Zakira's Garage

Zakira's Garage Zakiras Garage specializes in pre-1975 collector car maintenance, repair and restoration; American and Import. Our business was started to work on a private collection but over the past two decades our work has changed to primarily motorcars for regular clientele.
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The core of our work lies in restoration but requests for regular maintenance has developed a service side of the business as well. Our racing heritage is an important aspect of what we do, ranging from engine dynamometer testing to full motorcar development.

Operating as usual

Let’s hope and pray we have a full slate of vintage events in 2021...PVGP is certainly one of the best.
01/10/2021
2021 PVGP Race Week Calendar

Let’s hope and pray we have a full slate of vintage events in 2021...PVGP is certainly one of the best.

The Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix, presented by the Greater Pittsburgh Automobile Dealers Foundation, is looking forward to a full slate of events this summer. What started as a single-day race in 1983 has grown into a motorsport festival with two full race weekends and 10 days of parties, parades a...

Zanardi’s achievements in cars pales by comparison to the challenges he has overcome physically. Never bet against him.
12/22/2020
Motorsport.com

Zanardi’s achievements in cars pales by comparison to the challenges he has overcome physically. Never bet against him.

Zakira's sponsored FWD dirt stock car (Hornet class).Built by Mike, owned and driven by his son Doug Yust.We had a covid...
11/10/2020

Zakira's sponsored FWD dirt stock car (Hornet class).
Built by Mike, owned and driven by his son Doug Yust.
We had a covid-shortened season this year, but we'll be racing again in 2021
www.lawrenceburgspeedway.com

A 72 year old Brit  enjoying a vintage McClaren at 140 MPH, life is good!
10/23/2020
The Goodwood Revival

A 72 year old Brit enjoying a vintage McClaren at 140 MPH, life is good!

This McLaren M1A is a 551kg V8 rocket ship #gwspeedweek

The times they are a changing.
10/04/2020
Robb Report

The times they are a changing.

The EV outsold the iconic 911 by 291 units.

Mini & British lifestyle
10/04/2020

Mini & British lifestyle

Today marks 20 years since the original Mini production ended.
There wasn't a dry eye in the motoring world when the last classic Mini, a red Cooper Sport, rolled off the production line on 4 October 2000, signalling the end of an era in British motoring.
Mini enthusiasts had known for many years that production was due to end that year, but it was still hard to accept that time had caught up with the Mini and the production line at Longbridge would finally come to rest after over 41 years

When I read this is in “Otter Tail County” I had to share. Zakira’s often works on cars that are multi generational, wit...
08/25/2020
Post Bulletin

When I read this is in “Otter Tail County” I had to share.

Zakira’s often works on cars that are multi generational, with value far beyond the monetary worth.

In rural Otter Tail County, one of the biggest collections of convertibles around will be auctioned off in a month, but the collection is about more than just a love of cars.

I tried to post a link earlier tonight; hopefully this time it will work! A local venue for vintage cars, should be a go...
08/24/2020

I tried to post a link earlier tonight; hopefully this time it will work! A local venue for vintage cars, should be a good time.

Due to a couple of cancellations today, we have three spots open now for Saturday's Hill Climb. Send a message to us for more information on entering.
Pictured is Don Klein in his big Healey entering turn two at the 2019 Bellefontaine Hill Climb Revival. Jeff Loewe photo.

First they cancel Mid Ohio Indy Car, now no fans at IMS; 2020 is not going well.
08/04/2020

First they cancel Mid Ohio Indy Car, now no fans at IMS; 2020 is not going well.

News from #IMS:

It is with great regret that we announce the Indianapolis 500 will take place on August 23 without fans. This tough decision was made following careful consideration and extensive consultation with state and city leadership.

We said from the beginning of the pandemic we would put the health and safety of our community first.

We encourage Hoosiers to continue making smart decisions and following the advice of our public health officials so we can help get Indiana back on track.

Full Details: https://bit.ly/2EKFFN7

Back in the day there was lead from the factories as well as lead sleds!
07/28/2020

Back in the day there was lead from the factories as well as lead sleds!

In this photo from Fisher Body's Flint, Michigan Plant we see part of the answer to the question "How in the world did they make those amazing '59 Buick fins?" The process depends on being able to manufacture the very complex lower section of the rear quarter panel. The upper section is then welded to the lower. Further down the line, the seam between the two panels is then filled with lead and metal finished. Skilled craftsmen are obviously essential to produce this industrial work of art.

Jim Pace: “I Am Fine” After Saturday Shadow Crash
07/28/2020
Jim Pace: “I Am Fine” After Saturday Shadow Crash

Jim Pace: “I Am Fine” After Saturday Shadow Crash

Elkhart Lake, WI — Vintage Motorsport reached out to racer Jim Pace following Saturday’s crash of his 1974 Shadow DN4 Can-Am car during a qualifying...

A racer who never gives up, I wouldn’t bet against him.
07/28/2020
RACER Magazine

A racer who never gives up, I wouldn’t bet against him.

Alex Zanardi has undergone additional neurological surgery in a Milan hospital (successful, per a hospital statement) and remains in intensive care.

We had our youngest customer stop by to have a steering rod repair so his father can co-drive with the remote control. I...
07/23/2020

We had our youngest customer stop by to have a steering rod repair so his father can co-drive with the remote control. If it fails again Mike Yust kept a CAD drawing of the part and we’ll knock out another one.

The other gentleman brought in his 1939 Ford to have us install the hot rod flat head he built, as well as install an S10 5 speed so he can cruise the highway and not buzz the motor. The other cool fact is that his first car was a 1939 Ford, so we’re helping relive his teenage years!

We work on a lot of cars that have special meaning to their owners, it always fun and seldom dull.

A worthwhile road trip to see vintage racing at an incredible venue.
07/22/2020
Road America

A worthwhile road trip to see vintage racing at an incredible venue.

A mid-summer favorite, The WeatherTech® International Challenge with Brian Redman is one of the largest vintage racing events in the United States and features over 400 cars competing in several groups. The four-day weekend will also showcase a historic CAN-AM race, which is the highlight of this year’s event as an impressive field of cars is expected to gather in celebration of CAN-AM’s 54th Anniversary. Additionally, 2020 will be a special 50th Anniversary of the UOP Shadow CAN-AM racer.

A new event format in today’s crazy world.
07/18/2020
Everything you need to know as ARA resumes – DirtFish

A new event format in today’s crazy world.

The American Rally Association national series is emerging from its lengthy coronavirus-enforced hibernation this weekend with the Southern Ohio Forest Rally. With safety paramount against... Read more

Speedometers come in all shapes and sizes. If you can guess five of the cars that belong to these gauges you’ll win a li...
06/24/2020

Speedometers come in all shapes and sizes. If you can guess five of the cars that belong to these gauges you’ll win a limited edition Zakira’s Garage t-shirt!

The “limited” factor is that we don’t have them in all sizes!

The wide range of vehicles continues. I love the beautiful vintage Ford logos on a really nice 1938 two door; the Moss g...
06/12/2020

The wide range of vehicles continues.
I love the beautiful vintage Ford logos on a really nice 1938 two door; the Moss gearbox being prepped to go back in an XK120 as well as the tail section of the ultra modern Ducati that spent the afternoon in the driveway.
It’s fun to go to work everyday!

These are the photos missing from my earlier post with the Cadillac!The 55 Chevrolet is a 29,000 mile survivor, drives a...
06/07/2020

These are the photos missing from my earlier post with the Cadillac!
The 55 Chevrolet is a 29,000 mile survivor, drives amazing. The GTO is a beautiful 1964 restoration. The MGB is a nicely modified example that drives well.

After 50 years of being around English cars it’s nice to know some things never change. This brand new Lucas control box...
06/06/2020

After 50 years of being around English cars it’s nice to know some things never change. This brand new Lucas control box, made in England, came in a sealed box, does not work!
Joseph Lucas, Prince of Darkness!

The black Cadillac is a real time capsule. It has power seats, power windows, spotlight and a Hydramatic transmission th...
06/05/2020

The black Cadillac is a real time capsule. It has power seats, power windows, spotlight and a Hydramatic transmission that doesn’t have a “Park” position.
It does has a trunk that would have held a lot of teenagers sneaking into the drive in theater!
The 1955 Chevrolet is a 29,000 mile survivor with a Blue Flame 6; however it doesn’t have any of the optional door mounted rear view mirrors. Driving the ‘55 to have some paint mixed made me realize how lucky my lates sixties high school class mates were to survive slamming a 283/327 or 396 V8 into one of these without upgrading the brakes or the suspension!
The 1964 GTO is a nicely restored 4 wheel drum brake car, again it’s crazy to think of all that power in search of a chassis!

Good news/but not great news. The one day Southern Ohio Forest Rally is tentatively on; but not as a spectator event. I’...
06/05/2020

Good news/but not great news. The one day Southern Ohio Forest Rally is tentatively on; but not as a spectator event.
I’ll update on this page, I plan on working the rally as a volunteer.

Is anyone out there waiting for a post? Maybe an update??

Well...at the last minute..on the verge of cancelling Southern Ohio Forest Rally we received some good news.

We aren't done yet! The authorities have requested some revisions to our permits and plans but as of this Friday evening it seems that we will be able to host an event July 18.

We will release information on when registration will open, details on the event, entry fees, info on when supps will be released, etc very soon. With the positive response we received comes a LOT of WORK for our committee.

We will update you all as we can..

This will be a non-spectator event. There will be no parc expose. There will be no official after party. It definitely won't be what you're used to seeing at SOFR due to social distancing regulations.

But.....we will give our competitors a great event...

Stay tuned friends!!

An MGB with some tasteful mods, it was brought in for a suspension refresh and a tune up to get ready for summer top dow...
06/05/2020

An MGB with some tasteful mods, it was brought in for a suspension refresh and a tune up to get ready for summer top down driving. The owner said the top hasn’t been up in over three years!

Do you know which hand built, supercharged exotic Italian vehicle sports this rear brake set up? It took almost two week...
06/05/2020

Do you know which hand built, supercharged exotic Italian vehicle sports this rear brake set up?
It took almost two weeks the get axle seals that it shares with an Iveco diesel truck.
If you’ve been in the shop in the last two weeks you’re not allowed to answer!!

Zakiras prides itself on being able to work on a wide range of cars; we have a diverse group of vehicles. Not shown in t...
06/02/2020

Zakiras prides itself on being able to work on a wide range of cars; we have a diverse group of vehicles. Not shown in these pictures is a wild 1982 Mercedes Benz 407D double cab van that sports about 60HP, a 4 speed and probably weighs at least 4,000 pounds!
Never a dull moment!

I enjoy taking pictures with the early morning sun coming through the windows; the International C1200 Pick Up hovering ...
05/24/2020

I enjoy taking pictures with the early morning sun coming through the windows; the International C1200 Pick Up hovering over the Singer is one of my favorites.
The other shot is the Ebony and Ivory Jaguar XK120 beauty shot; 20 feet across the isle is another XK120 in bare metal.

We’re not your average garage! Mike started with 16” X 3” piece of billet aluminum and knocked out a bell housing adapto...
05/24/2020

We’re not your average garage!
Mike started with 16” X 3” piece of billet aluminum and knocked out a bell housing adaptor for a vintage Indy Car. It only took about 20 hours of machining after he developed the CNC pattern.

Great news, the season will restart and there will be  a Southern Ohio Forest Rally!
05/24/2020

Great news, the season will restart and there will be a Southern Ohio Forest Rally!

READ THE FULL RELEASE: https://bit.ly/3g7EDJk

ARA Ready to Restart Rally Racing in the USA
Series set for midsummer return

Read more at: https://bit.ly/3g7EDJk

Friday morning shop views got me like 🤤......... not a bad sight to open the front door to.  #cincinnati #zakiras #zakir...
02/14/2020

Friday morning shop views got me like 🤤......... not a bad sight to open the front door to. #cincinnati #zakiras #zakirasgarage #restore #restoration #repair #classic #classics #ohio #shop #vintage #cars #hotrods

Rolls Royce knew a thing or two about details and design! Everything is very appealing to the eye, even in places no one...
02/11/2020

Rolls Royce knew a thing or two about details and design! Everything is very appealing to the eye, even in places no one will ever see. #rollsroyce #rolls #repair #restore #rebuilt #details #vision #thingofbueaty #cincinnati #ohio @ Zakira's Garage

Sex appeal in steel! This Elenore clone was in the shop for some mechanical updates. This car was a pleasure to walk pas...
02/05/2020

Sex appeal in steel! This Elenore clone was in the shop for some mechanical updates. This car was a pleasure to walk past in the shop while she was here. What do you think? #zakiras #zakirasgarage #shelby #mustang #elenore #repair #modified #fastback #muscle #americanmuscle #musclecar #cincinnati #ohio @ Zakira's Garage

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6219 Wooster Pike
Cincinnati, OH
45227

Opening Hours

Monday 08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 08:00 - 17:00
Thursday 08:00 - 17:00
Friday 08:00 - 17:00

Telephone

(513) 272-2229

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Are you guys offering your shop space for a car club meeting still? I think you did last year. Our Model A club might be interested in hosting a meeting there in April.
Lovely Singer
Had a great time today! Kids loved it!! Thanks for having everyone out!!!
I have a 31' Ford Model A. Do you guys have the machine for arcing the brake pads to the drums?