Late Model Service Foreman – Engine Builder
Pat has a lifetime of experience and expertise as a lead technician in Automotive Service. He has been our engine builder and machinist for years, creating powerful motors with proven reliability. Pat has the experience and expertise to solve even the most challenging problems facing modern technicians. Combined with his methodical workmanship, Pat excels as Berkshire County’s best and most accomplished automotive technicians.
An early interest in cars started with a cousin going to Lime Rock Park. That interest evolved into a career with Automobiles that started over 35 years ago. A high school internship in an Autobody shop and a Grandfather with a repair shop taught Roger all the basics before he could drive. A long stint as a service manager led to his own repair business for almost ten years. Keeler Jaguar Land Rover, Keeler Mini BMW and Land Rover Famington Valley all added dealer training and experience. Like most talented Technicians, the years of varied experience all make Roger a critical part of the restoration and service side of Donovan Motorcar.
Patrick is the lead member of the restoration shop. He graduated from automotive technical school and rebuilt the engine and upgraded his Saab with a stick shift transmission. His passion is the meticulous restoration of vintage Jaguars, assembling them with the utmost care, and upgrading them with modern technology. Patrick’s expertise includes sound and temperature insulation, better suspension components and performance tires. He is also our upholstery and fit and finish expert.
A California native, he trained at the Briggs Cunningham museum under the Curator, Van Dewater when it was in Newport Beach. He followed Van DeWater and his son to Van Dewater Precision in Bellflower CA, where restoration of premier Italian margues was the primary business, restoring Ferraris, Lamborghinis and Bizzarinis. There he was mentored by Bill DeCarr in the Concours preparation. He looks forward to working on your restoration project.
Kathy joined the Donovan Motorcar family in the spring of 2009. A Berkshire County native, she has over 21 years of bookkeeping and office experience.
Anissa joined our staff in the summer of 2016 with over 25 years of bookkeeping experience. She is the daily support of Donovan Motorcar Service. The expertise she exhibits in overseeing the finances is second to none. Anissa is always willing to drop her current tasks to help with answers to our questions and without her support our jobs would be impossible.
David was born into the automotive world and has been with Donovan’s since 1991. David is the logistical engineer for Donovan Motorcar Service’s Vintage Race Team and also helps with preparation of the race cars and miscellaneous shop work. As an experienced crew chief and SCCA official, David has an impressive track background. Dave has been extensively involved in all sorts of automotive competition from SCCA road racing, ice racing, autocross and rallies for over 50 years. With this experience Dave brings a great deal of knowledge to the staff of Donovan Motorcar Service
Grace joins Donovan Motorcar Service with a Mechanical Engineering degree from Smith College. She built and raced her Mazda Miata, designing and constructing her own roll cage while a Junior at Smith College. With previous experience at a professional race shop she is working on Vintage Jaguars to the delight of us all. Grace is campaigning her SPEC Miata race car with the SCCA. Look for her at all of our race events working on one or more of our Vintage XKE's.
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Dean automotive passion dates back to when today’s vintage cars were new. His first car off the production line was a fastback Chevrolet he painted at his dad’s body shop at ten. His interest in British cars started with Austin Healey’s and his first job was as a 17 year old mechanic at British Motor Service in New Jersey. A ride in a Porsche Speedster turned him on to German car’s before he had his license. He then found the 1958 Porsche Speedster he still owns. He loves cars of all descriptions and brings an engineering background to his interest of high performance sports cars.
Donovan Motorcar Service - Our Staff
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