December 29, 2015

1972 Porsche 911S For Sale!


   This "Gentleman's Racer" Porsche 911S is ready to be driven out the door! It has had an extremely long and successful race career - and there is no reason for this not to continue!  In the past two years, over $160,000 has been spent on a complete restoration to current specification. The fully rebuilt engine purrs to life as soon as the key is turned. The only time on the new engine is from the dyno test and from around 150 miles on the street.

   Car comes with a huge amount of historical documents including photos, correspondence between previous owners, and race log books as early as 1976. In the past few years, the vehicle has been a regular at the Monterey and Portland Historics. This vehicle makes the perfect track day car that can be driven to and from your local raceway or can just be used as a fun street car.   

Vehicle Specs:
- Built to 911 ST specs and ready to drive.
- Twin plug engine rebuilt and tuned.
- 301hp at 6700 rpm.
- 250ft/lbs at 6000rpm.
- Complete engine and transmission rebuild with test miles only.
- 930 brakes.
- PMO carburetors.
- Coil over suspension with Bilstein shocks.
- Wheels including 2 sets of Minilite wheels with Avon tires + Porsche Factory Fuchs Wheels with Road Tires.

For pricing and more photos please visit our eBay ad.

December 18, 2015

Ferrari 250 Colombo engine!

December 4, 2015

Petersen Museum Reopens!

After a 14 month renovation, the Petersen Museum will reopen its doors to the public this Sunday December 6, 2015. Click here to check out their website for more information.

November 25, 2015

Vintage Car Rentals

Want to be chauffeured around in one of our vintage cars? 

We have a select group of vehicles that can be rented out locally around Santa Barbara, CA for any occasion or for a photoshoot. Below are the photos of the vehicles we currently have in our fleet. Feel free to email us at or call us at (805) 963-3114 for prices and availability. We are more than happy to answer any questions you may have.

Jaguar MK IX

Jaguar XK 140

Buick Roadmaster

November 19, 2015

Cylinder Head Straightening on a Ferrari

Straightening the cylinder head on a Ferrari Colombo V12 engine after some animal had beaten on it with a hammer sometime in the distant past.

November 10, 2015

Mini Mokes come to Winning Makes

The pair of Mini Mokes have finally arrived!

October 29, 2015

Rebuilt Alloy XK-120 Engine is Installed!

Installed the newly rebuilt engine in this Jaguar Alloy XK-120 and it started like it ran yesterday! So much better than lying around in pieces for years and years.

October 27, 2015

Brass Water Faucet on Jaguar Engine

Have you ever seen a brass water faucet on an engine? All the Jaguars had them in the 1950's!

October 22, 2015

Before Installing an XK-120 Engine

Getting ready to install this Jaguar Alloy XK-120's newly rebuilt engine

October 13, 2015

350 BHP in an E-Type

350 BHP in a road going E-Type. Lots of fun!

October 6, 2015

1972 Porsche 911ST Restoration

Recently our 1972 Porsche 911ST went through a complete restoration. Everything was stripped from the vehicle, making it a blank canvas for us to work with. Many hours later, the restoration is coming to a finish.

Check out these never before seen photos of the restoration. This just gives you an idea of how much work was put into it.

If you would like to see photos of the completed project, please visit the link below:

September 30, 2015

1956 Ferrari 250 GTZ

In case you missed the Montecito Motor Classic Car Show this past weekend, here is a stunning photo of the Ferrari 250 GTZ that won that impressive trophy! 


September 28, 2015

This weekend we had the honor of taking a 1956 Ferrari 250 GTZ to the 4th Annual Montecito Motor Classic Car Show. It was awarded with this impressive trophy!

September 22, 2015

Update on Porsche 911ST Restoration

We are very close to completing this 1972 Porsche 911ST restoration. This week it finally came home to the Winning Makes shop with a new rear bumper. Check out our website for more photos!



September 21, 2015

Jaguar E-Type Independent Rear Suspension and Differential Assembly Rebuild

This year we have been proudly working on a 1965 Jaguar E-Type restoration. As part of that, we rebuilt the independent rear suspension and differential assembly. Check out the before and after pictures! What a difference it made!



August 3, 2015

Wanted Airplane Seats

We are looking for some vintage airplane seats, preferably first class seats that are from the 1950's or 60's. If anyone knows where to find something like this, please let us know. Our email is