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

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08/27/2021
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Motor sports featuring hill climbs, rally’s and more - anything with wheels and horsepower could be featured here

He never minced words, a real loss to the US racing community. RIP.
08/26/2021
MARTIN: Robin Miller's Incredible Life - SPEED SPORT

He never minced words, a real loss to the US racing community. RIP.

Robin MIller didn't just report on racing, he also raced himself in the 1970s and 1980s. (Stan Kalwasinski Photo) Columns MARTIN: Robin Miller’s Incredible Life By Bruce Martin August 25, 2021 MOORESVILLE, N.C. – It was 12 days ago, on Aug. 13, that Robin Miller wrapped up his Motorsports Hall o...

Up for a challenge? Recognize these emblems? We want to talk to you. Forward your resume to@hr@zakiras.com #nowhiring #h...
08/24/2021

Up for a challenge? Recognize these emblems? We want to talk to you. Forward your resume [email protected]@zakiras.com #nowhiring #helpwanted #jobs #hiring #pontiac #bentley #alfaromeo #studebaker #cord #cincinnati #carrestoration #classiccars #collectiblecars #coolclassiccars #cars #automotive #mechanic

If your medium is metal, we are your studio. Technicians wanted, send your resume to [Email hidden] #petrollife #nowhiri...
08/11/2021

If your medium is metal, we are your studio. Technicians wanted, send your resume to [Email hidden] #petrollife #nowhiring #helpwanted #jobs #metalwork #welding #vandiemen #mechanics #technicians #shoplife #cincinnati #techswanted

If your medium is metal, we are your studio. Technicians wanted, send your resume to [Email hidden] #petrollife #nowhiring #helpwanted #jobs #metalwork #welding #vandiemen #mechanics #technicians #shoplife #cincinnati #techswanted

Awesomeness wanted. Send resumes to hr@zakiras.com #helpwanted #techswanted #mechanics #nowhiring #coolclassics #coolcla...
08/03/2021

Awesomeness wanted. Send resumes to [email protected] #helpwanted #techswanted #mechanics #nowhiring #coolclassics #coolclassiccars #awesomeness #classiccarsdaily #carculture #vintagecars #cars #automotive #cincinnati

Awesomeness wanted. Send resumes to [email protected] #helpwanted #techswanted #mechanics #nowhiring #coolclassics #coolclassiccars #awesomeness #classiccarsdaily #carculture #vintagecars #cars #automotive #cincinnati

Tag A Friend Who Loves Working On Cars #helpwanted #techswanted #nowhiring #cincinnati #mechanics #classiccar #classicca...
07/27/2021

Tag A Friend Who Loves Working On Cars #helpwanted #techswanted #nowhiring #cincinnati #mechanics #classiccar #classiccarsdaily #carculture #cars #automotive #dodgecharger #packard

Tag A Friend Who Loves Working On Cars #helpwanted #techswanted #nowhiring #cincinnati #mechanics #classiccar #classiccarsdaily #carculture #cars #automotive #dodgecharger #packard

He continues to battle against all odds; one hell of a man!
07/02/2021
Alex Zanardi’s wife provides update on his condition

He continues to battle against all odds; one hell of a man!

One year after Alex Zanardi’s crash and ensuing head trauma in an Italian hand bike competition, his wife Daniela shared an update on the CART IndyCar Series champion and Paralympian’s recovery pro…

Some close by motorsports!
05/25/2021

Some close by motorsports!

We have received a ton of messages and inquiries about where the 2021 Southern Ohio Forest Rally presented by Wagner Subaru will be taking place, what time and the best places to watch over the last few weeks...

We are happy to announce that most of your questions have just been answered. Head over to www.southernohioforestrally.com and follow the link to download a PDF version of this year's spectator guide.

The spectator guide includes schedules, maps and more to help you plan your weekend with us!!

We will also have a few hundred paper versions of the spectator guide available at the rally but make sure you download the PDF and maps to help you navigate your way throughout the rally.

We look forward to seeing you soon!!

As a shop that’s built some special Indy cars we certainly hope Bob Jenkins can beat this.
05/24/2021
Bob Jenkins cherishes Indianapolis 500's arrival as he battles brain cancer

As a shop that’s built some special Indy cars we certainly hope Bob Jenkins can beat this.

CRAWFORDSVILLE, Ind. (WISH) -- Bob Jenkins began the week with a bold declaration. "I don't know where I am going to be on (Indianapolis 500) race day. I have no idea where I am going to watch the race from, but I will be there,"

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!

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4480 Lake Forest Dr, Ste 314
Cincinnati, OH
45227

Opening Hours

Monday 8am - 5pm
Tuesday 8am - 5pm
Wednesday 8am - 5pm
Thursday 8am - 5pm
Friday 8am - 5pm

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?