Friday, June 30, 2006

Career Opportunities at Motorheads

Motorheads Performance of Leesville, Texas is growing, and in order to continue meeting the needs of our customers, we're looking for highly qualified technicians to join us.

Due to the increasing demand for our performance upgrade, restoration and maintenance services, we're looking for new technicians to help us keep up with our expansion. We're accepting applications from individuals who are passionate about their work with cars and trucks, and who feel they have special skills to offer.

At Motorheads Performance, we pride ourselves on the quality of our services and on our level of customer care. We want to ensure the best of service even during our times of growth and change. If you like variety, take pride in your work, and work well with others, Motorheads wants to hear from you. Send us an e-mail or letter explaining a bit about your work history and why Motorheads Performance appeals to you. Contact or write to: Motorheads Performance, 4487 FM 1682, Leesville, TX 78122

For more information on Motorheads Performance please visit Motorheads Performance specializes in cars and trucks of the 1920's through 1970's. Upgrade, restoration and maintenance services are available for antiques, classics, hot rods, muscle cars, trucks and customs. Motorheads also provides repair, maintenance and restoration services for trailers.

Sunday, June 25, 2006

Car Show Tee Shirts Available

If you missed out on the show, or missed getting your Motorheads Car Show tee shirt, you can purchase them here.

We have S, M, L, XL, XXL shirts available for only $10.00 each, plus S&H of 5.00. E-mail with your request and we'll send over a paypal invoice which you can pay right from your e-mail. We'll get your shirt(s) right out to you once we receive your order confirmation.

Send your complete name, address, phone and e-mail address, along with the quantity and sizes of the shirts you'd like.

Monday, June 19, 2006

Parts for Restoration Projects

At Motorheads Performance we are often asked about parts used for restoring older vehicles of the 1920's through 1970's, since this is our specialty. With advent of the internet, on-line shopping has certainly opened up a world of parts and products for restoring your old beauty.

Sometimes, you can find body and engine parts by visiting local bone yards or scrap dealers. While it can be a hit-or-miss proposition, some real treasures still exist if you are knowledgeable about what to look for. Knowledge of what are reasonable and fair prices is something that time and experience brings. Sellers typically charge what the market will bear, and sometimes hard-to-find parts sell at a premium. If a price sounds too good to be true, make sure that it is really the deal that you think it is.

Aftermarket companies for classic and antique cars are popping up all over the place, offering everything from reproduction parts to modern technologies made to work with older vehicles. Vintage Air is a classic example of an aftermarket product which has found a good niche of supplying superb quality air conditioning systems for all types of classic and antique vehicles...and they've done their homework to ensure that the systems work properly with each particular make and model.

Motorheads' approach to obtaining parts is rather unique. We encourage our customers to go on line and hunt for parts themselves. Many people enjoy this part of restoration more than actually doing the work of installing or fixing. If this is your thing, we'll work with you to make sure you're purchasing the right parts for your particular vehicle, you can make the purchase directly, and we'll do the installation or repair for you. You get total control of your parts budget, you know exactly what you're getting, and you stay involved in the process.

Now, we also realize that sometimes you don't like the hassle of having to look through the multitude of parts that exist. Sometimes there are very minor variations between makes, models or years - and these make a difference in the exact parts which you can use. You'll need to consider whether you are wanting stock parts, manufacturer remakes, or aftermarket products. Motorheads Performance can help you weigh the pros and cons of each, and discuss how these parts will affect your vehicle's performance.

Mistakes such as purchasing parts that don't fit, or aren't correct for your make & model, can be expensive. You may purchase a set of window cranks for your '41, but depending upon the model you have, the parts are different and the ones you buy may not fit your vehicle. Is the cam you are considering made for a 2 bolt main. Will you need to swap out your rear end or perform other modifications if you change out? Purchasing a performance part just because it's the trendy thing to do can often result in very expensive modifications elsewhere, or creating havoc in your engine's performance elsewhere. For instance, purchasing that trendy new intake manifold may boost hp bragging rights, but it isn't doing your performance any good unless you're also paying attention to your exhaust (an all-too-often made mistake). It pays to do your homework thoroughly and compare all your options before making a purchase. Saving a buck is good, but sometimes it can end up costing you more in the long-run.

Got a question or a problem you'd like help solving? Let Motorheads Performance help you. Call us anytime at 830-424-3883 or e-mail Guy and I are always available for your calls. Our shop is open Wednesday through Sunday from 8am to 6pm because we realize you need hours convenient for YOU. We're here to help you realize your dreams.

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Special for Car Show Participants

Motorheads Performance is offering a 10% discount to those of you who attended Motorheads 2nd Annual Car Show & Swap in Gonzales, Texas this past Saturday, June 10th. The discount applies to labor only on services scheduled and performed at Motorheads of Leesville, Texas. Discounts are good through the end of 2006 (scheduled and completed in 2006 or scheduled and in progress if long-term restoration project).

Motorheads Performance specializes in cars and trucks of the 1920's to 1970's. Antiques, classics, customs, hot rods, trucks, street rods and muscle cars. We perform upgrades and repairs on engines, suspensions, wiring and electrical, injection systems, exhaust systems and more. Full restoration services are also available.

Contact Motorheads Performance at 830-424-3883 or e-mail We look forward to working with you on your project.

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Playmate to Make Reappearance at Car Show?

Motorheads Car Show was honored to have Playboy Playmate Rebecca Ramos select our Celebrity's Choice Award for our 2006 show. Her choice of cars was our #44 entry, a 2002 Ford Mustang Roush II convertible belonging to Pete Leura.

Lucky Pete walked off with a trophy awarded by the January 2003 centerfold, as well as receiving our Ladies Choice trophy and 1st Place in our 1980's & Up class. He'll be pleased to receive the photo of his award presentation which is on it's way! Pete's great looking red Roush Mustang boasts lambo doors, customized interior, hood and sound/video systems and runs a 4.6 injected engine that turns 365 hp. Our congratulations to Pete for putting together such a spectacular car!

Turns out that our Celebrity Guest had a great time at the show and will consider an appearance next year if ya'll are interested! (We had many of you ask if she'd be back again next year.) We need to hear from you. If you would like another shot at catching Rebecca's eye with your car, e-mail me at Let her know you want her at the show...send a fan letter...send a picture of the car you'll be bringing...send a brief history on your ride...convince her that she won't want to miss out! If I hear from enough of you, I'll let her know you want her back again in June 2007 and to put Motorheads 3rd Annual Car Show on her busy calendar! Let's hear from you soon...

Next year's event is scheduled for Saturday, June 11, 2007. Stay tuned for news on events by Motorheads Performance ( by checking back regularly. We've got great things planned. For more info on the annual car show visit