It is official—Redline Motorsports (Schenectady, NY) has announced its move to Pompano Beach, Florida, nestled directly in the middle between Miami and Palm Beach as each is a short 35 minute drive north or south of Pompano Beach. The news comes after Redline Motorsports celebrates a 12 year history in its New York home but the move is happening with excitement and exceptional growth potential.
“The move was required to sustain the growth we’ve experienced in the past few years,” says Howard Tanner, proprietor of the famous EFI specialty shop. He continues, “our marketing plan heading into the future is bringing Redline to a higher level in service and performance and South Florida’s excellent weather all year will allow us to grow to those expectations.” Redline will continue development and production of its specialty cars, including the HTR series, Baldwin Performance models, and a soon-to-be announced limited edition Camaro based off the ZL1 platform. In addition to the dealer-sold vehicles the shop is expanding its services to be a full-service custom shop as well as a horsepower haven.
Another major reason for the move is Pompano Beach’s close proximity to Palm Beach International Raceway (PBIR) and Homestead-Miami Speedway, both less than 40 minutes away and open 12 months of the year with dozens of regular events and test/tune sessions. And if Tanner and his Redline entity needed even more convincing the move to Florida is the right one—the major automotive enthusiast’s magazine brands GM High Tech Performance, Super Chevy, and Vette Magazines are headquartered in Tampa. “I’ve worked really well with those magazines over the past several years and being much closer to their offices will ensure our friendship and professional working relationship continues to grow bigger and better,” explains Tanner. He also pointed out Two Guys Garage, featured on the Speed Channel, has its studio in Tampa as well. Tanner adds, “Two Guys Garage is filming the build of a customer’s 800hp Supercar Camaro this summer, which is exciting because being in Florida helped solidify the 30- minute TV show deal.”
The HTR Performance vehicles will continue being offered through a dealer and Redline has teamed up with Tropical Chevrolet, located 15 minutes from South Beach Miami. Tropical Chevrolet is one of the leaders in the Camaro and Corvette market of South Florida. “I am grateful and humbled by the success we experienced with DeNooyer Chevrolet in New York. It was a great relationship and we produced an awesome performance model that was different from the norm. Our new Florida location, however, necessitated the need to find a dealer that was local to the shop and Tropical Chevrolet made the most sense. It’s a strong dealership with deep roots in the community—they are the perfect partner for continuing the HTR and Baldwin Performance lines of vehicles,” expresses Tanner.
In closing Tanner says, “I would like to thank all of our customers who have stood by us and helped us grow to the prominent performance shop that Redline is today. Without your support and loyalty we could never have achieved the level of growth and prominence in the performance markets.” Tanner is referring all New York local customers to Northeast Speed; he says “I am happy to report that Jim Jennings of Northeast Speed (email@example.com) and I have formed an alliance to help provide services to Redline customers in New York. I consider Northeast Speed a sort-of satellite facility to Redline and our customers can feel comfortable and confident in bringing their vehicles there.” There shop number is (518-842- FAST (3278).
The current Redline phone number, 518/355-8460 will continue to be in service. Please stay tuned to www.Redline-Motorsports.com for its new address, facility information, and the latest happenings in the Redline Motorsports world. New for 2012 is our Redline Newsletter program which will keep our customers up to date. Anyone interested can send a request to firstname.lastname@example.org!