About L'Cars Automotive Specialties
Auto Restoration & Metal Fabrication Company
In 1978 my goal was to put a Restoration business together that addressed all the Nightmares I heard car owners discussing at every car show I attended. All their concerns were about Control and Responsibility of the restorer. Many Auto Restoration shops are no more than General Contractors using their storefront as a place of disassembly and assembly while using sub-contractors to provide the actual operations. This increases the car owners cost as transportation and double handling of every component is inevitably passed along to the consumer. At L'CARS ALL PHASES OF RESTORATION ARE PERFORMED ( IN-HOUSE )!
L'Cars has assembled and trained over the past 30 years Master Craftsmen in:
- Metal shaping
- Custom Body Design
- Structural and Interior Wood work from Ash pillars to fine cabinetry and veneers
- Custom Upholstery
- Authentic upholstery Vinyl Tops and convertible tops
- Complete mechanical restoration
- Engine Rebuilding
- Transmission rebuilding
- Differential rebuilding
- Brake and Clutch service
- Machining services
- Custom welding of cast iron, aluminum, magnesium, stainless, pot metal, copper and brass
- Complete paint process, lacquers, enamels, base coat/clear coat
- Custom Grapics and pinstriping
- Repair and preparation of all trim and bumpers prior to plating
L'Cars Automotive Specialties has just celebrated its 20th Year of placing Award winners at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance. Restoration of American and European Classics in competition include Bugatti, Rolls Royce, Delahaye, Bentley, Talbot, Duesenberg, V-16 and V-12 Cadillac, Franklin, Packard, Pierce Arrow Lincoln, Daimler, Jaguar, Morgan, Austin Healy, Horsch, Morgan, Alfa Romeo.
The same skill and dedication we provide for the multi-million dollar cars is performed the same way by the same craftsmen on every project. Classics as well as custom cars Custom Trucks, Military Vehicles and Custom Motorcycles, we are passionate about all things on wheels including: hot rods, street rods, exotic cars, muscle cars, foreign cars, vintage race cars and collectible cars.
Since 1979, L'Cars mission statement has been: To perform quality restoration using the best techniques and materials available, and to return part of the profit to the youth programs of the community.
For 25 years, L'Cars Automotive Specialties has worked with any youth interested in a career in the automotive field, from 8th grade Career Fairs to job shadowing and high school tours of our Barron County Automotive Specialty Facility and Rusk County Collision Repair Center. We support the Wisconsin Technical College automotive programs, with positions on both the Advisory Council and the WITC Foundation Committee. In addition to the community service and environmental scholarships we make available to area high school graduates, we also contribute 5 vocational scholarships every year.
100% of the staff of Classic Auto Collision Center (our Bruce, WI location) are WITC graduates, and most were scholarship recipients from various schools in Rusk County. 50% of the staff at L'Cars are WITC or Wyoming Technical Institute graduates, and 75% take advantage of continuing education classes at WITC in Rice Lake, WI, paid for by the company.
L'Cars Automotive Specialties currently sponsors many fund raising events for the Blue Hills District of the Boy Scouts of America, and Bob Lorkowski, our President, is finance chairman for the 4 county 3500 square mile district.