Check out this 1932 Ford Coupe custom built by John and Linda Cornelius!
Check out this 1932 Ford Coupe custom built by John and Linda Cornelius!
From compacts to SUV’s, Vans and Trucks, imports and domestic, even trailers and hitches. We have top of the line equipment and expert technicians who perform diagnostics before any repair is done.
With a complete exhaust shop we do everything from welding a broken muffler hanger to replacing a complete exhaust system. We have a full line of performance exhaust parts including mufflers and cat-back systems.
With performance parts from cold air intake kits, computer chips, modules and programmers, we are a full installation facility. Everything sold here can be installed on your vehicle.
Our work has developed a following with Hot Rod and Classic Car owners that demand the highest level of quality and workmanship for their cars. When your vehicle is at Automotive Excellence Inc., it will be serviced and repaired by the BEST. Our work has to be done right the first time, every time. We give you the best customer service and value.
RV owners find it difficult to find a facility that will handle their large motor homes. We are equipped to handle most motor homes up to 34 Ft.
We have been serving Orange County and Southern California since 1987. A large percentage of the vehicles that are serviced by us are referred by satisfied customers.
The level of service we provide is better than your local dealership and we also save you a great deal of money over ANY dealer price.
7522 Slater Ave #100, Huntington Beach, CA 92647
|House of Kolor® was founded in 1956 by world-renowned custom painter, Jon Kosmoski. Jon had rebuilt a ’40 Chevy Coupe and took it to the best paint shop in town. After having the car returned to him with a less than satisfactory paint job from the “best” shop in town, Jon knew it could be done better and decided to learn how.|
|Jon quickly became well-known for his skills as a custom painter, however, he was displeased with the problematic nitrocellulose laquers and alkyd enamels of that day, which would sometimes sun-fade or cold-crack.|
Jon wanted something better and if it wasn’t out there out then he would have to invent it. Together with a doctor in polymer chemistry Jon set out to produce custom paints that wouldn’t tarnish, crack or sun-fade, even in severe climates or radical temperature changes. In addition, it would withstand the many coats required for a custom job. When Jon’s products and skills came together his paint jobs began to win awards, and people began to talk. Word spread and by 1965 House of Kolor® was nationally renowned as the high-caliber paint for customizing vehicles.
|In 1997 House of Kolor® became part of the Valspar Automotive Coatings Division. Jon continues to play an important role in House of Kolor®. He travels around the world conducting training classes, and continues to share his innovative ideas, helping to keep House of Kolor® on the leading edge of custom automotive coatings.|
|House of Kolor® maintains its integrity and reputation as a leader in the custom coatings industry by using only the finest ingredients in the production of its award-winning paint products. Our unique product line gives custom painters the freedom to use their imaginations to design, invent, and create “one of a kind” custom paint jobs.|
Painted by Krisztian Atkari from Csongrad, Hungary
|We at House of Kolor® invite you – whether you are a seasoned veteran painter or someone just getting their feet wet – to try our products and see what amazing finish our products mixed with your imagination can produce for you.|
What began as Shane and Karen Mustoe’s shared passion for European and American collector cars has evolved into 20,000 square feet of showroom, mechanical repair and body shop space, otherwise known as Brighton Motorsports and Brighton Ranch Paint & Body. These two entities work together seamlessly under one umbrella to deliver an old-world commitment to excellence while servicing your vehicle and assuring your complete satisfaction.
Shane’s first sports car was a 1964 MGB. He bought it in 1972 while he was in high school. By the age of 20 he had bought and sold numerous British, Italian and iconic American Cars. While Shane’s taste in cars is very diverse and eclectic, he recognizes the common thread that binds car people together and enjoys them as much as the cars themselves. In his opinion, “cars are meant to be driven.” Accordingly, he is proud to offer many driver-quality automobiles in the Brighton collection, thereby keeping his own passion alive as well as that of other driver-collectors.
Karen’s love for cars began in childhood. She grew up in Texas where she and her father would ride motorcycles and follow changes in car design with keen interest. To this day, attending a great car auction takes precedence over a day of shopping with the girls. In 1988, Karen moved to Scottsdale where she began a career in sales and marketing. Brighton Motorsports provides her the opportunity to combine her business acumen with her passion for cars. Karen’s favorite part of the day is sharing her love of cars with her customers.
Whoever coined the term “Car Guy” likely had Vince in mind. He is passionate about all things automotive, from vintage and collectible cars all the way up to the newest, yet-to-be-introduced concept cars. At Brighton Motorsports, the care of the collection and customers is his top priority, helping make the dream of owning a prized vehicle a reality for collectors and enthusiasts. He’s owned and restored a number of important collectible cars. His personal favorites are American muscle-cars, and today he’s assisting his son’s restoration of a 1974 Chevrolet Nova Super Sport. Vince is also a widely-known automotive journalist, and you may have seen him hosting automotive TV segments or new car reviews for The Weekend Drive.
Jeff Burwell - Team Master Technician
Over the past 22 years, Jeff has owned his own repair shop, has served as a service manager at two dealerships and has gained the necessary skills to build or fabricate solutions when traditional means don’t exist. His success has come from hard work, a love for cars and extensive training. He’s an A.S.E. Certified Master Technician, Chrysler Gold, Hyundai Platinum and EPA Emissions certified tech. After all this, he still considers working on anything mechanical a hobby.
Patrick Byrne - Team Master Technician
As a kid, Patrick worked at his uncle’s car lot during the summer. He’s been involved with the repair and restoration of vintage and non-vintage cars and motorcycles ever since. He has achieved note as an A.S.E. re-Certified Master Technician, BMW Certified Technician and is a former Infiniti Shop foreman. Patrick wisely married Lora, the daughter of a mechanic, so his elaborate display of cars in his driveway and any time spent underneath them are completely understood at home.
Chuck Banning - Team Master Technician
Chuck arrived in Encino California from Canada in October 1964 after working on MG’s and Triumph’s for three years. In California he worked for Frank Millard Sports Cars where he performed Pre Delivery Inspections for five years on new Jaguars, MG’s, Aston Martin’s, Sunbeams and Triumph’s. He moved to Arizona in 1969 to work for Fletchers Chevrolet which took over the Jaguar Dealership in Phoenix. When that went out of business, he moved to Scottsdale Jaguar in the summer of 1985 until January 2006 when he retired. We are privileged to have Chuck along with all of his vast, wisdom, experience and humor on our team!
Jay Lewton - Team Operations Manager, Brighton Ranch Paint & Body
Jay worked beside his grandfather and father for years in his family owned car dealership in Ohio. By the age of 16 he perfected the restoration process and was painting. By 20 he was a Certified Spies Hecker Painter and honing the craft of custom painting. He became the General Manager of a large collection of body shops, working with major insurance companies and handling large fleet accounts. Jay is I-Car Gold Certified and an A.S.E. Certified Estimator as well as a Certified PPG Painter. Of all the cars he’s worked on, his passion is Jeeps. His own Jeep is an all-original, 1985 Jeep CJ-7.