See what drives us. Learn about The Little Speed Shop team and how the shop came to be.
The Little Speed Shop is a full-service automotive repair and performance facility located in Rochester, New York. Our goal is to provide the highest quality service and a memorable client experience that is tailored to each individual.
The Little Speed Shop LLC was established in December 2010, by Kevin VanValkenburgh. Kevin was a BMW Master Technician for over 10 years, working at BMW Dealerships before deciding to branch off and start his own shop. Kevin started The Little Speed Shop because he wanted clients to be able to get the same level of service you would expect at a dealer at a reasonable rate. Kevin also wanted to be able to provide an opportunity for local race/track enthusiasts to be able to pursue their driving ambitions. The Little Speed Shop is truly a family business, Kevin’s wife, Jillian runs the front of the house (usually with one of their children in tow)!
Since its inception, The Little Speed Shop has developed a strong presence in the European car repair market and has quickly become one of the top tier repair shops in the Rochester area. To provide this level of service TLSS employs factory trained technicians, uses top of the line equipment, and tries to go above and beyond. Relationships with clients are built on trust and our ability to understand deadlines and get the job done no matter what it takes. We also offer our complimentary shuttle service to and from your wherever you need to be.
On the track/race end of things the business has grown immensely in order to keep up with the growing demands of clients and influx of new clientele. The Little Speed Shop has become a “one stop shop” for race/track clientele. In addition to providing service and maintenance and performance parts for track and race cars, TLSS also provides clients transportation to and from track events, on-site track and race support (for individual clients and car clubs) , hospitality management, apparel, and a full service fabrication department. TLSS is a DOT Motor Carrier and our fleet has authority to operate for hire within the US and Canada.
Our newest endeavour is opening a retail and service facility at Watkin's Glen International Racetrack. At the track we have a shop right on site in the gargages where we have a retial store that sells many things a person may need while at the racetrack, apparel, helmets, gloves, suits, refueling equipment, communication equipment, car specific parts and much more and a service shop where we can mount and balance tires, do diagnostics, fluid flushes, brakes, alignments and anything else one may need while at the track.