hot. It was cold and blustery in Newark NJ where my flight was departing, but I knew if I could just make it in the air, the weather was guaranteed to be warmer where I was headed. The bad weather canceled one flight, but I managed to reschedule to a later flight and fly out out!
Right after I landed, Frank Botti picked both Tom Wilson and myself at DFW airport, and we headed to Norwood Performance in Dallas. I’ve heard a lot of things about this performance shop, first opened by its namesake, Bob Norwood. Norwood Performance had a reputation for building turbo charged, over the top, performance cars, but eventually James Patterson, a former employee purchased Norwood performance from Mr. Norwood as he perused other projects.
James still collaborates with Bob Norwood, but today focuses on servicing and repairing all types of sports cars. Their focus is Ferraris, but will work on anything interesting. We met up with Greg Brendel, a local Vintage Ferrari owner getting his 275GTS in for a fluid change.
If the GTS was not exotic enough for us, he also had this “pimped out” Maserati Quattroporte in for service.
These wheels matched the paint on the Maser, and were 24s!
Once James washed up, he met us all for dinner in Highland Park, and the talk all night was about….Vintage Ferraris!
Set the Date!
Saturday May 5th 2012
The Radcliffe/Tomyang.net Spring Car Show
The 5th Annual show brought to you by car guys, for car guys
12340 Owings Mills Boulevard
Reisterstown, Maryland 21136
Register Early for Show Cars, spectators are free!
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