Scarlette’s Performance: When Performance Counts
BY JULIE FRITZ
There’s something so exhilarating about a sleek sports car that can take you faster than you ever imagined. A vehicle that uses a high-performance engine to provide you with an experience like never before. Maybe you have your sights set on a custom sports car or motorcycle. Or maybe you are more interested in a classic car with a rebuilt engine that can perform better than ever with the latest technology. At Scarlette’s Performance in Winston-Salem, they help turn your vision into a reality. With over seventy years of performance motor experience, this company delivers high power performance, paired with excellent customer service for cars, trucks, and motorcycles in the Triad.
Owner Sandra Scarlette has been working in the auto industry since she was 14 years old. In 1997 she bought Pat’s Body Shop & Towing from her brother and has continued the legacy, built by her family, of that long-standing Winston-Salem business ever since. Scarlette prides herself on being a woman in an industry where that is not the most common thing you see. Scarlette said, “I am proud to be a part of this business and also proud to be the owner of the second-largest shop in the US owned by a single woman.” In a male-dominated field, she takes her role very seriously. She also uses her platform to highlight things that affect other women.
For instance, since October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, both Scarlette’s Performance and Pat’s Body Shop & Towing are taking the time to raise awareness about this important issue. This year, on October 10, 2020, Scarlette’s Performance and Pat’s Body Shop are hosting the first annual “Racing to Remember.”This all-day event at Farmington Raceway in Mocksville will raise money for Breast Cancer Awareness in memory of David Garwood, who passed away in 2019. The event will also share the proceeds with the unborn son of Tyler Hodge, who passed away this year.
A new and exciting adventure
This year Scarlette decided to take her love of the auto industry to the next level by opening Scarlette’s Performance. She saw a need in this community for a place where custom vehicles and classic cars could be treated by knowledgeable mechanics with all the right tools. She has put together an incredible team that can provide a comprehensive list of premium services for anything from American muscle cars and late model supercars, to big trucks, big vehicles, and motorcycles. You will not be disappointed in the quality of care your vehicle will receive or the customer service that they take pride in providing.
Services and products to meet your needs
Scarlette’s Performance offers a variety of services to meet the needs of your specialized vehicle. Their team can assist you with computerized tire balancing, high-performance engine modifications, dyno tuning, custom exhaust, performance suspension and alignment, custom welding and fabrication, and even hot rod and classic car restorations. And it’s not just about what they can do; it’s what they do it with. Not only do they have experienced staff, but they also use state-of-the-art technology to provide the best service possible. From their Hunter Engineering tire changing machine to top of the line products from companies like Hawk Performance and Mishimoto. Whatever your needs are, Scarlette’s Performance will exceed your expectations.
Reliable towing and recovery available
Last but not least, don’t forget that Scarlette’s Performance also offers towing services. Whatever your towing or recovery needs might be, they have the trucks to get it done. They have Rollbacks and Wreckers and are ready to provide you with immediate assistance. You can contact their towing team at 336-999-3000.
Scarlette’s Performance is located at 4961 South Main Street in Winston-Salem. They are open from 8 AM to 5 PM Monday through Friday. For more information, or to schedule an appointment, you can call them at (336) 955-3099. You can also learn more on their website scarlettesperformance.com or follow them on Facebook and Instagram.