I’ve had the pleasure to see Mike’s work first hand for quite a few years now. As many know, I am immersed in all things Mopar and I’m hired constantly to validate, inspect and critique world class Mopars. Mike’s work is truly NEXT LEVEL stuff. I’ve never seen anything close to it as far as level of OE detail and true understanding of what originality is. The painstaking efforts taken by he & his crew to emulate factory authentic detail is un-paralleled.
I had the privilege to inspect one of his recent restorations, a 70 Hemi Superbird, both prior to restoration in it unrestored state and through its journey thrpugh restoration to its current state. I watched this car being transformed from a very good original survivor to an exceptional example of closest to factory original as humanly possible.
This may be the best restored Super Bird in the world known at this time. As a matter of fact, this may be the best Mopar ever restored to date. The attention to detail is second to none in my opinion.
The exceptional level of restoration was validated by winning the Best of Show at the 2014 Corvette and Muscle Car Nationals, and achieving Gold at the 2015 Chrysler of Carlisle in Carlisle Nationals. The car was judged by the foremost experts in the Mopar world. The judging team consisted on Frank Badalson, Paul Jacobs and myself.
I personally have been restoring, judging and validating cars for over 30 years that this may be the closest to a score of 1.0 that I have ever seen.
Dave Wise, Mopar Expert, OE Judge