My name is Michael Witt and I live here in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. My home is still in Virginia and I just moved the business from Frederick County Virginia to PawPaw West Virginia in February 2019.
The car bug took a bite on me at a very early age. My Grandfather owned a Sunoco station in town, then a Phillips 66 station with U-Haul rentals. My father and grandfather partnered and opened a car wash in my early teens. Those fond memories will always be with me.
My father and mother decided their passion was in the bakery business, so I became a baker. I once said to my dad," you know, it's oil flowing in my veins, not flour." After a successful run, the business was sold and I went on to further education.
The next step was to find my original passion, cars. I became a line mechanic at a local dealer for 7 years, self employed with a front end alignment shop for 4 years, a fleet manager with a private collection of Classic Cars including 2 from Christie's auction in Pebble Beach for 4 years. It was here that I was nicknamed "Carmichael", and the name remains. The last 9 years I have been with a local restoration shop.
I am a member of The Antique Automobile Club of America, The Horseless Carriage Club, The National Buick Club, The Lost Caravan Corvette Club, The Shenandoah Region AACA, and The Queen City Region AACA.
The enjoyment of getting the cars out and drive them began with the 1993 Del-Mar-Va AACA Glidden Tour. I borrowed a 1923 Cadillac 7 passenger touring HPOF car for the tour. I purchased a 1928 Buick model 28-29 in 1995. This car was certified HPOF and has completed 6 AACA Gliddens. The 2011 Glidden I drove my 1932 Packard 900 Light Eight. One AACA Founders tour has been completed in the 1968 Corvette.
While attending the tours, National shows, Carlisle, and Hershey, the people met have become lifelong friends.
My desire is to offer my services at a reasonable rate, do the work to the best of my ability, and make a lifelong friend along the way.
If you have a project you would like to discuss, give me a call.
Shop open house Fridays 9 am. to 5 pm.
Additional times available by appointment.