$39 million in cars, given the white glove treatment.
Consider for a moment the responsibility we accept when moving a client’s rare and ofttimes irreplaceable vintage Porsche. The entire process requires complete focus, years of experience, and precise choreography. For Labor Day weekend this year, we were challenged like never before.
Lime Rock Park’s Historics Festival is one of the finest annual vintage automobile gatherings in North America. Each year, a noted collector is chosen to be featured under the tent. For 2021, the nod went to renowned architect Steven Harris. Steven’s Porsche collection is truly extraordinary, rivaling the best in the world. We’ve been fortunate to have cared for many of his cars over the years and can attest to the quality, beauty and diversity of his curation.
For this year’s Historic Festival, 24 of Steven’s cars needed to moved between three locations over the course of four days. We were honored to receive the call to handle the transport, but also [...]
Glickenhaus expands dealer and service network with HK Motorcars and SpeedSport Tuning
SpeedSport Tuning is pleased to announce we have been named as the exclusive service and support center for HK Motorcars. HK Motorcars is the Northeast factory dealership for SCG, aka Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus. Founder Jim Glickenhaus and company are building an exciting range of competition-proven performance vehicles for street, track and even off-road. Conveniently located adjacent to SCG’s Connecticut factory, SpeedSport will be handling delivery, service and full track support. SCG’s cars are proven in international competition, from the Nürburgring to Baja, where the outrageous Glickenhaus Boot has won its class in its first two years of competition.
We recently completed the first US track test and delivery for the exciting new SCG 004C race car, pictured above. The center seat, V8-powered carbon fiber 004 is available in a range of tune [...]
As usual, our track season kicked off at Sebring with four events beginning with PBOC at the end of January through International GT in late February. In addition to our own SpeedSport Tuning clients, we collaborated with Monticello Motor Club and provided support for their members as well. We’ve had a trusted partnership with MMC since their early days and we look forward to another fantastic season working with their members and staff.
The annual 48 Hours of Sebring PCA event started even earlier for us as we began the week with our good friends at David Murry Track Days. And of course there was rain…because…Sebring. Dave Kuchrawy, Andrew Marks and Gene Raymondi all raced under our awning and got tons of track time. In the PCA race weekend, Dave finished 5th in race one, 4th in race two and [...]
After careful consideration of the most recent Executive Order (7G) by Connecticut Governor Lamont, which considers auto repair an essential service, SpeedSport Tuning and SST Auto will remain open to take care of our customers.
We will continue to follow all CDC guidelines to prevent the spread of Covid-19 in order to keep our employees, our customers and our community safe.
Our office and shop will remain locked during the day. All customers who choose to drop off their vehicles will leave the keys in the secure drop box next to our front office door.
Disinfectant wipes are provided for you to wipe your keys prior to putting them in the drop box.
Keys, and all surfaces that we come in contact with both inside and outside your vehicle [...]
January, 2020 – Bryan Lagas, the General Manager of Speedsport Tuning and SST Auto, has formally purchased the business. Speedsport/SST begins the new decade with the same staff and department heads clients have depended on, yet with a renewed sense of purpose and a forward-looking mission.
Speedsport Tuning began life 30 years ago as a small Porsche performance shop owned by Larry Prentiss in Norwalk, Connecticut. The shop had a good reputation and eventually attracted Porsche technician Spencer Cox. After working for Larry for a couple of years, Spencer purchased the business, fully embracing local enthusiasts and the burgeoning Porsche Club Racing scene. With steady growth, the business outgrew its location and moved to Danbury in 2005 and then to its current 32,000 square foot location in 2010.
While Speedsport’s reputation in the Porsche [...]
Ex-Porsche racer is guest of honor in prestigious Connecticut shop
Porsche factory driver and racing icon David Murry was the guest of honor at Speedsport Tuning on Tuesday, February 21. (Photo above of Speedsport Tuning founder Spencer Cox and Porsche factory racer David Murry.) Speedsport Tuning held the event to host the Porsche Club of America’s Connecticut Valley Region Chapter. Before the main event, the hundreds of attendees were treated to a gourmet buffet and tours of Speedsport’s immaculate facilities. The guests were able to interact with Speedsport’s department heads and get up-close and personal with some truly phenomenal machinery on display.
“These guys really know how to throw an event,” said Robert, one of the many excited guests. “I’ve never seen a Porsche RSK in person before. And the race shop! All those Cup cars in one place. Wow.” The Vintage Department [...]
At the season-ending Daytona PCA race weekend, Speedsport Tuning clients feasted on the asphalt and the podium.
Jack McCarthy won the national GTB3 Championship and set a new lap record at Daytona in his Speedsport-built Cayman.
Charlie Craig won the GTB2 Championship in his rookie season! Charlie also received his first Worker’s Choice Award at Daytona. (Photo above of Charlie Craig at speed on the Daytona banking in his Speedsport Tuning-prepared, championship-winning Cayman!)
Speedsport Tuning founder Spencer Cox won both of his races and clinched the GTC4 National Championship in his GT3 Cup.
Carlos Gomez set a new GTB1 lap record in his Axis of Oversteer sponsored Cayman.
Monticello Motor Club President Ari Straus won both sprints and set a new lap record in his F-Class Boxster. If that wasn’t enough, Ari [...]