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.