Ravenna – Two titans in the world of custom cars have formed a partnership in Northeast Ohio. Portage Trim and Mongoose Motorsports, of Ravenna, have teamed up to become one of the most formidable custom motor vehicle shops around.
Portage Trim, founded over 30 years ago by Bob and Kathy Mosher, grew from a respected automotive accessory shop in the early years, into a large and highly respected custom upholstery shop today. They have a top-notch team and their work has been showcased on popular TV Shows, including several cars at Barrett-Jackson. Building cars for Street Rodder Power Tour and Hot Rod Power Tour, among other projects, have earned them numerous prestigious awards nationwide. “We are excited to be working in a larger facility, its the same great people and quality we are known for, with just a lot more room now.” said Chris Mosher.
Mongoose Motorsports, owned by Gary Krause, has also earned a highly respected reputation for finely crafted and award-winning custom cars. Gary and his team at Mongoose were selected to build the hero car in “Fast Five”, a movie from Universal Studio’s action franchise “Fast N Furious” as well as numerous cars for customers all over the world. “The two companies coming together means bigger and better things for our customers”, said Krause. “We have experts in both areas now under one roof, with nearly 33,000 square feet of creative space for the coolest custom dream cars to become a reality.”
Licensed through General Motors to build the Corvette Grand Sport and Corvette GTP, Mongoose Motorsports provides classic car restoration and repair, performance upgrades, as well as race car preparation and maintenance.
The fusion of the two businesses, now resides at 1340 E. Main Street in Ravenna, and will include the award-winning custom interior team from Portage Trim as well as the car building experts of Mongoose. Hours are Monday through Thursday, 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM, and Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, by appointment.
For more information , call Portage Trim at 330-296-5511 or Mongoose at 330-296-1963.