Tour of Canepa Design

Disneyland for car guys! Bruce Canepa owner and founder of Canepa Design was on hand Saturday October 13, for a special tour of his state of the art facility in Scotts Valley, California. Saturday marked the final “Cars and Coffee” event of the year, so a few friends and clients decided to make the two hour trip from Modesto to Canepa.

Bruce Canepa is a well known racer and a familiar face at the Monterey Motorsports Reunion. In addition to being a racer, he restores and sells collectible vehicles. Although Porsche automobiles are his big passion, he restores many other types of cars from Duesenbergs to Cobras. His restoration facility hosts a body shop, mechanical facility, machine shop as well as a sales showroom. The only item that is not restored on site is chrome and zinc plating. Talk about quality control!!!


Canepa design is passionate about everything being perfect. Even the shop! As I entered the body shop, I noticed that the floors were as clean as the showroom. This attention to detail shows the pride that the employees have here. Bruce is employer to 45 craftsmen who are generally all over 50 years old. His facility is most likely one the the finest in the world, so he has no problem finding talanted restoration experts.

If you find yourself in Scotts Valley California, this is a must see destination.

Canepa design is located at:
4900 Scotts Valley Drive. Scotts Valley, CA. 95066

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