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@Tac422 posted:

Well, this is interesting...

 I got the quote for seat tracks  from https://www.vintagespeedsters.com/parts/

and then Wolfgang sent me this

 https://www.vintagemotorcarsin...product/seat-tracks/

The email I recieved from vintagespeedsters is signed "Vintage Motorcar"

Are there 2 companies named Vintage ?

 

 

 

Greg Leach @VSpyder is Vintage Motorcar(s) with an (S) and the guy that bought Kirk's business, fired everyone, moved the business to Arizona, ruined the business, and sold it to someone else is named Vintage Speedsters  but the parent company was called Vintage Motorcar  without the (S). 

It's confusing I know. But if I were you I'd buy from Greg at Vintage Motorcars because he's done a lot for this hobby.

@Robert M posted:

It's confusing I know. But if I were you I'd buy from Greg at Vintage Motorcars because he's done a lot for this hobby.

THIS ^^^^^!

For a bit more background, Kirk was located in the Hawaiian Gardens location since his beginning. Greg's father set Greg up with the molds and jigs for the former ACI Spyder.

Greg started making Spyders around 1995 or so, then moved to Stanton CA at some point. There may have been one more address in there at some point, but I don't recall it.

When Kirk and Mary decided to retire, they sold the business to a Justin(??) who immediately moved the business to Arizona, and did it over Christmas vacation. Kirk's former employees were left in the lurch. They all thought they were just going to be working for a different owner.

Greg Leach got wind of this and proceeded to a) hire all Kirk's guys and b) move his business BACK to Hawaiian Gardens where he started. At that point Greg started making Speedsters, and bent-window coupes(which he already had in the pipeline). He still makes Spyders also, and does air and watercooled(Subaru) in ALL three cars.

As a disclaimer, I have purchased two Spyders from Greg, one in 2002 and the other in 2016. He makes a great product, and has improved the function of the cars(less initial problems) and certainly the fit and finish.

I believe that the Arizona operation is on it's second or third owner since moving there.

I don't know about you, but I'd spend my money in a business with some longevity.

The only choices for me would be either Beck/SE, Intermeccanica, or Vintage Motorcars in California. They've all been around for years, and have great customer service, even after the sale.

Last edited by DannyP

@Tac422   

As an aside, I bought a pair of those $24.95 beauties from Speedway Motors and they were OK, but that's about it.  Best thing about them is that they're under an inch high so if you're looking for really low seats they fill the bill.  They offer a different pair from Sparco for $80 that I would assume is much better quality.  

In the end, I swapped out the Speedway $24.99 glides for the Chrysler glides that came with my seats and the quality and glide action is mucho better.  If you really want some el Cheapo glides, PM me and you can have my Speedway pair if you pay shipping.

Last edited by Gordon Nichols

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