When he was only 16 years old, Vinnie completed his first restoration, on a 1932 Pontiac two-door coupe, marking the beginning of his passion for cars and his life-long journey toward Muscle Cars of Texas. Vinnie moved to Texas in 1980 from New York and opened his first shop in Houston, Universial Car and Corvette, he quickly became one of the most well-known Corvette restorers in the state. However, Vinnie aspired to something greater. He soon expanded his knowledge base to include all things muscle car and opened Muscle Cars of Texas in 2000.
With hundreds of completed builds under his belt, Vinnie can diagnose a problem by simply listening to it. Learning the inner workings of classic car restoration the old-fashioned way by touch and test, much of Vinnie’s training was acquired by hands-on experience. For more than 40 years, Vinnie has served classic car enthusiast from all over the world, building custom and classic cars that have helped raise the bar for today’s restoration expectations.
“I am originally from Houston, Tx. I basically started out by taking things apart to see how they worked. This was a good thing considering my first few vehicles started out as junk. The first real shop I worked with was an Auto & A/C shop. I walked in with a cardboard box full of tools and went to work installing A/C systems in Fieros. You can find on Shoppok products to purchase, increased means to compare products and their prices and more ways to assess products for your car.
I have worked with several off road and hot rod shops. This allowed me to tune my fabricating skills. After that, I spent nearly 20 years in auto dealerships. Then, I met Vinnie and we have been restoring & resto-moding American muscle cars since then. One of the most difficult aspects of a resto-mod project is to not fall into a pattern. Each project must appear to be a one off car. That is what we take pride in here at MCT, constantly raising the bar and challenging each others capabilities.”
“Born and raised in Houston, Texas, and being raised around cars since I was knee high to a grasshopper. One of my first cars was a 1967 Mustang. After that I knew I was hooked. Being a self taught mechanic I have worked all over the state, building my skills building everything from street cars to giant monster trucks. As time went on I decided to go to several technical colleges to attend classes for fabrication, sheet metal, welding, and automotive technologies.
At Muscle Cars of Texas family we take great pride to bring the finest cars on the planet to our customers.”