Woman-owned Pat’s Body Shop & Towing has been servicing the Triad for decades, operated by Sandra Scarlette, a true “Jill-of-all-trades.” A force to be reckoned with, Sandra serves as nothing short of an inspiration for young women and striving female business-owners of all ages by letting her quality work speak for itself. In addition to Pat’s Body Shop & Towing, Sandra developed a passion for drag racing and opened Scarlette’s Performance and Parts earlier last year, which has been making big noise in the racing world ever since.
The Scarlette’s Performance team provides services as leaders in their field, with a highly-trained and professional staff. Adrenaline junkies are drawn to Scarlette’s Performance due to its full racing team. Joined by NASCAR crew chief of over 20 years, Randy Cox, and Big Dog Racer Bubba Turner, the high-speed team at Scarlette’s will be a tough act to follow for fellow racing enthusiasts. Additionally, the team recently welcomed Copo Camaro driver Tim Taylor aboard. Sandra even drives her very own speed demon after attending drag racing school under the instruction of Bubba Turner.
Scarlette’s Performance customers can receive services such as computerized tire balancing, high-performance engine modifications, dyno tuning, and more. Upon entering the Scarlette’s Performance and Parts showroom, guests are immediately taken aback by the sleek black, red, and white decor, the stunning 1963 Corvette split-window on the showroom floor, and walls of awards and trophies lining the shop. The shop is truly one-of-a-kind in the Triad. It is the crown jewel of inventory, customer service, and quality automotive care.
After many months of planning and waiting for permits from the City, the Pat’s Body Shop team built a brand new paint shop, which added a whopping 5,400 square feet, two Blowtherm Down Draft automotive paint booths, and a new paint department to the roster. A new truck has also been added to Pat’s towing fleet over the last year. Pat’s currently services 100 cars on a weekly basis, with that number expected to increase as the space expands. Interested in joining the team at Pat’s Body Shop & Towing? Sandra is currently searching for painters, auto body technicians, and collision repair technicians. Email resumes to [email protected] to apply.
Found on Sandra’s properties are beautiful murals painted by tattoo artist Andre Phillip, which represent what Sandra loves the most (besides her family, of course): her pets, her cars, bodybuilding, and especially her late brother Pat Scarlette. Sandra keeps her impressive collection of classic cars carefully tucked away in her “She Shed,” which consists of one room for car storage and another room for entertaining friends, family, and the public. In November, Sandra hosted a chicken stew and a cruise-in in her newly renovated She Shed, and looks forward to hosting more events in the future.
There is no doubt that Sandra’s legacy is due largely in part to her virtues. Giving back to the community is important to Sandra and her employees, inspiring Scarlette’s Performance to sponsor the 2022 Shriners Drag Racing & Hot Rod Expo in Greensboro to benefit Shriners Hospitals for Children, as well as the upcoming 2023 Expo. Sandra’s team also participated in the 11th Annual Fun in the Sun Car and Truck Show in North Myrtle Beach, which draws in a huge crowd each year. In fact, the Scarlette’s Performance and Parts team plans to travel out of state even more frequently for races in 2023.
Upon speaking with Sandra, it is no mystery how she feels about her career, team of employees and friends, and desire to keep growing. Although Sandra’s hard work continuing to pay off may seem like a no-brainer to Sandra’s nearest and dearest, she is still blown away by how her business has progressed each morning she pulls into the parking lot. She is so moved by the support from her community and team members that she becomes teary-eyed when asked to reflect on her years of dedication to her trade. Aside from her dedication and a supportive community, she attributes her success to God and His timing.
Interested in seeing what Scarlette’s Performance and Parts has in store? Follow Sandra and her team on Facebook, and check out @scarlettes_performance on Instagram to learn more.
For all your automotive parts needs, call Scarlette’s Performance and Parts at 336-946-9007. Stop by and visit the showroom at 5730 Country Club Road in Winston-Salem. For Performance, Mechanical and Dyno-Tuning, call 336-955-3099. They are located at 4961 S. Main Street in Winston-Salem. Visit www.scarlettesperformanceparts.com
For all of your collision repairs (Pat’s works with all insurance companies), interior, or mechanical needs, call Pat’s Body Shop & Towing at 336-945-3767, or stop by 5720 Country Club Rd. For towing, please call 336-999-3000. Read more online by visiting www.pats-bodyshop.com.